Tratar’s big game bests Pittsburgh in 6-1 Metro win

Metro\’s Michael Tratar had a big offensive game, scoring two goals and contributing two assists in his team\’s 6-1 win over Pittsburgh.

Tratar\’s tallies came at 7:56 into the second period to make the score 2-0 Metro and 10:35 into the second to make the score 4-1 Metro.

Metro\’s penalty kill excelled, as Metro gave up zero goals despite allowing 10 power plays.

Metro forced its penalty killing units to work especially hard during the game, picking up 10 minors and one major for 35 minutes in penalty time. Metro surpassed its season average of 29.0 penalty minutes per game. Metro forced Pittsburgh\’s goalies to work without much rest, firing 35 shots and forcing 29 saves. Jacob Stack made 19 stops and Adam Provaznik made 10. Metro stifled Pittsburgh\’s power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man.

Metro additionally got points from Kevin Shand, who also registered one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Metro included Jason Newel, Jacob Rutkoske, and Matt Dempsey, who scored one goal each. In addition, Metro received assists from Marc Schwartz, who had two, Pearce Vance, who had three, and Cam Schwartz, Devin Kelly, TJ Krajewski, and Chase Sereno, who contributed one each.

Pittsburgh\’s penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on four Metro power plays.

Pittsburgh was led by Devin Sroka, who scored the team\’s only goal. Sroka scored 10:17 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Metro. Kenny White assisted on the tally.

Austin Kane rejected 24 shots on goal for Metro. Pittsburgh ended with 23 minutes in penalty time with four minors and one major.