Saturday, September 7, 2013

Metro opens season with 3-2 shootout win in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH - The Metro Jets blew a two-goal lead in the third period, but came back to defeat the Pittsburgh Vengeance 3-2 in a shootout Saturday night at Blade Runners USA to open the 2013-14 NA3HL season.

T.J. Krajewski and Alex Holm (pictured) staked the Jets to a 2-0 lead after 40 minutes. Krajewski also assisted on Holm's goal for a two-point night.

In the third period, Pittsburgh's Nick Santiago converted a penalty shot and Oskar Thorsen scored at 18:17 to force the overtime and eventual shootout.

Cody Jones and Zack MacKay scored in the shootout for the Jets, while Kameron Limburg stopped four of the five Vengeance shooters to gain the win for Metro.

Limburg finished with 31 saves, while Chase Stanford made 30 stops for Pittsburgh.

The two teams wrap up their season-opening series Sunday at noon.

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