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Johnstown uses shootout to best Springfield, 3-2 (2-1 SO)
Story by Narrative Science.
Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as the Johnstown Tomahawks defeated the Springfield Jr. Blues in a shootout 3-2 (2-1 SO).The shootout lasted for nine attempts between the teams. Springfield got a shootout goal from Alex Baskakov. Johnstown also got a shootout goal from Jordan Watt.
The Tomahawks overcame a one-goal deficit to capture the victory. Johnstown was down 2-1 after a goal by the Jr. Blues' Davis Dekorte at 1:26 in the third period. The Tomahawks tied things up at 2-2 on a goal by Tyler Basham at 6:32 in the third period.
Johnstown put 38 shots on net during the contest, more than the 24.4 it averages per game.
The Tomahawks were led by Omar Mullan, who tallied one goal and one assist. Mullan scored 6:19 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Johnstown. Other players who recorded assists for Johnstown were Trevor Recktenwald, who had one.
Springfield was helped by Patrick Curry, who racked up one goal. Curry scored on the power play 14:26 into the second period to make the score 1-1. The Jr. Blues had gotten the advantage when Johnstown's Joe Drabin was sent off for roughing. Kevin Shand assisted on the tally. More assists for Springfield came via Max Kalter, William Scherer, and Oliver Takacsi-Nagy, who contributed one a piece.
Alex Okicki recorded 20 saves for the Tomahawks. Johnstown totaled 11 minutes in penalty time with three minors and one major and went 0-for-1 on the power play. Springfield's Stefanos Lekkas stopped 35 shots out of the 37 that he faced. The Jr. Blues totaled seven minutes in penalty time with one minor and one major and went 1-for-3 on the power play.