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Lindgren Shuts the Door on Knights

JOHNSTOWN – Andrew Lindgren stopped 34 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton shots en route to a 3-0 victory for the Johnstown Tomahawks Saturday night at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena.

 

Both the Tomahawks and the Knights engaged in a defensive struggle the first period, surrendering less than 10 shots a piece in the opening frame.

 

Johnstown gained momentum going into the second period after killing a Zak Galambos five minute major penalty for kneeing.

 

Lindgren and his counterpart, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton goalie Andrey Svistunov, held the fort and halted all of the pucks they saw in the second period. As a result, both teams skated into the final frame in a scoreless tie.

 

At 9:39, the Tomahawks broke the zeros when Tommy Horn backhanded a shot past Svistunov unassisted. For Horn, the goal was his eleventh of the campaign.

 

Anthony Parrucci notched his tenth goal of the year at 12:42, beating the goaltender blocker side. Filips Buncis and Brendan Jaquay tallied the helpers.

 

Jaquay added a goal of his own into an empty net to seal the Tomahawks victory at 3-0. Parrucci assisted on Jaquay’s tenth of the season.

 

In the loss, Svistunov stopped 26 Tomahawks shots on goal, moving his record to 8-10-1 on the season for the Knights.

 

Johnstown is back in action on Friday, March 18 for Irish Night. The team will wear specialty Irish jerseys which will be auctioned off. Additionally, the band Full Kilt will be on hand for a live performance. Saturday, March 19 is the Team Photo Giveaway. For more information, go to JohnstownTomahawks.com