ATTLEBORO, Mass. – The Johnstown Tomahawks fell 4-2 to the Northeast Generals Thursday evening, forcing a Game 5 on Saturday, April 20 at 7 p.m.
1st Period Recap
The Generals scored the game’s first goal when Svet Kuchynski tallied a power play marker to put Northeast up 1-0.
Johnstown fired ample shots at David Fessenden, but the netminder closed the first period with his team in front 1-0.
Shots on Goal After the First Period: Johnstown (14) | Northeast (13)
2nd Period Recap
Johnstown came out flying in the second period with physicality and more shots on net.
The Tomahawks tied the game at 1-1 when Andy Nedeljkovic tapped in a loose puck through the five-hole of Fessenden for his second goal of the post-season.
Northeast responded with a shorthanded goal from Liam McCanney to take a 2-1 lead into the second intermission.
Shots on Goal After the Second Period: Johnstown (25) | Northeast (27)
3rd Period Recap:
Just 1:08 into the third frame, Northeast increased its lead to 3-1 after Brady Gaudette capitalized on a Hawks turnover and scored on Carter McPhail.
On the power play, Oliver Benwell chipped in a shot from Carson Brière to cut the Generals lead to 3-2.
Late pressure from the Tomahawks proved futile as Joe Nagle added an empty-net goal to seal a Game 4 win for Northeast.
Final Shots on Goal: Johnstown (36) | Northeast (38)
Game 5 will take place Saturday, April 20 at 1st Summit Arena. To purchase tickets, please click the link provided.
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