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Lions Shock Blades in Three Goal Comeback

December 1, 2021 - ECHL (ECHL) - Florida Everblades News Release

ESTERO, Fla. - The Trois-Rivières Lions (8-7-0-0) erased a 4-1 deficit against the Florida Everblades (8-4-2-3) on Wednesday night to take the first game of the series by a 5-4 final.

The teams exchanged goals not even five minutes into the evening. The Everblades had a rocky start, allowing the first goal of the game from Justin Ducharme (3:16) on an odd-man rush. Just 55 seconds later, Kody McDonald netted his first of the season with a bouncing shot from the blue line to even the score at 1-1.

The Everblades caught fire midway through the second period, stringing together a pair of goals just 10 seconds apart from Xavier Bouchard (6:20) and Bobo Carpenter (6:30) to hop out in front 3-1. The Blades and Lions traded another pair of marks between Florida's Alex Aleardi (16:41) and Cédric Desruisseaux (18:09) of Trois-Rivières before the period came to an end with the Everblades on top 4-2.

With 13:42 left in the game, Olivier Galipeau blistered a shot past Blades goaltender Parker Gahagen on the power play to decrease the margin to one. Shawn St. Amant made it a 4-4 game at 14:31 of the third period with the Blades on a delayed penalty. With Gahagen trying to cover the puck, St. Amant was able to steal it and tap in a shot from the far post. Finally, the Lions completed the three-goal comeback courtesy of Alex D'Aust, who scored from the far circle. With 2:39 to reply, the Everblades were unable to find the equalizing goal as the Lions claimed a 5-4 win.

The next home game for the Blades will take place on Thursday, Dec. 2 with a rematch against the Lions. Fans can enjoy Hump Day Deals including $3 John Morrell hot dogs and $3 Bud Light drafts. College students can show a valid student ID at the box office to purchase a student ticket for only $5! The action begins at 7:30 pm and tickets can be purchased HERE.

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