JOHNSTOWN – The New Jersey Titans edged the Johnstown Tomahawks in overtime 4-3 to tie the East Division Final Series 1-1.
1st Period Recap
After a wild game one, both teams were hesitant to take unnecessary chances on offense.
Johnstown broke through the scoreless tie when Roman Kraemer sent a pass to Joey Kile who deflected it past Perrone for his first of the playoffs.
Shots on Goal After the First Period: Johnstown (9) | New Jersey (8)
2nd Period Recap
The Titans battled back to tie the contest two minutes into the second period with a shorthanded goal from Gavin Gulash.
Gulash tallied his second of the game at 13:00 of the second period for a 2-1 Titans lead going into the second intermission.
Shots on Goal After the Second Period: Johnstown (19) | New Jersey (15)
3rd Period Recap:
The Tomahawks needed only 2:27 to tie the game at 2-2 when Pavel Kharin scored his first goal of the playoffs.
Johnstown, then, went up 3-2 late in the third period after Oliver Benwell tipped a Cam Hebert shot past Brandon Perrone.
However, the Titans tied the game late in the third period with 18 seconds left after Spencer Stanley’s shot bounced past Carter McPhail.
The Titans captured the 4-3 victory with a goal from Matteo Menotti.
Final Shots on Goal: Johnstown (31) | New Jersey (21)
The East Division Final continues on Friday, May 3 at Middletown Ice World in Middletown, New Jersey for Game 3.
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