Pittsburgh failed to take advantage of its power play opportunities and Metro shook off a number of penalties to win, 5-2.
Metro was led by Kevin Shand, who racked up one goal and one assist. Shand scored on the power play 17:23 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Metro. Metro had gained a power play chance when James Stiles was whistled for roughing. Marc Schwartz provided the assist.
Metro excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in nine chances. Metro\’s penalty killing units received substantial work throughout the game as Metro finished with 40 penalty minutes.
Metro additionally got points from Michael Tratar, who also registered one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Others who scored for Metro included Jacob Gleason, Jacob Drinkard, and TJ Krajewski, who each put in one. In addition, Metro received assists from Cam Schwartz, Spencer Graham, Chase Sereno, Matt Dempsey, and Graham Day, who contributed one each.
Pittsburgh could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 26 minutes in penalties during the game.
Pittsburgh was helped by Devin Sroka, who grabbed one goal. Sroka scored 18:53 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Perry Shiring picked up the assist. Pittsburgh also got a goal from James Unger as well.
Kameron Limburg made 21 saves for Metro on 23 shots. Metro registered one goal on two power play opportunities. Marcus Gloss rejected 25 shots on goal for Pittsburgh.