CINCINNATI, OH - January 28, 2015 - Lucas Bloodoff recorded his first professional multi-point effort with two goals and an assist in tonight's come-from-behind 4-2 win against the Cincinnati Cyclones.
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Even though the Jackals out-shot the Cyclones 11-5 in the first period, and didn't allow a shot on goal for over seven minutes to start the game, the game remained scoreless through the first frame. Despite no goals in the opening stanza, there were fireworks when Justin Sawyer dropped the gloves with Christiaan Minella and reigned rights down on his dance partner.
Cincinnati would strike first at 6:49 of the second period with Josh Shalla's team-leading 16th goal of the season. Chris Reed moved the puck ahead to Branden Gracel, who found Shalla streaming down the left side. Travis Fullerton stopped Shalla's first shot, but the Cyclones' forward found the rebound and deposited it for the game's first marker. Just 22 seconds later Taylor Stefishen would capitalize on a centering feed from Ryan Rashid on the rush to tie the game 1-1. Matt Tassone started the attack down the right wing side before sliding the puck over to Rashid, who found Stefishen for his eighth goal of the season. Geoff Irwin would give the Cyclones the lead going into the second intermission with his 11th goal of the season. Josh McFadden and Shayne Taker earned the assists on Irwin's power-play goal.
The Jackals opened the third period on the power-play and took advantage of the opportunity to claw back into the game. Lucas Bloodoff was left alone in front and buried his fourth goal of the season just 47 seconds into the final regulation frame. Allan McPherson and Mike Seidel were credited with the helpers on Bloodoff's power-play tally. The same trio would combine for another goal at 8:08 of the third period when Bloodoff worked the puck to McPherson below the goal-line and he found Seidel streaking into the slot for his 10th goal of the season. The Jackals played shut-down defense the rest of the period and sealed the deal when Bloodoff popped in the empty-net goal with 20 seconds left. Seidel and Mike Bergin earned the assists on Bloodoff's second goal of the night and fifth of the season.
Travis Fullerton made 22 saves on 24 shots faced to earn his 14th win of the season. Sam Brittain allowed three goals on 33 shots and was handed the loss.
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