Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as Metro defeated West Michigan in a shootout 2-1 (1-0 SO).
The shootout featured five attempts between both teams.
Metro was led by goalie Trevor Kalinowski, who finished with 35 saves while allowing one goal.
Metro forced its penalty killing units to work especially hard during the game, picking up five minors and two majors for 40 minutes in penalty time. Metro surpassed its season average of 26.0 penalty minutes per game. Metro excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in five chances. Metro forced West Michigan goalie Samuel Woznicki to work between the pipes, taking 36 shots.
West Michigan\’s offense rang up 36 shots on Metro\’s net.
Metro registered zero goals on one power play opportunities. Woznicki rejected 34 shots on goal for West Michigan. West Michigan incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors.