SEVERYN SCORES TWICE IN 3-2 LOSS TO GWINNETT
Solar Bears Close Road Trip in Florida on Tuesday
Duluth, GA - Forward C.J. Severyn netted his seventh and
eighth goals of the season to tie the game twice in the second
period, but it was not enough as the Solar Bears fell 3-2 to
the Gwinnett Gladiators at the Arena at Gwinnett Center on
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The Gladiators broke through for the only goal of the first 20
minutes. A couple of quick passes through the neutral zone saw
F Dirk Southern lead a 2-on-0 rush into the Orlando zone, and
Southern snapped a shot past the right pad of G Christopher
Gibson as Gwinnett grabbed a 1-0
lead. Gibson collected a few spectacular saves in the first
frame, stopping 14 of the 15 shots he faced to keep the Solar
Bears within one heading into the second period.
Early in the middle frame, the Solar Bears evened the score at
1-1. While on the power play, D Blake Kessel fired a slap shot
that was kicked out by G Scott Stajcer, but Severyn found the
rebound and tucked a backhand shot inside the right post at
3:46. Gwinnett regained the lead when F Maxim Legault chipped a
shot over the outstretched pad of Gibson to finish off a 2-on-1
chance with 9:59 remaining in the frame. Severyn answered with
his second goal of the game when D Cody Wild snapped the puck
into the slot and Severyn blasted a one-timer inside the right
post to tie the game at 2-2 with 2:36 to go.
After the Solar Bears killed off the rest of a 5-on-3 power
play that carried over from the second period, the Gladiators
used the ensuing 5-on-4 to take the lead. F Marshall Everson
wristed a shot from the bottom of the right circle into the top
left corner at 1:17 to give Gwinnett a 3-2 lead. Despite a late
push from the Solar Bears with Gibson pulled, they were unable
to find the equalizer as they fell 3-2 to Gwinnett.
Three Stars: 1. M. Everson (GWT); 2. C.
Severyn (ORL); 3. M. Legault (GWT)
Power Plays: ORL: 1/4; GWT: 1/7
Shots: ORL: 20; GWT: 43
Tonight's game was the fourth
Teddy Bear Toss the Solar Bears have taken part in this season
(Dec. 7 vs. South Carolina, Dec. 13 at Greenville, Dec. 14 at
South Carolina)... F Cameron Abney made his Solar Bears debut
today... Orlando lost in regulation for just the second time
when going tied into the third period (11-2-1-1)... G
Christopher Gibson stopped 40 of the 43 shots he faced in the
game. The 43 shots were the second most Orlando has surrendered
this season... The Solar Bears gave up more than two power play
chances against for the first time since allowing five against
Gwinnett on January 11... The Gladiators third period power
play goal was the first the Solar Bears have surrendered since
January 17 against Florida.
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