GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits scored four goals in the opening period against the Florida Everblades, skating away with a 5-1 win on Friday night at Bon Secours Wellness Arena.
Tyler Inamoto and Bobby Russell scored at even strength while Colton Young and Tanner Eberle buried shorthanded goals on the same penalty kill to build up the big lead for Greenville. Eberle’s goal at 10:10 chased Blades starting netminder Cam Johnson out of the crease after allowing the four markers on six shots against.
After a scoreless second period, Florida would get on the board early in the third after Bobo Carpenter netted his fourth goal of the season to give the Everblades a chance. Florida had a number of opportunities in the rest of the frame, but couldn’t bring the game any closer. Ethan Somoza buried an empty netter to seal the win and give the Swamp Rabbits their third victory in a row.
Jacob Ingham made 40 saves for the win while Evan Cormier stopped all 17 shots he faced after entering the game to relieve Johnson. Overall, Florida outshot Greenville 41-24 in the game.
The Everblades continue the series against the Swamp Rabbits tomorrow night at 7:05 p.m.
- Carpenter’s seven shots are the most by any Blades player in a single game this year.
- Florida allowed two shorthanded goals in a game for the first time since January 22, 2022 against the Atlanta Gladiators.
- Ingham’s 40 saves are the most by any goalie against Florida this season.
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