The Johnstown Chiefs’ power play was involved in four goals on Saturday night against the Augusta Lynx.

Normally, that would be a positive sign for a team that entered the game on a 1-for-32 power-play slump this month.

But the downside is that the Lynx scored twice with the Chiefs skating on a man-advantage. Those two short-handed goals ultimately were the difference in a 6-4 loss in front of an enthusiastic crowd of 3,503 at Cambria County War Memorial Arena.

The second short-handed tally was especially disheartening for the Chiefs.

Louis Goulet scored on a tic-tac-toe passing play with ECHL all-star Ryan Lang at 11:36 of the third.

Goulet picked up the puck near the blue line, skated along the boards and passed across the ice to Lang in the far circle. Lang zipped a pass back to Goulet who had an open net behind Gerald Coleman.

“The fifth goal was the key,” Chiefs coach Frank Anzalone said. “We had the momentum. The short-handed goal, you hate to see. That’s why they won and we lost.”

The Chiefs had overcome a 4-1 deficit to tie the game at 4 seven minutes into the third period on forward Stanislav Lascek’s seventh goal of the season.

The Chiefs went on a power play three minutes later and had momentum.

“I gambled and left Lascek on the point with Doug Andress,” Anzalone said. “They got the 2-on-1 and buried it. You’ve got to give them credit.

“Then we had a bad change and got caught. I don’t know if we did or didn’t, but we did.”

The Chiefs gave up a 5-on-3 goal by Sean Blanchard with 1:34 left after a too many men on the ice penalty and a bench minor to Anzalone for arguing the call.

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Crowded house: With Saturday’s attendance of 3,503, the Chiefs have drawn 13,056 fans to the past four home games, an average of 3,264.

Overall, the Chiefs average 2,363 fans a game (44,889 in 19 home dates).

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