Mike Seidel snapped the Jackals scoreless drought with a game-tying goal late in the third period sending the game to a shootout where Colin Jacobs and Tyler Gjurich scored to end the six-game losing skid.
The Jackals fell behind early as Tim Bozon redirected a point shot on the game's first shot on goal just 2:13 into play. Steven Kaunisto and Angelo Miceli earned the assists on Bozon's second goal of the season. Elmira had an extended five-on-three power-play seven minutes into the opening frame but Brampton netminder Jordan Ruby stood tall sending the game into the first intermission 1-0.
Elmira exploded offensively with 19 shots in the second period and suffocated the Beast allowing just four shots but Jordan Ruby stole the show in the middle frame thwarting each Jackals scoring chance. The entire period was played in the Brampton end including a pair of partial five-on-three power-plays for the Jackals but Ruby shut the door.
The pesky pack headed into the third period trailing 1-0 for the second consecutive game and showed their resiliency late in regulation. Colin Jacobs battled down the left wing wall popping the puck to Tyler Gjurich below the goal line and Gjurich laid a backhand feed into the low slot for Mike Seidel to swing through and bury for the game-tying goal and his 100th professional point. Seidel's team-leading 12th goal of the season came at 17:15 of the third period and sent the game to extra time.
In overtime, the Jackals fired the only three shots on goal and created scoring chances but could not put the winner past Ruby so the game went to a skills competition in the shootout.
Joe Zarbo shot first and was stopped on a poke-check by C.J. Motte. Then, Colin Jacobs snapped a quick wrist shot past the glove of Ruby to give Elmira the early advantage. Scott Howes shot next for Brampton and scored. Tyler Gjurich followed with a quick wrist shot past Ruby's glove to set up C.J. Motte with a chance to win the game with a save. Chris Auger weaved in and fired a shot but Motte stoned him and propelled the Jackals to victory.
C.J. Motte stopped 18 of 19 shots faced and two of three in the shootout for his 10th win of the season. Jordan Ruby stopped 41 of 42 shots faced but allowed goals to both shooters in the shootout and suffered the loss.
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