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Mavs Take Wild Tilt at Florida, Win 5-4 in OT

December 14, 2019 - ECHL (ECHL) - Kansas City Mavericks News Release

ESTERO, Fla. - The Kansas City Mavericks defeated the Florida Everblades 5-4 in overtime at Hertz Arena Saturday night. Mavericks Captain Rocco Carzo scored the game-winning goal at 4:22 of overtime to seal the victory for the Mavericks. The Mavericks continued their road penalty killing prowess by going four-for-four on the penalty kill, pushing their road penalty kill percentage over 90 percent, the best road PK unit in the ECHL.

First Period

-Mavs forward Ryan Van Stralen (8) broke open the scoring 30 seconds into the contest. Zach Osburn and David Dziurzynski assisted on the goal.

-The Everblades tied the game at the 5:30 mark of the first period on a goal from Zach Magwood (8). The goal was unassisted.

-The Mavericks killed off a one minute, 52 second five-on-three advantage late in the first period to keep the score even at 1-1.

-Florida outshot the Mavericks in the period, 12-8.

Second Period

-The Mavericks took the lead with a power play goal from David Dziurzynski (5). Terrance Amorosa assisted on the goal.

-The Mavs extended their lead to 3-1 when Ryan Galt (3) found the twine from the top of the right wing circle. Jack Walker and Cliff Watson assisted on the goal.

-Patrick McCarron (2) scored at 17:07 of the second period to make it a one-goal game. Levko Koper assisted on the goal.

-The Mavericks doubled up the 'Blades on shots in the period, 12-6.

Third Period/Overtime

-Cameron Maclise tied the game at 3-3 with 8:05 to go in regulation. Joe Pendenza and Michael Huntebrinker assisted on the goal.

-Tad Kozun (5) gave the Mavericks the lead with 4:43 to go in regulation. Defensemen Cliff Watson and Justin Woods asisted on the goal.

-Florida tied the game 42 seconds later on a shorthanded goal by Pendenza. Huntebrinker assisted on the game tying goal.

-Mavericks Captain Rocco Carzo netted the game-winning goal at 4:22 of overtime. Bryan Lemos and Terrance Amorosa assisted on the game winner.

Notes & Streaks

-The Mavericks are now 2-1 in overtime games on the road this season.

-The Mavericks road penalty kill percentage now sits at over 90 percent, good for first in the ECHL.

-Goaltender Tyler Parsons finished the night with 28 saves and has won four of his last five starts.

-The Mavericks went two-for-four on the power play.

The Mavericks now head to Orlando, Florida to face the Orlando Solar Bears at Amway Center on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. The Mavs then return home on Friday, December 20 to face the Utah Grizzlies at 7:05 p.m. at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena. Saturday, December 21st the Mavericks will don specialty ugly Christmas sweater jerseys against the Tulsa Oilers. The jerseys will then be auctioned off with proceeds benefiting Restoration House, an organization who assists survivors of human trafficking. Additionally, the first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive alpine hats courtesy of Safelite AutoGlass.


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