After the loss made the series score 1-0 in the best of three series, New England faces elimination next time out.
Lewiston/Auburn's Claes Endre was a brick wall in net, as he came up with 30 saves and let only one puck past him.
team's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals.Lewiston/Auburn put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow New England to score on any of their six power plays.Lewiston/Auburn kept New England's goalie busy throughout the game, and Dominic Lamanno made 27 saves on 32 shots.
Lewiston/Auburn were led by Dylan Vrees, who racked up one goal and three assists.Vrees scored in the first period to make the score 2-1 Lewiston/Auburn. The score was assisted by Thomas Puetz and Brett Bittner.Lewiston/Auburn additionally got points from Bittner, who also registered one goal and two assists and Linder Kenyon, who also registered one goal and two assists. Lewiston/Auburn also had goals scored by Kyle Secor and Jordan Crowe, who each put in one. In addition, Lewiston/Auburn received assists from Puetz and Jon Paul Chauvin, who each chipped in one.
Lewiston/Auburn were unable to stop New England from sending pucks towards the net, and New England eventually piled up 31 shots on goal.
Lewiston/Auburn incurred 20 minutes in penalty time with five minors. For Lewiston/Auburn, Chauvin was ejected from the game. New England ended with 45 minutes in penalty time with five minors and one major. New England ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Derek Lovejoy was ejected from the game.