FRASER, Mich. – Robby Flannery’s power-play goal at 2:20 of the second period was all the offense the Metro Jets needed in a 1-0 shutout over the Pittsburgh Vengeance Saturday night at Fraser Hockeyland.
Andrew Kormos did the rest, stopping all 19 shots for his NA3HL-leading eighth shutout and lowering his league-best goals-against average to 0.77 and his save percentage to .968.
“It was a goalie duel tonight,” said Jets coach-GM Justin Quenneville. “As much as their goalie was tested, Andrew definitely made some big saves to insure the win. We weren’t our best tonight for some reason. We were not crisp and our puck management was not the strongest. Either way, we got a big PP goal from ‘Flanny’ and got the win. We will refocus for tomorrow now.”
Flannery said his goal was the result of hard work and solid passing.
“We had good movement and we had (Connor) Inger and ‘Nemo’ (Dylan Naumovski) up there at the top of the circles and they started moving it back and forth,” said Flannery (pictured). “Nemo saw me open and hit me in the lane and I put it home.”
Pittsburgh goalie Joel De Simone finished with 36 stops in suffering the defeat.
The Jets and Pittsburgh rematch Sunday at 12:15 p.m.
Streaming of the game will be available on www.hockeytv.com.