Jacksonville, Florida – In the last two meetings of the season, Jacksonville Iceman was blown away by Florida Everblade with a total score of 10-1. It looked like another loss to Jacksonville when Everblade, who visited at the first 8:04 of the Monday night meeting, scored three goals.
But this time, the third time was the attraction of Jackson Building.
Host Iceman (2-4-0-0) scored five unanswered goals in the last two and a half years, goalkeeper Emon Macadam regained his composure and undefeated Everblade (5-1-). Stopped the last 18 shots I faced to defeat 0). -0) 5-3 in front of a crowd of 2,868 COVID reductions announced at the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena. While teammates Craig Martin and Matt Filipe each provided goals and assists, Ala Nazarian’s goal with just over six minutes left proved to be the winner of the game.
After finishing a 4-0 whitewash in Jacksonville last Saturday, Florida went on to kill early, hitting Macadam with four shots at the first 4:10 of the first period, scoring two goals. The scoreboard opening salvo was off the Everblade Cameron Hebich’s stick. He collected loose packs in slots and fired them home for the third goal of the young season at the 1:51 mark. A few minutes later, Hebig sent Blake Winiecki with a second intrusion this year and a 2-0 lead.
Four minutes later, Alex Kire fired his third fierce shot, raising the visitor’s lead to 3-0. Jacksonville and his fans seemed to have had a long night.
With only three shots in the first 19 minutes of the opening frame, Iceman needed a break and got one shot in the last minute. With 46 ticks left on the watch before the break, Mike Smatura was able to put the puck from the corner into the cage from the skate of Everblade goalkeeper Devin Cooley. In the second season of Schmatula, Florida’s lead was cut 3-1 so everyone could expect a comeback awaiting.
Iceman was able to effectively kill Everblade’s power play at the beginning of the second period, gaining momentum in the process. A few seconds after the penalty expired, Craig Martin proved to have been ordered by a doctor when he surpassed Coolie in the first season of the season and reduced his deficit to 3-2. It was the second of three Iceman shots in Stanza, but the home team had a chance to head to the final period as Jacksonville’s defense held Florida down to six shots at Macadam.
Infused with energy, Ötzi evened the score third sooner. Filipe counterattacked Coolie with both feet, aiming for the first goal of the 20-21 campaign at 4:41.
Jacksonville took the lead at 13:57, and Nazarian spun out of the face-off circle to Cooley’s left, slipping the puck under the second goalkeeper and leading Iceman forever. Nick Saracino picked up Everblade’s attempt at a stretch pass and scored a goal on an empty net with five seconds remaining to please his fans.
Ötzi will soon resume operations on Tuesday night as he heads to Orlando for the first meeting of the season with rivals in other states. The match time with the Solar Bears at Amway Center is set at 7 pm pack drop. Florida is off until Wednesday and will visit City Beautiful for a 7 pm match against Orlando.
Note: The final shot of the game was 25-22 in favor of Florida … Jacksonville’s Macadam finished the night with 22 saves online, and Everblade Coolie stopped 17 of the 21 shots he faced … Both teams have 0 to 5 power play in the contest. Florida has killed 27 straight opposition advantages to start the season … Florida has two players on Monday night after NHL’s Nashville Predators (Everblade Affiliate) recalled five players. Played a skater – Patrick Harper, Tanner Jean Knot, Tommy Novak, Cole Smith, Josh Wilkins – Before the training camp begins … Everblade head coach Brad Ralph is the 400th professional head coach on Saturday After winning, he coached the 500th regular season ECHL game on Monday night. His 1,217th game as a premier double A-League bench boss.
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