ELMIRA, NY - March 28, 2015 - The Elmira Jackals donned pink sweaters as they hosted their 2nd annual Pink in the Rink game presented by ArnotHealth, but in the end they fell to Florida, 3-1.
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The Jackals struck first at 5:14 of the opening frame when Thomas Nesbitt redirected Kevin Hart's point shot past Matt Ginn. Trevor Gerling also assisted Nesbitt's 12th goal of the season. However, the Everblades would even the scoring at 12:00 of the first period with Adam Brace's team-leading 32nd goal of the season. Cameron Burt and former Jackal Rob Florentino assisted Brace's tying tally.
Neither team pushed ahead in the second period, so the game moved to the third period tied 1-1. Just 2:06 into the final frame of regulation, Rob Florentino blasted his fifth of the year past Travis Fullerton to put Florida ahead 2-1. Nicolas Deschamps and Cameron Burt added the helpers. The Jackals battled for the full sixty minutes and deserved a better fate than the last two games provided, but a win was not in the cards tonight. Adam Brace added the empty-net goal with 28 seconds left to seal the win for Florida.
Travis Fullerton stopped 27 of 29 shots faced, but was handed the loss. Matt Ginn turned aside 40 of 41 shots faced to earn the win. The Jackals went 0-for-3 with the man advantage and Florida went 0-for-2 on the power-play.
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