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McCarron’s Mad Surge Falls Short

Saturday, April 17th
McCarron’s Mad Surge Falls Short

ESTERO, Fla. - The Florida Everblades (33-15-0-2) fell to the Greenville Swamp Rabbits (22-15-9-3) in a 4-2 loss at Hertz Arena on Friday night. Florida’s John McCarron scored two goals just 37 seconds apart late in the third period, but Greenville escaped with their second win over the Everblades on the season.

FIRST STAR: Frank Hora (GRN) - two goals, +2, two shots

SECOND STAR: John McCarron (FLA) - two goals, +1, five shots

THIRD STAR: Liam Pecararo (GRN) - one goal, one assist, +1, six shots

BOX SCORE 

Liam Pecararo wasted no time in finding the back of the net for the Swamp Rabbits. The Greenville forward picked the top right corner to give the visitors a 1-0 lead just over a minute into the first period (1:01). 

The Swamp Rabbits took a 2-0 lead during a 5-on-3 in the second period. Pecararo centered a puck that Garrett Thompson quickly deflected past Florida goaltender Devin Cooley (3:25). Greenville lengthened their lead to a 3-0 edge in the second on a Frank Hora wrist shot (14:30).

John McCarron sparked the Blades with a goal late in the third period. Blake Winiecki shot a high wrister that Greenville goaltender Ryan Bednard knocked down, and McCarron tucked in the rebound to get Florida on the board (16:54). Only 37 seconds later, McCarron struck again. The Everblades captain got his second of the night after poking in another rebound and narrowing the Greenville lead to 3-2 (17:31). McCarro’s two-goal effort tied him with teammate Michael Huntebrinker for the ECHL’s lead in goals at 23. 

Despite McCarron’s late push, Florida could not complete the comeback. Hora hit an empty-netter to seal a 4-2 win for the Swamp Rabbits (18:18). Cooley finished the outing with 19 saves on 22 shots, and his counterpart Bednard made 30 stops on 32 Everblades shots.

The Everblades have an opportunity for revenge against the Swamp Rabbits on Saturday, Apr. 17 at 7:00 p.m. at Hertz Arena. Saturday is Nickelodeon Night presented by the Animal Refuge Center. The Blades will wear specialty jerseys themed after the hit Nickelodeon show, PAW Patrol! The jersey auction proceeds will be donated to the Animal Refuge Center. Download the DASH Auction App to bid on the jerseys and bid HERE! All the fun starts early with the Saturday Tailgate Party! Enjoy free Live Music from Rob Ziruolo outside Hertz Arena before the game from 5:00-7:00 p.m.! Find tickets to the game on Apr. 17HERE

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