SCRANTON– The Tomahawks came back from a 2-0 deficit, but a shootout goal gave the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights a 4-3 win on Saturday night at the Revolution Ice Arena.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton took the early 2-0 lead, thanks to first period goals from Carson Knop at 12:25 and Steven Kelly at 19:38.
The Tomahawks got on the board 6:11 into the second period, as Tommy Horn took a pass from Filips Buncis and fired a shot over the right shoulder of Andrey Svistunov. Luke Lynch also added an assist on the goal.
Kelly O’Brien tied the game, after stealing the puck and scoring a breakaway goal at 9:01 of the second period. O’Brien now has five points (one goal, four assists) in the last four games.
Buncis gave Johnstown its first lead of the game, taking a pass from behind the net and firing a shot just under the crossbar 1:49 into the third period. Andrew Romano provided the pass that led to the goal, while Alex Alger also added an assist.
Aiden Beck tied the game for the Knights, scoring at 7:15 of the third period. Matt Beranek earned the assist on the goal.
In the overtime period, both teams had opportunities, but both Nick DeSimone and Svistunov kept the puck out of the net, sending the game to a shootout.
In the shootout, Knop scored the lone goal, as his backhand shot slipped between the post and the stick of DeSimone
Svistunov earned the win, stopping 49 of 52 shots. DeSimone suffered the loss, stopping 32 of 35 shots. The Tomahawks went 0-for-3 on the power-play and 4-for-4 on the penalty kill.
The Tomahawks close out their weekend road trip with a 1 p.m. game against the Knights Sunday afternoon. They then open the 2015-16 home schedule next Friday and Saturday against the New Jersey Titans. Face-off for both games is set for 7 p.m.