Saturday, March 17, 2012

Klisz, Hellebuyck help Jets even series Saturday night

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio - The Metro Jets jumped out to a 3-0 lead and never looked back in evening their first-round NA3HL playoff series at one game apiece with a 5-2 win over the Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks Saturday night at IceLand USA.

The deciding Game 3 is Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. and the winner will face the Flint Jr. Generals, who swept their opening-round series with the Pittsburgh Jr. Penguins.

Steve Klisz and Chris Hellebuyck (pictured) each had a goal and two assists to back Dillon Kelley's 30-save outing between the pipes for Metro.

Mike MacKinnon added a goal and a helper for the Jets, while John Baker and captain Tommy Kilgore rounded out the scoring.

For Cleveland, David Fassbender and Pat Smith scored and Alex Larson kicked aside 30 shots.

The Jets finished 3-for-7 on the power play and held Cleveland to an impressive 0-for-7 with the man-advantage.

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