Olsen’s OT strike gives Eagles win in Game 3

Ryan Olsen‘s second goal of the night 7:14 into overtime gave the Colorado Eagles a 5-4 win in Game 3 of the 2018 Kelly Cup Finals on Wednesday at Germain Arena in Estero, Florida. The Eagles lead the best-of-seven series 2 games to 1.

 

A wild first period saw the teams combine for six goals and a 3-3 tie through 20 minutes of play.  Florida struck first on a Matt Mackenzie power-play tally 3:09 into the period before Colorado recorded the next three tallies on goals from Matt Garbowsky, Michael Joly and Travis Barron.  The Everblades pulled within one on a Brett Bulmer tally at 16:00 and tied the score at 19:48 on a goal from John McCarron.

 

The Everblades went back on top 5:29 into the second period on a shorthanded tally from Stephen MacAulay, who beat Eagles’ goaltender Joe Cannata after a centering pass from Spencer Smallman.

 

Colorado tied the game 4-4 at the 10:50 mark of the third period when Olsen was able to redirect a shot past Florida goaltender Martin Ouellette.

 

Colorado improves to 7-1 in overtime during the Kelly Cup Playoffs. The seven wins are the most in a single postseason in ECHL history.

 

Game 4 of the series is Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET from Germain Arena. Catch all of the action LIVE on ECHL.TV.

 

2018 Kelly Cup Finals
Game 1 – Florida 1 at COLORADO 3
Game 2 – FLORIDA 4 at Colorado 3
Game 3 – COLORADO 5 at Florida 4 (OT)
Game 4 – Colorado at Florida – Friday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m. ET
Game 5 – Colorado at Florida – Saturday, June 2 at 7 p.m. ET
Game 6 – Florida at Colorado – Wednesday, June 6 at 7:05 p.m. MT (If Necessary)
Game 7 – Colorado at Florida – Saturday, June 9 at 7 p.m. ET (If Necessary)