Orlando scores three goals in third period comeback attempt
ESTERO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears will play the first Game 7 in their history in the Kelly Cup Playoffs after falling to the Florida Everblades by a 6-4 score on Tuesday night at Germain Arena, evening the South Division Semifinals at 3-3. Game 7 will be played Wednesday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Germain Arena.
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Orlando: Denver Manderson [PP] (Eric Faille, Mason Marchment), Milos Bubela (Shane Conacher, D. Manderson), Daniel Maggio (Darik Angeli, Chris Crane), Joe Perry (Chris Bradley, C. Crane)
Goaltender: Mitch Gillam: 28/31 in 48:54, Kris Joyce: 1/3 in 9:41
Florida: Levko Koper (Brant Harris, Michael Kirkpatrick), L. Koper (B. Harris, M. Kirkpatrick), Brendan O’Donnell (John McCarron, Matt Berry), J. McCarron [PP] (Zack Kamrass, Bryce Aneloski), M. Berry (B. O’Donnell, J. McCarron), B. Harris [EN] (L. Koper)
Goaltender: Anthony Peters: 35/39
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Denver Manderson buried his team-leading fourth of the postseason with a power-play goal at 13:34 of the first period, as he snapped a low shot from the right circle that beat Anthony Peters inside the left post.
- Milos Bubela tallied his first of the playoffs at 1:33 of the third period to make it 5-2. Manderson and Shane Conacher earned assists on the goal.
- After Brant Harris tallied an empty-net goal at 17:13 to put the Everblades ahead 6-2, Orlando received goals from Daniel Maggio at 17:53 and Joe Perry at 19:31. Maggio drove in a shot from the top of the left circle, while Perry redirected Chris Bradley’s shot from the blueline past Peters; Chris Crane assisted on both goals.
- The Solar Bears will look to advance against the Everblades on Wednesday in their first-ever Game 7 appearance in the Kelly Cup Playoffs. This will be the 40th Game 7 in ECHL postseason history. The winner of tomorrow’s game will go on to face the South Carolina Stingrays in the South Division Finals.
1) Levko Koper – FLA
2) John McCarron – FLA
3) Brendan O’Donnell – FLA
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