Mike Seidel Scores Overtime Game-Winner Against Former Squad
ELMIRA, NY - November 28, 2014 - Former Icemen Mike Seidel scored the game-winning-goal 1:07 into overtime to propel the Jackals to a 3-2 victory over the Evansville Icemen.
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Team captain Matt Tassone got the Jackals on the board 2:37 into the first period with a redirect off of Justin Daniel's centering feed. Patch Alber also added an assist on Tassone's power-play tally. Daniels added another helper at 13:57 of the opening frame when he sprung Allan McPherson through the neutral zone for a breakaway. McPherson misses the first shot wide but buried the rebound off Icemen netminder Branden Komm for his eighth of the year. Jackals goaltender Sam Marotta stood tall on multiple occasions in the first period, including two breakaway stops to keep the Icemen at bay.
The Jackals carried their 2-0 lead into the second period and played tight defensively in the middle frame, out-shooting Evansville 15-7, but neither team capitalized in the second period.
Andre Bouvet-Morrissette cut the Jackals lead in half just 1:17 into the third period with a shot that snuck past Marotta. Patrick Kennedy and Troy Rutkowski assisted Bouvet-Morrissette's fifth of the season. Former Jackal Danny Hobbs tied the game at 5:33 of the third period on the power-play with a blast from inside the blueline. Zach Currie and Kale Kerbashian assisted Hobbs' second of the season. Neither team notched the go-ahead-goal in the remainder of the third period, so they headed to overtime. Kennedy attempted to stick-handle through Tassone at the Evansville blueline and coughed it up to Seidel who streaked in alone and netted the game-winner past Komm.
Marotta stopped 31 of 33 shots faced for the victory and Komm turned aside 42 of 45 shots faced but was handed the loss. The Jackals went 1-for-5 on the power-play and Evansville went 1-for-4 with the man advantage.
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