Surge lose 4-3 in overtime, swept by Ice Flyers - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Surge lose 4-3 in overtime, swept by Ice Flyers

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Despite owning a 2-0 lead in the second period, the Mississippi Surge couldn't stop the potent Pensacola Ice Flyers' offensive attack in a 4-3 overtime loss in game two of an SPHL quarterfinal Sat., March 29.

With the loss, the Surge have been eliminated from the postseason by the Ice Flyers for the third consecutive season.

The early success that worked early for Pensacola in game one turned out to be the same formula for Mississippi. The Surge received a lucky bounce off a clearing attempt by Pensacola defenseman Steve Whitely, which led to Lucas LaBelle's first goal of the playoffs just 1:41 into the game.

The first 5:05 of the game featured 30 combined penalty minutes, including two fights and a scrum where two players dropped the gloves but were only given matching roughing penalties.

Surge goalie Mathieu Dugas stopped all 12 shots he saw in the first period, helping his team to a 1-0 lead after one period.

In the second, the Surge took a 2-0 lead 1:46 into the period when Andrew Harrison skated in on the left wing, protected the puck and drove hard to the net. His first attempt was stopped, but Flyers goalie Ross MacKinnon couldn't stop Harrison from jamming the puck underneath his right pad.

With the Surge controlling most of the momentum and on the power play later in the period, the Ice Flyers responded with a shorthanded goal with 14:08 left in the second period. On a 2-on-1 rush, Keegan Flaherty whipped the puck on net and was credited with the goal despite teammate Adam Pawlick crashing into Dugas.

Just 47 seconds later, Pensacola charged into the Surge zone with another odd-man rush. Joe Caveney scored his second goal of the series to tie the game at 2-2.

Ice Flyers forward John Dunbar scored his first goal of the playoffs on the power play midway through the third period to give his team a brief 3-2 lead, but Surge defenseman Joe Tolles responded with a power-play goal of his own with exactly six minutes remaining in the third period.

Joshua Turnbull scored an unassisted goal in overtime to help Pensacola advance to the second round of the SPHL playoffs.

The Surge season ends with a sweep via Pensacola despite Dugas making 39 saves in the loss.

  • SPORTSMore>>

  • Turkey charges father of NBA's Kanter as terror group member

    Turkey charges father of NBA's Kanter as terror group member

    Monday, June 18 2018 3:30 PM EDT2018-06-18 19:30:33 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 1:46 AM EDT2018-06-22 05:46:25 GMT
    Turkey's official news agency says a court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with "membership in a terror group." (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, file)Turkey's official news agency says a court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with "membership in a terror group." (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, file)

    Turkey's official news agency says a court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with "membership in a terror group."

    More >>

    Turkey's official news agency says a court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with "membership in a terror group."

    More >>
  • Trotz resigns as coach of Stanley Cup-winning Capitals

    Trotz resigns as coach of Stanley Cup-winning Capitals

    Monday, June 18 2018 3:20 PM EDT2018-06-18 19:20:17 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:32 PM EDT2018-06-22 02:32:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz arrives with the team at Dulles International Airport in Sterling, Va., Friday, June 8, 2018, the day after defeating the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup ...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz arrives with the team at Dulles International Airport in Sterling, Va., Friday, June 8, 2018, the day after defeating the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup ...
    Barry Trotz has resigned as coach of the Washington Capitals after leading them to the Stanley Cup.More >>
    Barry Trotz has resigned as coach of the Washington Capitals after leading them to the Stanley Cup.More >>
  • Pierre Thomas celebrates Saints Hall of Fame induction on the Coast

    Pierre Thomas celebrates Saints Hall of Fame induction on the Coast

    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:31 PM EDT2018-06-22 02:31:24 GMT
    Current kicker Wil Lutz and Saints Hall of Fame inductees Pierre Thomas, Willie Roaf and Rickey Jackson pose after throwing first pitches at a recent Shuckers game (WLOX Sports)Current kicker Wil Lutz and Saints Hall of Fame inductees Pierre Thomas, Willie Roaf and Rickey Jackson pose after throwing first pitches at a recent Shuckers game (WLOX Sports)
    Current kicker Wil Lutz and Saints Hall of Fame inductees Pierre Thomas, Willie Roaf and Rickey Jackson pose after throwing first pitches at a recent Shuckers game (WLOX Sports)Current kicker Wil Lutz and Saints Hall of Fame inductees Pierre Thomas, Willie Roaf and Rickey Jackson pose after throwing first pitches at a recent Shuckers game (WLOX Sports)

    From undrafted free agent to Super Bowl XLIV Champion, Pierre Thomas reflects on a career that landed him a spot in the Saints Hall of Fame.

    More >>

    From undrafted free agent to Super Bowl XLIV Champion, Pierre Thomas reflects on a career that landed him a spot in the Saints Hall of Fame.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly