Empire JHL 2012/2013
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Suffolk beats Philadelphia 4-3 after comeback scare
Story by Narrative Science.
The Suffolk PAL survived a determined comeback attempt by the Philadelphia Revolution on the way to a 4-3 win.
Suffolk took a 4-2 lead during the third period, only to have Philadelphia storm back on a Donald Willier goal 15:32 into the third period to pull to one goal down.
The Revolution's power play was ineffective against the PAL's penalty kill, which allowed zero goals while shorthanded.
Suffolk's penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on eight Philadelphia power plays. The PAL kept Philadelphia's goalie busy throughout the game, and Justin Kirk made 30 saves on 34 shots. Suffolk was forced to rely heavily on their penalty kill unit throughout the game, as it racked up 16 penalty minutes.
The PAL were helped by Michael Leone, who racked up one goal. Leone scored short handed 12:15 into the third period to make the score Suffolk. A roughing call on Cameron Smith put Suffolk on the penalty kill. Nicholas Ambery picked up the assist. Suffolk also got points from Nicholas Mangone, who also grabbed one goal and one assist and Christopher Seeback, who also finished with one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Other players who recorded assists for Suffolk were Tyler Murphy, Michael Martino, and Christopher Stemke, who contributed one a piece.
The Revolution excelled on the penalty kill, only allowing the PAL to get one power play goal on 13 chances. Philadelphia's defense was uncharacteristically lax during the game. The Revolution give up 1.5 goal per game. Philadelphia's penalty killing units received substantial work throughout the game as the Revolution finished with 36 penalty minutes.
Philadelphia was helped by Nicholas Minerva, who tallied one goal. Minerva scored 9:50 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Suffolk. Willier provided the assist. Philadelphia additionally got points from Willier, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Philadelphia also got a goal from Justin Goldstein as well. More assists for Philadelphia came via Joseph Keenan, who had two and Travis Kauffman and William Hayden, who each chipped in one.
Daniel Potter rejected 23 shots on goal for Suffolk.