Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as Lockport Express defeated New England Stars in a shootout 1-0 (1-0 SO).
The shootout lasted for five attempts between the teams.
Gian Carlo Muglia frustrated New England Stars\’ offense all game, and stopped 34 shots en route to a shutout. Muglia certainly lowered his goals against average, which was 4.85 entering the contest.
Lockport Express\’ penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on five New England Stars power plays. Lockport Express\’ offense operated below its season average. Lockport Express puts an average of 4.6 pucks into the net per game.
New England Stars excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in four chances. New England Stars was held below its usual level of production. New England Stars averages 4.7 goals per game. New England Stars\’ offense rang up 34 shots on Lockport Express\’ net.
Lockport Express incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors. Dalton Doire made 27 saves for New England Stars on 27 shots. New England Stars incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors.