Still deadlocked after a thrilling overtime period full of back-and-forth chances, the fifth meeting of the season between Charlotte and Hartford moved on to a shootout. After the first three attempts were all denied, Anton Levtchi gave his team the upper hand by pulling off a slick fake and then letting the puck slide through the five hole of Louis Domingue.
Anton Levtchi simply can not stop pulling off highlight reel goals ?— Charlotte Checkers (@CheckersHockey) November 17, 2022
LOOK AT THIS! pic.twitter.com/bhxFw4R4im
The two sides traded goals across regulation, with Hartford opening up the scoring in the latter part of the first period but the Checkers responding less than a minute later courtesy of a shorthanded strike from Riley Nash. That would hold until late in the second when Hartford knocked home a bouncing puck in front to reclaim the lead heading into the final frame.
And then Tierney nets the walk-off winner! (and seals that poor goalie stick's fate lol) pic.twitter.com/kwh1euuLPY— Charlotte Checkers (@CheckersHockey) November 17, 2022
It wouldn’t take long for Charlotte to pull even once again, though, as Lucas Carlsson swung in on an odd-man rush and buried a wrister less than three minutes into the period. The Checkers would continue to push down the stretch - eventually outshooting Hartford 12-4 in the third period - but neither side would yield and the game moved beyond the 60 minutes of regulation.
Along with denying two of the three shootout attempts he faced, Alex Lyon turned in a big 25-save performance between the pipes for Charlotte and claimed his third win of the season.