Newfoundland Growlers (41-19-2-0) vs. Florida Everblades (34-18-4-4) Wednesday, March 22 – Estero, Florida
OFFICIAL GAME SHEETGame Story
The Newfoundland Growlers fell 4-2 against the Florida Everblades 4-2 to start their road trip on Wednesday night at Hertz Arena.
Jake Smith and Ted Nichol scored seven seconds apart for Florida just a minute into the action as the Everblades jumped out a very early 2-0 lead which held up after 20 minutes of play.
Pavel Gogolev replied for Newfoundland three minutes into the middle frame as he finished off a 2-on-1 to get the Growlers within one heading into the third period.
Adam Holwell tied the game for the Growlers two minutes into the third period to bring things level at 2-2 with 17:32 to go.
Andrew Fyten jumped out of the box and onto a breakaway where he made no mistake to give the Everblades a 3-2 lead with 7:22 remaining in regulation.
Sean Josling sealed it with an empty netter 79 seconds before the final whistle to give Florida the 4-2 victory.
- Adam Holwell scored his first professional goal in this one.
- Keith Petruzzelli made 31 saves in the defeat.
- These two teams resume their series on Friday night at 9:00 pm NL time.
1. FLA - A. Fyten2. FLA - L. Kälble3. NFL - A. Holwell