The Amherstburg Admirals needed three overtimes before they beat the Wheatley Sharks 5-4.
Blades Rutckyj scored the game winner 6:12 in the third OT to give the Admirals a 3-0 lead in their opening round playoff series.
Amherstburg can close out the series with a win on Tuesday night.
Meanwhile, the Blenheim Blades lost 3-2 to Alvinston.
The Flyers built up a 3-0 lead before Blenheim responded with two goals in the third.
The Blades still lead the series 2-1.