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Palm Beach outlasts Florida Eels, 3-2
Story by Narrative Science.
In a game where neither team could get a cushion, the Palm Beach Hawks escaped with a 3-2 victory over Florida Eels.
No lead was more than one goal during the contest, and the winning goal was scored by Anthony Lerette at 5:51 of the third period.
Palm Beach's penalty kill excelled, as the Hawks gave up zero goals despite allowing nine power plays.
Palm Beach was paced by Lerette, who had one goal.
The the Hawks penalty box was a popular destination as the team totaled eight minors and one major for 31 minutes in penalty time. Palm Beach had been averaging 16.0 minutes in penalties per game. The Hawks stifled Florida Eels' power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man.
Palm Beach also got a goal from Joseph Lambert as well. In addition, Palm Beach received assists from Shane Visnick, who had two and Michael Visnick and Brett Yochum, who contributed one a piece.
Florida Eels could not produce up to it normal offensive output. Florida Eels puts an average of 4.3 pucks into the net per game. Florida Eels kept Palm Beach's goalie busy throughout the game, and Stephen Sundberg made 42 saves on 44 shots.
Florida Eels was helped by Keanu Gallegos, who racked up one goal. Gallegos scored 6:26 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Florida Eels. Brian Dennerlein provided the assist. Ryan Frank also scored for Florida Eels. More assists for Florida Eels came via Daniel Boyd and Matthew Kiesel, who each chipped in one.
The Hawks registered one goal on two power play opportunities. For Palm Beach, Justin Jones was ejected from the game. Marc Terriault made 23 saves for Florida Eels on 26 shots. Florida Eels incurred four minutes in penalty time with two minors.