Road Warriors Explode in 3rd Period to Win 8-4
Cincinnati, OH: The Road Warriors scored five goals in the third period, three of which were shorthanded, to rally past the Cyclones by a final score of 8-4.
Greenville stormed out to another lead with the first goal of the game by Sean Berkstresser. The forward whistled a shot past the shoulder of Cyclones goaltender Rob Madore for his second of the playoffs that was assisted by Lindsay Sparks. The goal was originally not called but was put under review and was allowed. Justin Vaive gave the Road Warriors a 2-0 lead with a deflection shot from Andrew Rowe with 12:50 remaining in the period. Cincinnati was held shot less for the first 14 minutes of the game but came through with scoring chances that led to goals. Josh Shalla put the Cyclones on the board with his ninth of the post-season with a wrist shot that snuck past Jeff Malcolm. Wade Megan tied the game two minutes later with a power play goal that was scored on a partial break. The rookie forward scored his eighth goal of the playoff by beating Malcolm five-hole.
The Road Warriors started the second period much like the first period with the goal of the frame jus 1:39 in. Josh Nicholls scored his fourth of the playoffs with assists from Andrew Yogan and Kyle Jean. Just a minute later, Cincinnati tied it once again with a goal from Brett Wysopal who ripped a slap shot from the point. The Cyclones took the lead 1:20 later with a goal from Logan Shaw who scored in the slot beating Malcolm glove-side. The score remained through the duration of the period and the Cyclones held to a 4-3 lead moving into the third period.
The Cyclones began the third period on the power play, but it would be Greenville that would score on it. With 12 seconds left on the Cincinnati man advantage, Road Warriors forward Jordie Johnston broke into the Cyclones zone on a two-on-one and beat Madore with the wrist shot to even the game at four a piece. The Road Warriors again capitalized on a shorthanded opportunity. Nicholls scored his second goal of the night on a shorthanded breakaway at 10:50 to put Greenville back on top 5-4. Greenville completed the shorthanded trifecta a few minutes later. Johnston tallied his second shorthanded goal of the game, beating Madore on another breakaway. Scott Arnold potted an empty netter at18:27 to make it 7-4. The Road Warriors added yet another goal in the final minute, this one from Bretton Stamler, to win by a final of 8-4.
Malcolm got the win for Greenville, turning away 20 of 24 shots. Madore took the loss for Cincinnati, stopping 20 of 27.
Single game tickets to the 2014 Eastern Conference Finals are on sale now at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena Box Office starting at just $14! The Road Warriors first home game of the series (Game 3 overall) will be played on Thursday, May 22nd at 7:00 p.m. and Game 4 of the series will be played on Saturday, May 24th at 7:00 p.m. If necessary, Game 5 will be played at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena on Sunday, May 25th at 3:00 p.m. Group tickets for 15 or more people can be purchased for as low as $11! To learn more about group pricing, call a Road Warriors Ticket Account Representative at 864.674.PUCK.
The Road Warriors will offer fans value and savings for Game 3 and Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Game 3 will feature Throwback Thursday specials! Highlighted by a special ticket offer through GreenvilleRoadWarriors.com, fans can purchase tickets for the Conference Finals at Round 2 prices! This offer is ONLY available via GreenvilleRoadWarriors.com or by calling 864-674-PUCK and the promotion will end at 4:00 p.m. on the day of the game (May 22nd). In addition to great ticket value, fans can also enjoy $2 food and beverage specials with the Warriors Throwback Thursday concession deals!
The value continues for Game 4 with another special offer from the Warriors! The Saturday Playoff Pack is available for only $60! Fans can purchase the Saturday Playoff Pack by visiting GreenvilleRoadWarriors.com, the BSWA Box Office or TicketMaster.com and receive 4 RED tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 sodas and 4 bags of chips. Fans that purchase the Saturday Playoff Pack by 4:00 p.m. on May 24th will be entered to win an upgrade to GLASS SEATS with CONCOURSE CLUB PASSES for the Saturday night game!
Season tickets for the Greenville Road Warriors' 2014-15 season are available now! Call a Road Warriors Account Executive at 864-674-PUCK to secure your Road Warriors season tickets today!
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