Sylvestre Ties it Late, Kea Wins it in OT for a 2-1 Victory
The Elmira Jackals (4-10-2-0) rallied late in the third period to force overtime, where Justin Kea scored to beat the Manchester Monarchs (11-6-1-1), 2-1, Sunday evening at First Arena. The win gave the Jackals a weekend sweep of the Monarchs in Elmira.
After early fireworks, which included a fight just 31 seconds into the game between Kenton Miller and Rick Pinkston, the Monarchs took an early 1-0 lead. Derek Arnold found a rebound at the left circle following a shot from Cory Ward and he beat Jason Kasdorf at 4:03, giving Manchester a 1-0 advantage.
The Jackals killed off two Manchester power plays in the second period to keep it a one-goal game heading into the third period. Elmira got its first power play of the game with 2:25 to play in regulation and Sebastien Sylvestre, who drew the penalty, converted to tie the game at one with 1:39 left in the third. He took a pass from Mike Radja at the blue line and delayed to created a shooting lane, snapping a shot into the top corner through a Kenton Miller screen. Sylvestre's fourth goal of the season forced overtime, the fourth overtime game for the Jackals in 2016-17.
After both sides exchanged opportunities early in the 3-on-3 overtime, defenseman Steven Kaunisto began a rush for the Jackals from the defensive zone. He raced down the right wing and got to the bottom of the right circle, when he centered a pass for Justin Kea, who tipped it in at 3:02 of overtime for his first goal of the season, giving the Jackals the 2-1 win. Kea was reassigned by the Rochester Americans to the Jackals earlier in the day.
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