Metro survives Pittsburgh comeback, wins 6-5

Pittsburgh tried its best to erase a four-goal deficit, but Metro would not be denied the victory and hung on to win, 6-5.

A goal by Dylan Naumovski put Metro up 6-2 in the third period, but Pittsburgh pulled to within one on Darrien Sroka\’s tally 18:14 into the third period.

Mathias Tellstrom had one goal and three assists to lead Metro. Tellstrom scored 7:56 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Robert Flannery picked up the assist.

Metro forced Pittsburgh goalie Jacob Stack to work between the pipes, taking 37 shots. Metro\’s defense was uncharacteristically lax during the game. Metro gives up 2.3 goals per game. Team\’s forwards weren\’t the only contributers offensively, and the team\’s defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals.

Metro additionally got points from Michael Tratar, who also finished with one goal and two assists and Kevin Shand, who also grabbed one goal and two assists. Metro also had goals scored by David Chavis and Pearce Vance, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Metro were Chase Sereno, Chas Distelrath, and Graham Day, who each chipped in one.

Pittsburgh bested its season scoring average. Pittsburgh averages 2.8 goals per game.

Pittsburgh also got points from James Unger, who also registered one goal and one assist and Brian Dee, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Pittsburgh included Connor Ackerman and Camron Smith, who each put in one. In addition, Pittsburgh received assists from Perry Shiring, Ryker Barber, Justin Shepherd, and Devin Sroka, who contributed one each and Dominick Glavach and Gavin Cummings, who each chipped in two.

Kameron Limburg rejected 18 shots on goal for Metro. Metro incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors. Jacob Stack made 31 saves for Pittsburgh on 37 shots. Pittsburgh incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors.