Regardless of trailing after the primary interval, the South Carolina Stingrays (three-zero-zero-zero) scored three unanswered targets within the second to take the lead and quieted the Norfolk Admirals (2-four-zero-zero) offense the remainder of the night time to safe a 5-four win on Friday night time on the Norfolk Scope Enviornment.
Patrick Gaul led the best way together with his first two targets of the yr for South Carolina, whereas Joe Devin added two assists within the victory. Goaltender Jeff Jakaitis picked up his third win of the season, stopping 24 photographs within the sport for the Stingrays.
The primary interval started at a brisk tempo with a excessive-powered offensive output from either side as six targets have been scored within the opening body. Norfolk had 4 of the six tallies led by ahead Brady Vail, who registered a hat trick within the opening interval.
The Stingrays opened the scoring when Nick Johnson buried a rebound for his first ECHL aim at 2:24 of the interval with an help by Joe Devin.
However the Admirals responded with three consecutive tallies to make it three-. Two of them have been from Vail at three:35 and 5:10 and got here by newly acquired defenseman Joe Sova at four:13.
Gaul received South Carolina again within the sport together with his first at 6:42 from Devin and Johnson and the Stingrays have been hanging round down four-2 after one.
Issues circled within the second interval for SC as they scored thrice and by no means relinquished the lead.
First, Andrew Cherniwchan scored his fourth aim within the crew’s first three video games by sliding a puck previous goaltender Jake Paterson at 5:37 with an help from ahead Tim McGauley.
Subsequent, it was Gaul for the second time, who tied the sport at four-four at 10:13 of the center body with a wrist shot that went below Paterson’s glove on an help by defenseman Joey Leach.
However the remaining strike and the sport-winner got here on a deflection by ahead Kelly Zajac, who notched his first aim of the season on an ideal go in entrance of the online by linemate Steven Whitney. Ahead Robbie Baillargeon was credited with the second help, which fits down as his first skilled level in his first ECHL sport.
South Carolina was wonderful on the penalty kill all night time, holding Norfolk to an zero-for-5 mark on the facility play. The Rays have been additionally unsuccessful on their solely man-benefit attempt of the sport.
After being outshot 16-13 within the first 20 minutes, the Stingrays had a 24-12 edge the remainder of the best way and completed with a 37-28 benefit in photographs on internet for the competition. Paterson took the loss in internet for Norfolk, making 32 saves within the sport.
The Stingrays end off their weekend sequence with the Admirals on Saturday night time at 7 p.m.
South Carolina is again at residence Sunday, Nov. 5 to tackle the Jacksonville Icemen at three:05 p.m.