New Hampshire Fighting Spirit erases deficit to stun Wilkes-Barre Miners, 4-3

New Hampshire Fighting Spirit climbed out of a two-goal hole to beat Wilkes-Barre Miners, 4-3.

New Hampshire Fighting Spirit never led in the game until netting the game winner. New Hampshire Fighting Spirit was down 2-0 after a power play goal by Wilkes-Barre Miners\’ Austin Bandura at 6:57 in the second period. New Hampshire Fighting Spirit tied things up at 3-3 on a goal by Nick Pino at 14:34 in the third period. New Hampshire Fighting Spirit netted the game winner at 17:01 in the third period on a goal by Pino.

New Hampshire Fighting Spirit forced Wilkes-Barre Miners goalie Zak Bouve to work between the pipes, taking 42 shots.

New Hampshire Fighting Spirit was helped by Mike Heffernan, who grabbed one goal and one assist. New Hampshire Fighting Spirit additionally got points from Mike Callaghan, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Alex Peddle also scored for New Hampshire Fighting Spirit. Other players who recorded assists for New Hampshire Fighting Spirit were Brett Bittner, who had two and Josh Crane, Travis Blinkhorn, and Tim Casey, who contributed one each.

Wilkes-Barre Miners excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in four chances.

Wilkes-Barre Miners was led by Derek Bureau, who tallied one goal and two assists. Bureau scored 16:18 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Wilkes-Barre Miners. Wilkes-Barre Miners also got a goal from Kenny Myers as well. In addition, Wilkes-Barre Miners received assists from Jonathan Wisten, who had one.

Claes Endre rejected 24 shots on goal for New Hampshire Fighting Spirit. New Hampshire Fighting Spirit ended with nine minutes in penalty time with two minors and one major. Bouve recorded 38 saves for Wilkes-Barre Miners. Wilkes-Barre Miners totaled 13 minutes in penalty time with four minors and one major and went 1-for-2 on the power play.