Mitchell Heard‘s goal with 36 seconds remaining in regulation lifted the Florida Everblades to a 4-3 win over the Colorado Eagles in Game 2 of the 2018 Kelly Cup Finals on Sunday at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, Colorado. The best-of-seven series is even at one game a piece.
Colorado took a 1-0 lead 17:09 into the first period on a Jake Marto power-play goal only to see Florida answer with a power-play tally of its own from Sam Warning at 2:01 of the second period. The Everblades took their first lead of the series on a power-play goal from Matt Mackenzie 7:11 into the middle frame. The fourth straight man-advantage goal of the night from the Eagles’ J.C. Beaudin tied the game at 2 at the 15:37 mark of the second period.
Marto gave the Eagles a 3-2 lead with his second goal of the night 5:24 into the third period as he snapped a shot home from the right-wing circle. But, the Everblades struck back to quickly to tie the game just 55 seconds later when Stephen MacAulay redirected a Zack Kamrass shot past Colorado goaltender Joe Cannata.
The series shifts to Florida for the next three games with Game 3 set for Wednesday 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 at Florida – Wednesday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m. ET
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)