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Everblades fall to Cyclones in overtime shootout

November 10, 2017
Special to The Breeze ( , Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Cincinnati's Shawn O'Donnell and Justin Danforth each finished with a goal and an assist to lift the Cyclones to a 4-3 overtime shootout win over the Everblades. Florida does pick up a point in the standings and remain unbeaten in their last four games 3-0-0-1.

The Cyclones got on the board first with an early tally just 3:47 into the first period of play, when the Blades had a turnover at the offensive blue line.

The Cyclones took the puck on a 2-on-1 and former Everblade Shawn O'Donnell sent a pass from the right circle to Justin Danforth who flipped the puck past Callum Booth's blocker.

Just 4:35 into the second period of play, the Everblades were able to get their first goal of the night when Matt Berry sent a cross-ice pass over to Stephen MacAulay who drifted for a few seconds before whipping it past the blocker side of Anthony Peters to tie it at one.

The Cyclones stormed back to take their second lead of the game with yet another cross-ice pass for a goal off the stick of Rob De Fulviis after receiving a pass from Dominic Zombo.

Florida tied the score with 1:32 left in the period, when Clark Seymour at the fired the puck towards the net where it was tipped by Brett Bulmer into the net.

The Everblades took their first lead of the game, 3-2, with 12:27 left in the third period on a goal by John McCarron.

O'Donnell was quick to get the game tied yet again with a goal.

With neither team able to score in overtime the two teams went to a shootout. The Cyclones were able to score in the first two rounds of the shootout on goals from Andrew Radjenovic and Jesse Schultz, while the Everblades were unable to convert on either of their first two shots. As the Cyclones secured the win 4-3 in the shootout.

The two teams will meet again this Friday and Saturday at Germain Arena. Gametime tonight is 7:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

Next weekend, Nov.. 17-18, the Everblades are on the road, travelling to Jacksonville, before venturing on to Norfolk for games Nov. 22, 24 and 25.

Road games follow at Greenville, NOv. 30 and then at Atlanta, Dec. 1 and 2.

Florida returns home after its 8-game road trip to take on Jacksonville Dec. 8-9, followed by a three-game set against South Carolina, Dec. 13, 15 and 16.



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