Elmira Edges Past Cincinnati 3-2

 

 

 

CINCINNATI, OH - December 19, 2014 - Brodie Reid scored the game-winning-goal at 6:44 of the third period to propel the Jackals to a 3-2 victory on the road in Cincinnati against the Cyclones.

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The Cyclones stormed out to an early 1-0 lead just 45 seconds into the game. Josh Shalla ripped a slapshot from the left side that deflected off of a stick and past Travis Fullerton. Minutes later, in an attempt to regain some of the momentum, Justin Sawyer challenged Jaynen Rissling to a fight and engaged in the fisticuffs. Less than five minutes later Kevin Hart crunched Branden Gracel into the boards and Tom Serratore came in to urge Hart into a fight. Hart obliged Serratore and wrestled him down to the ice. The two fights sparked the Jackals bench and fed into a charged attack. Mike Seidel drew an interference penalty against Brian Nugent and on the ensuing power-play Matt Tassone worked the puck down to the goal-line to Lucas Bloodoff who jammed it on net and the rebound popped out to a waiting Steven Shamanski. The rookie defenseman potted his sixth goal of the season and tied the game. Just a minute and two seconds later Justin Daniels fed Brodie Reid with a pass and as Reid entered the Cincinnati zone he dropped the puck to Mitch Holmberg, who snapped a quick release short-side top-shelf over Rob Madore. Holmberg's fourth goal of the season gave him four goals in four periods as a Jackal.

The Jackals carried their 2-1 into the dressing room and throughout most of the middle frame. However, the Cyclones would break through after 17:56 of scoreless second period hockey. Nugent passed the puck to Stephan Vigier who whistled a shot past Fullerton from inside the Jackals' blueline. Cincinnati earned three power-plays in the period and out-shot Elmira 15-8 in the second stanza, sending the game into the third period tied 2-2.

Reid, who already notched an assist, would prove to be the game's hero at 6:44 of the third period. Cincinnati had a delayed penalty upcoming, giving the Jackals a bonus offensive opportunity while possessing the puck. Reid controlled the puck in the Cyclones' end and blasted a shot into a diving blocker, but he was able to regain possession and get off another shot from the bottom of the right circle, which squeaked past Madore. Seidel and Daniels earned assists on Reid's fifth point in the last two games. The Cyclones pressed in the final 13 minutes, but the Jackals held strong defensively, led by the play of Fullerton.

Fullerton stopped 34 of 36 shots faced for his ninth win and Madore allowed 3 goals on 29 shots faced for the loss.

The Jackals eye a three-game sweep on the road tomorrow night against Cincinnati at 7:35 p.m. EST.

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Upcoming Events:

Saturday, December 20: Elmira Jackals at Cincinnati Cyclones, 7:35 p.m. EST. All Elmira Jackals broadcasts are carried on WNGZ 104.9 FM and 93.5 FM in Elmira. Neulion provides pay-per-view internet TV broadcasts of all Jackals games as well. Check out how you can watch the Jackals on Neulion by  clicking here . All Jackals broadcasts begin 15 minutes prior to faceoff with the Pregame Show. Visit jackalshockey.com for tickets.

Friday, December 26: Elmira Jackals vs. Reading Royals, 7:05 p.m. EST. All Elmira Jackals broadcasts are carried on WNGZ 104.9 FM and 93.5 FM in Elmira. Neulion provides pay-per-view internet TV broadcasts of all Jackals games as well. Check out how you can watch the Jackals on Neulion by clicking here . All Jackals broadcasts begin 15 minutes prior to faceoff with the Pregame Show. Visit jackalshockey.com for tickets.

Saturday, December 27: Elmira Jackals at Reading Royals, 7:05 p.m. EST. All Elmira Jackals broadcasts are carried on WNGZ 104.9 FM and 93.5 FM in Elmira. Neulion provides pay-per-view internet TV broadcasts of all Jackals games as well. Check out how you can watch the Jackals on Neulion by clicking here. All Jackals broadcasts begin 15 minutes prior to faceoff with the Pregame Show. Visit jackalshockey.com for tickets.