Friday, March 16, 2012

Cleveland edges Jets Friday night in Game 1

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio - Steve Klisz scored a late power-play goal, but it wasn't enough as the Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks edged the Metro Jets 2-1 Friday night in Game 1 of their opening-round NA3HL playoff series at IceLand USA.

After a scoreless first period, Cleveland tallied twice in 36 seconds to take a 2-0 lead into the third period.

David Fassbender scored first at 4:52 on a Cleveland man-advantage and then Andrew Mitch scored shorthanded at 5:28.

Klisz (pictured) made it 2-1 at 19:20, but Metro could not find the equalizer.

Dillon Kelley finished with 31 saves, while Alex Larson stopped 39 at the other end.

Game 2 is Saturday night at IceLand at 8 p.m.

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