Jackals Fall To Toledo In Frantic Finish, 3-2

 

ELMIRA, NY - March 6, 2015 - The resilient Jackals scrapped and clawed tonight against the Toledo Walleye, but their passionate pursuit of a comeback fell one goal short. Mike Seidel led the way offensively with a goal and an assist in the Jackals 3-2 defeat at the hands of the Walleye.

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The Jackals out-shot the Walleye 12-10 in the opening stanza, but the visiting team would strike first, 9:29 into regulation. Alden Hirschfeld fed Martin Frk in the slot from the corner for a quick shot that snuck through Sam Marotta's five-hole. Toledo would increase its lead to 2-0 at 17:16 of the first frame when Tyler Barnes took a pass from Shane Berschbach and tucked his 19th goal of the season past Marotta. The Jackals would battle back late in the first period and cut into Toledo's lead with just 58 seconds remaining. Mike Seidel fed Steven Shamanski in the offensive zone with a cross-ice pass and Shamanski's blast from the top of the right circle was tipped in by Lucas Bloodoff. Bloodoff's seventh goal of the season swung some momentum back to Elmira's side heading into the first intermission.

The second period was played evenly and seemed to be melting away without any goals until a late strike by the Walleye. Shane Berschbach moved the puck ahead to Tyler Barnes at the Jackals blueline for a two-on-one with Troy Schwab, who tapped in Toledo's third goal of the night off of Barnes' backdoor feed.

Mike Seidel led the comeback charge in the third period with a whistling shot off of an offensive zone face-off at 14:14 of the final frame of regulation. Riley Wetmore earned the assist on Seidel's team-leading 18th goal of the season. The Jackals furiously tried to score the tying marker, but could not deposit the equalizer past Jared Coreau.

Sam Marotta stopped 29 of 32 shots faced, but was handed the hard-fought loss. Jared Coreau turned aside 44 of 46 shots faced for the win. The Walleye went 0-for-1 on the power-play and the Jackals did not have an opportunity with the man advantage.

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Friday, March 13: 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.   
 

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Monday, March 16: Elmira Jackals vs. Toledo Walleye, 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.