Buffalo Sports Day

Jackals Edge Everblades In Overtime, 6-5


ELMIRA, NY – February 4, 2015 – Mike Seidel and Thomas Nesbitt each notched two goals and Lucas Bloodoff scored the overtime game-winner in a wild 6-5 come-from-behind win tonight against the Florida Everblades.

The Everblades got on the board first with Matt Marquardt’s wrap-around goal at 3:13 of the opening frame. Alex Lavoie and Gleason Fournier added the assists on Marquardt’s second goal of the season. Just over two minutes later Riley Wetmore tied the game with a blast from the right circle that went top-shelf over the shoulder of Andy Iles. Florida would regain the lead at 12:17 of the first period when Mike Aviani recorded his eighth of the season on the power-play. Cameron Burt and Mike Little added the power-play helpers.

In the second period, the Everblades would increase their lead to 3-1 when Patrick McEachen jammed home his first of the season at 2:40 of the middle frame. Evan Bloodoff and Aviani added the assists on McEachen’s first of the year. Florida would add to its lead at 7:01 of the second period when Adam Brace benefited from a loose puck that popped out in front for his 19th goal of the season. Artem Sergeev and Lavoie assisted Brace’s marker. Jackals netminder Chris Rawlings was pulled following Brace’s goal and Nick Niedert entered the game in net for the Jackals. Mike Seidel began the Jackals comeback effort at 10:14 of the second period when he batted a puck out of mid-air and past Iles to cut the Jackals deficit to two. Lucas Bloodoff and Riley Wetmore assisted Seidel’s 12th goal of the season.

The Jackals carried a power-play into the third period and Thomas Nesbitt buried his ninth goal of the season just 1:35 into the final regulation frame. Mike Bergin and Justin Kea earned assists on Nesbitt’s power-play marker. Nesbitt wasn’t done yet, as he would tie the game at 12:53 of the third period with his second goal of the night and 10th goal of the season. Keith Buehler and Justin Kea assisted Nesbitt’s game-tying tally. The Jackals looked to complete the comeback at 18:51 of the period when Mike Seidel bounced his second goal of the night off of a Florida defenseman. Zach Tolkinen and Wetmore assisted Seidel’s 13th goal of the year. However, just 21 seconds later Burt would tie the game with his fifth goal of the season.

In the overtime frame, Lucas Bloodoff would prove to be the game’s hero with his sixth goal of the season at 2:10 of the extra period. Justin Daniels and Taylor Stefishen assisted Bloodoff’s game-winner.

Rawlings made 13 saves on 17 shots faced. Niedert turned aside 16 of 17 shots faced and earned the win. Iles allowed six goals on 35 shots and was handed the loss.

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