– Ethan Graham netted a pair of goals, including the game winner, to lift his Florida Everblades (28-22-0-3) to a 4-2 victory over the Cincinnati Cyclones (19-20-6-2) on Wednesday night at U.S. Bank Arena. So far in the six-game season series, the visiting team has won each of the games.
Both clubs traded some great scoring chances in the opening frame, none better than a two-man advantage for the Everblades late in the period. However, Cincinnati's penalty kill unit stood tall and Cyclones goalie Chet Pickard (L, 19 saves, 6-11-2-0) made a couple great stops to keep the game scoreless after one.
In the second period, Florida drew first blood when Matt Beca found himself open in the slot and buried his 12th goal of the season to give his Everblades a 1-0 lead at the 8:10 mark. Luckily, just a couple of minutes later Christiaan Minella crashed the net and tipped home his 10th goal of the year to knot the score heading into the second intermission.