Pittsburgh falls to Metro after surprising comeback

Metro climbed out of a two-goal hole to beat Pittsburgh, 6-5.

Metro let multiple leads slip away before eventually digging out of a two hole to pick up the win. Metro took a 1-0 advantage on a goal by Kevin Shand at 5:19 in the first period. Metro found itself down 5-3 after Pittsburgh\’s Darrien Sroka put the puck home at 8:02 in the third period. After knotting things up at 5-5 on a goal by Dylan Naumovski at 12:41 in the third, Metro got the game-winner from Mathias Tellstrom at 15:14 in the third period.

Tellstrom was all over the ice for Metro, as he tallied two goals and three assists in the win. Tellstrom scored the first of his two goals at 17:39 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Metro. Shand provided the assist. Tellstrom\’s next tally made the score 6-5 Metro with 4:46 left in the third period. Jason Recchia picked up the assist.

Metro\’s offense rang up 53 shots on Pittsburgh\’s net. Metro\’s defense let in more goals than it usually has this year. Metro is averaging 2.3 goals against for the season. 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 Shand, who also registered two goals and two assists. Metro also got a goal from Jacob Rutkoske as well. Other players who recorded assists for Metro were Michael Tratar, who had three and Jacob Drinkard, Matt Dempsey, and Austin Kane, who each chipped in one.

Pittsburgh kept Metro\’s goalie busy throughout the game, and Kane made 26 saves on 31 shots. Pittsburgh\’s goal total was higher than its season average. This season, Pittsburgh averages 2.9 goals per contest.

Pittsburgh was led by Brian Dee, who grabbed two goals and one assist. Dee scored the first of his two goals at 13:36 into the first period to make the score 1-1. James Unger assisted on the tally. Dee\’s next tally made the score 3-2 Pittsburgh with 14:50 left in the second period. Unger picked up the assist. Pittsburgh also got points from Sroka, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Pittsburgh included Ryker Barber and Dominick Glavach, who scored one goal each. More assists for Pittsburgh came via Nicholas Lyon, Perry Shiring, Ryan Loebig, Justin Shepherd, and Devin Sroka, who contributed one each.

Metro incurred four minutes in penalty time with two minors. Jacob Stack rejected 47 shots on goal for Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors.