Maine\’s Jake Dickson scored zero seconds into overtime to beat Wilkes-Barre, 5-4 (OT).
Maine overcame a three-goal deficit to capture the victory. Maine was down 4-1 after a goal by Wilkes-Barre\’s Michael Tugo at 16:34 in the second period. Maine tied things up at 4-4 on a goal by Chris King at 13:17 in the third period.
Maine\’s penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on four Wilkes-Barre power plays. Maine\’s offense rang up 58 shots on Wilkes-Barre\’s net. Team\’s forwards weren\’t the only contributers offensively, and the team\’s defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals.
Maine was led by Drew Sommerhof, who registered one goal. Sommerhof scored on the power play 7:48 into the third period to make the score 4-3 Wilkes-Barre. Maine had gotten the advantage when Wilkes-Barre\’s Jan Mendel was sent off for high sticking. Matt Henderson picked up the assist. Others who scored for Maine included Ben Henderson and Drew Lupardo, who each put in one. In addition, Maine received assists from Noel Fischer and Spence Cowand, who each chipped in one.
Maine was unable to stop Wilkes-Barre from sending pucks towards the net, and Wilkes-Barre eventually piled up 53 shots on goal. Wilkes-Barre could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 24 minutes in penalties during the game.
Wilkes-Barre was helped by Daniel Leisser, who tallied one goal and one assist. Leisser scored 12:29 into the second period to make the score 2-0 Wilkes-Barre. Arturs Bush provided the assist. Wilkes-Barre also got points from Bush, who also racked up one goal and one assist and Guillaume St. Germain, who also had one goal and one assist. Other players who recorded assists for Wilkes-Barre were Jonathan Wisten, Austin Bandura, Krystof Rykala, and Derek Bureau, who contributed one each.
Maine incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors. Andrew Sharkus rejected 53 shots on goal for Wilkes-Barre.