Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as Maine defeated Cape Cod in a shootout 6-5 (2-1 SO).
Drew Lupardo had a great game for Maine, netting two goals. Lupardo found the back of the net on the power play 16:10 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Maine and again while 17:13 into the third to make the score 4-3 Maine.
Maine\’s penalty kill excelled, as Maine gave up zero goals despite allowing six power plays.
Maine stifled Cape Cod\’s power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Maine forced Cape Cod goalie Brent Petrowski to work between the pipes, taking 37 shots. Maine found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. Maine has scored at the pace of 3.0 goals per game during the current campaign.
Maine additionally got points from Noel Fischer, who also registered one goal and one assist, Ben Henderson, who also registered one goal and one assist, and Molchanov, who also racked up one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. More assists for Maine came via Ryder Parkhurst, Matt Henderson, and Drew Sommerhof, who contributed one each.
Cape Cod\’s offense rang up 46 shots on Maine\’s net. Team\’s forwards weren\’t the only contributers offensively, and the team\’s defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals.
Cape Cod was led by Charles Antoine Malenfant, who had one goal and one assist. Malenfant scored 7:33 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Cape Cod. Chris Harris assisted on the tally. Cape Cod also got points from Harris, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Cape Cod included JC Moritz, Vasiliy Mironov, and Jean Sebastien Dufort, who scored one goal each. In addition, Cape Cod received assists from Jordy Knoren, Isaac Bosse, and Colton Hart, who each chipped in one.
Lucas Osborne made 41 saves for Maine on 46 shots. Maine incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors. Petrowski recorded 31 saves for Cape Cod. Cape Cod incurred 20 minutes in penalty time with five minors.