GREENVILLE, SC. – The Florida Everblades comeback to win late in the third period to shut down the Greenville Swamp Rabbits 3-1 at Bon Secours Wellness Arena Sunday afternoon.
After Greenville opened up the afternoon’s scoring, the Blades got themselves on the board with a goal from forward Kobe Roth. The early third period goal is Roth’s second goal on the season assisted by Blake Winiecki and Lukas Kälble. Rookie forward Nathan Staios notched his first goal this season while putting the Blades up by one late in the third period. Staios’ powerplay goal was assisted by Dominic Franco and Robert Calisti. Forward Oliver Chau took advantage of Greenville’s empty net and tallied his second goal this season.
The Blades penalty kill went 2/2 while the powerplay went 1/3.
Goalie Evan Fitzpatrick stopped 37 of 38 shots and recorded his second win of the season making him today’s #1 star of the game.
SCORING SUMMARY –Click for Full Box Score
2:49 Greenville Inamoto 1 (A. Beauchamp, N. Pavlychev)
5:11 Florida K. Roth 2 (B. Winiecki, L. Kälble)
16:02 Florida N. Staios 1 (R. Calisti, D. Franco)
18:42 Florida O. Chau 2 (L. Koper)
GOALTENDERSGVL – Michael Mcniven, 23 SavesFLA – Evan Fitzpatrick, 37 Saves
Shots on Goal – Greenville 38, Florida 26Power Plays – Greenville 0/2, Florida 1/3Shorthanded Goals – Greenville 0, Florida 0Penalties (Minutes) – Greenville 5 (13), Florida 4 (11)
NEWS AND NOTES
- Florida's first win after trailling in the second period
- Rookie Nathan Staios tallied his first professional goal
- Austin Crossley tallied his second fight of the season, his first being Oct. 29
The Everblades will be back in Hertz Arena on Wednesday, November 16 vs. Atlanta Gladiators for a 3 game home stand.
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