ELMIRA, NY - November 22, 2014 - Four point nights from Mike Seidel and Steven Shamanski led the Jackals attack in their 6-3 victory against the Wheeling Nailers. Allan McPherson added three points in Elmira's dismantling of its former Atlantic Division rival.
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Mike Seidel gave the Jackals the first goal of the game 11:25 into the opening period. The play began with a give-and-go outlet pass between Allan McPherson and Zach Tolkinen and ended on the stick of Seidel who deposited the backhand shot over Nailers netminder Franky Palazzese.
Seidel added his second goal of the night 3:38 into the second period when he redirected Nick Tuzzolino's shot from the point past Palazzese to give Elmira a 2-0 lead. McPherson added his second assist of the night on Seidel's fourth goal of the year. Nick D'Agostino answered 1:07 later to cut the Jackals lead back down to one. McPherson restored the Jackals two-goal lead 8:21 into the period on the power-play, burying a cross-ice feed from Ryan Rashid. Shamanski also added an assist with the man advantage. Zack Torquato responded less than a minute later and after 40 minutes the Jackals took a 3-2 lead into the intermission.
Max MacKay tied the game on a 5-on-3 power-play just 4:56 into the third period. Elmira earned a 5-on-3 power-play later in the third and capitalized on its opportunity. Shamanski blasted a slap-shot through the five-hole of Palazzese and into the back of the net to give the Jackals a 4-3 lead 13:11 into the frame. Colin Jacobs and Seidel added assists on Shamanski's third goal of the season. Seidel completed his hat-trick 17:23 into the third period by batting a bouncing puck into the empty cage. Shamanski and Rashid assisted Seidel's fifth goal of the year. Taylor Stefishen added one more goal on the man advantage 19:22 into the stanza to extend Elmira's lead to three. Shamanski added a power-play helper on Stefishen's fifth goal of the season.
Travis Fullerton stopped 25 of 28 shots faced to earn his seventh victory of the season. Palazzese stopped 27 of 33 shots faced and was handed the loss. The Jackals finished 3-for-7 on the power-play and Wheeling finished 1-for-2 with the man advantage.
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