The New York Rangers were not the only ones to lose an
overtime heartbreaker in game 3 as the Greenville Road Warriors also dropped
their game 3 to the Cincinnati Cyclones 5-4.
Here is Andy Zilch’s report of the game:
Greenville, SC: The Road Warriors were
defeated 5-4 in overtime by the Cincinnati Cyclones Thursday night despite
gaining a 2-0 lead in the first period.
Andrew Yogan gave the
Road Warriors an early lead 5:35 into the first period when he scored an
unassisted shorthanded goal on Rob Madore for his sixth goal of the playoffs.
It was the Road Warriors fourth shorthanded goal in two games. Bretton Stamler
increased Greenville’s lead to 2-0 with 37.9 seconds left in the period when he
ripped a low shot past Madore. The period ended with the Road Warriors up by
Cincinnati started the
second period by scoring 1:18 into the frame when Zach Budish slipped a shot
past Jason Missiaen to cut the Road
Warriors lead to one. Josh Shalla tied the game at two eight minutes later when
he ripped a wide-open shot from the slot past Missiaen. After the goal,
Missiaen left the game with an injury and did not return. The Road Warriors
regained the lead after Scott Arnold scored on Madore off a rebound from a shot
from Michael St. Croix immediately
off a faceoff win from Andrew Rowe. With 4:26 left in the period, Cincinnati
tied the game at 3-3 after Brian Nuget tipped a shot past Jeff Malcolm, who
took over in net after Missian departed.
The third period
remained tied 3-3 until Budish slipped a shot past Malcolm late in the period.
The goal came after a save off a shot from Shalla. Kyle Jean tied the game with 47 second left when he sunk a rebound
shot past Madore with Andrew Rowe and Josh
Nicholls awarded the assists. The period ended tied at four, forcing the
game into overtime. Just 16 seconds into the overtime, Jonathan Hazen scored
past Malcolm to win the game 5-4. The Road Warriors now trail 2-1 in the Conference
The Ranger prospects were this in the game:
Kyle Jean (2012 UFA) His 6th goal of the playoffs
was the one that sent the game to overtime. Jean was 1-0-1, -1 and 3 shots.
Jean is 6-3-9 in the playoffs.
Andrew Yogan (2010 4th) scored his 6th goal on 1 shot and was even with a minor for goaltender interference. Yogan is
2nd on the team with a 6-8-14
Michael St. Croix (2011 4th) had the primary
assist on Greenville’s 3rd goal for his 9th assist. St.
Croix along with the assist was a +2 on 5th shots. St. Croix is
4-9-13 which is 4th on the team.
Josh Nicholls (2012 UFA) had the secondary assist on Jean’s
goal which was his 8th of the playoffs. Nicholls was also -1 on 5
shots and his 5-8-13 is 3rd on the team.
Samuel Noreau (2011 5th) was scoreless and a +1
for the game.
Jason Missiaen (2011 UFA) started and gave up 2 goals on 16
shots before leaving with an undisclosed injury. No word on the nature of the
injury or his status.
Jeff Malcolm (2013 UFA) replaced Missiaen and gave up 3
goals on 10 shots.