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Palm Beach uses shootout to best Florida Eels, 8-7 (2-0 SO)

Palm Beach Ice & Skate Zone    Sun, Nov 18, 2012

Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as the Palm Beach Hawks defeated Florida Eels in a shootout 8-7 (2-0 SO).

The shootout featured eight attempts between both teams. Palm Beach also got a shootout goal from Shane Visnick.

The Hawks came back from a two-goal deficit to capture the victory. Palm Beach fell behind 7-5 after a goal by Florida Eels' Joshua DeLezenne at 13:44 in the third period. The Hawks knotted things up at 7-7 on a goal by Visnick at 19:04 in the third period.

The teams traded the lead four times and neither team could skate away and hide. Florida Eels took its last lead at 10:51 in the third on a goal by Jonathan Carlson to make the score 6-5 Florida Eels. Palm Beach took over the lead for good with a goal by Brett Yochum 29 seconds into the third to make the score 5-4.

The Hawks forced Florida Eels goalie David Bryant to work between the pipes, taking 35 shots. Palm Beach outdid its season average for goals scored. This season, the Hawks average 3.2 goals per contest.

Palm Beach also got points from Visnick, who also finished with two goals and two assists and Tristan Lamontagne, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Marshall Edmondson also scored for Palm Beach. Other players who recorded assists for Palm Beach were Joseph Lambert, Justin Jones, and JJ Augusta, who each chipped in one and Michael Visnick and Anthony Lerette, who contributed two a piece.

Florida Eels made Palm Beach's netminders to work hard to keep the puck out of the net, firing 55 shots and forcing 48 saves. David Kutnar made nine stops and Stephen Sundberg made 39. Florida Eels' goal total was higher than its season average. Florida Eels has scored at the pace of 4.4 goals per game during the current campaign.

Florida Eels additionally got points from Brian Dennerlein, who also tallied one goal and two assists and Carlson, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Florida Eels also got a goal from Nick Cormier as well. More assists for Florida Eels came via Josh Lodatto, who had two, Keanu Gallegos, who had three, and Ryan Deese and Patrick Daniels, who each chipped in one.

The Hawks incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors. Bryant recorded 27 saves for Florida Eels. Florida Eels incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors.