Stingrays Fall in Overtime Heartbreaker to Cyclones
North Charleston, SC -The South Carolina Stingrays (1-2) fell 1-0 in overtime to the Cincinnati Cyclones (2-1) in Game 3 of the American Conference Quarterfinals in front of 2,354 at North Charleston Coliseum Friday night. The Stingrays trail the best-of-five series 2-1 with Game 4 tomorrow evening.
The two teams skated to a scoreless tie at the end of regulation with the Stingrays holding a 23 to 18 shot advantage. At 16:49 of overtime, Cyclones forward Josh Heidinger snuck a shot under the glove of Stingrays goaltender Todd Ford from the bottom of the left-wing circle after defenseman Brock Sheahan broke his stick on the original drive. Forward Will Ortiz recorded the second assist on Heidinger's first professional goal. Ford finished the night stopping 20 of 21 Cyclones shots. Cyclones goaltender Jeremy Smith earned the shutout kicking away all 25 Stingrays opportunities. The Stingrays went 0-for-3 on the power play while Cincinnati went 0-for-5.
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