Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as New England defeated Maine in a shootout 5-4 (2-1 SO).
New England came back from a two-goal deficit to capture the victory. New England was down 3-1 after a goal by Maine\’s Matt Jerome at 7:47 in the second period. New England knotted things up at 4-4 on a goal by Cowand at 15:12 in the third period.
New England got the win behind a great game by Henrik Nilsson, who had two goals and one assist. Nilsson scored the first of his two goals at 8:59 into the second period to make the score 3-2 Maine. Tyler Duquette picked up the assist. Nilsson\’s next tally made the score 4-3 New England with 2:49 left in the second period. New England had taken the advantage when Maine\’s Matt Henderson got sent off for tripping. Steve Crocker assisted on the tally.
New England was forced to rely heavily on their penalty kill unit throughout the game, as it racked up 20 penalty minutes.
New England additionally got points from Crocker, who also racked up one goal and one assist. New England also got a goal from Rick Marvin as well. In addition, New England received assists from Latham, who had one and Andre Nybo, who had two.
Maine could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 20 minutes in penalties during the game.
Maine also got points from Drew Lupardo, who also tallied one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Noel Fischer also scored for Maine. More assists for Maine came via Ben Henderson, Taylor Zion, and Ryder Parkhurst, who each chipped in one.
Devyn Levesque rejected 26 shots on goal for New England. New England registered two goals on six power play opportunities. Maine\’s starting goalie, Jon Fields, made 16 saves and finished with the sol before he was taken out in favor of Lucas Osborne, who stopped three shots. Maine registered one goal on six power play opportunities.