Everblades even Kelly Cup Finals with 7-6 overtime win

Despite seeing the Colorado Eagles erase a 6-2 deficit with 9:02 remaining in regulation, the Florida Everblades were victorious 7-6 in overtime in Game 4 of the 2018 Kelly Finals on Friday at Germain Arena. With the win, the Everblades evened the series at 2 games a piece.

 

Gus Young scored the game-winning goal 8:28 into the extra session with a wrist shot from the right-wing circle.

 

Florida’s Justin Kea opened the scoring 11:37 into the contest. Kea gathered in a pass from Brett Bulmer, split two Colorado defenders at the top of the circles and slid a shot past Joe Cannata for his fourth goal of the postseason. Stephen MacAulay extended the Everblades lead to 2-0 at 15:59 with his fourth of the playoffs after gathering in a loose puck at the top of the crease.

 

Colorado got on the board 8:30 into the second period on a power-play goal from Matt Register and pulled even at 10:48 on a shorthanded goal from Matt Garbowsky.

 

The Everblades went back on top just 54 second after the Garbowsky goal when Joe Cox tipped home a Matt Mackeznie shot on the power play for his fifth goal of the postseason. Florida took a 5-2 lead into the intermission following a pair of goals from Mitchell Heard at 14:54 and 19:42.

 

Steven Lorentz extended the Everblades lead to four with his fourth goal of the playoffs 1:13 into the third period.

 

The Eagles forced overtime with four third period goals, all on the power play. Cliff Watson made it a 6-3 game at 10:58 while Register notched his second man-advantage goal of the night at 16:48 and J.C. Beaudin made it a one-goal game at 17:09. Joey Ratelle notched the equalizer at 18:02.

 

Game 5 of the series is Saturday at 7 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 6 at FLORIDA 7 (OT)
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
Game 7 – Colorado at Florida – Saturday, June 9 at 7 p.m. ET (If Necessary)