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Killins, Nazarian foil Solar Bears in 6-3 loss to Icemen

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —  Despite battling back from 2-0 and 3-2 deficits in the second period, the Orlando Solar Bears (33-25-5-1) came up empty-handed in a 6-3 loss, as Ryker Killins scored the eventual game-winning goal early in the third, and Ara Nazarian added two empty-net tallies to his goal in the second period to complete a hat trick for the Jacksonville Icemen (33-27-3-3) on Wednesday night at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena.

 

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First Period
Shots: ORL 8, JAX 11

Second Period
Jacksonville goal: Ara Nazarian (22) at 0:12. Assisted by Alex-Olivier Voyer and Erik Bradford.
Jacksonville goal: Mike Szmatula (19) at 0:55. Assisted by Abbott Girduckis and Wacey Rabbit.
Orlando goal: Mark Auk (7) at 1:18. Assisted by Tyler Bird.
Orlando goal: Michael Joly (17) [SH] at 4:57. Assisted by J.J. Piccinich.
Jacksonville goal: Abbott Girduckis (11) at 7:04. Assisted by Mike Szmatula and Ryker Killins.
Orlando goal: Chris LeBlanc (13) at 7:59. Assisted by Luke McInnis
Shots: ORL 8, JAX 12

Third Period 
Jacksonville goal: Ryker Killins (6) at 1:07. Assisted by Wacey Rabbit.
Jacksonville goal: Ara Nazarian (23) [EN] at 18:07. Assisted by Brandon Gignac and Michael Kim.
Jacksonville goal: Ara Nazarian (24) [EN] at 19:15.
Shots: ORL 9, JAX 12

Goaltending:
ORL: Clint Windsor, 29-for-33
JAX: Charles Williams, 22-for-25

THREE STARS:
1) Ara Nazarian - JAX
2) Abbott Girduckis - JAX
3) Ryker Killins - JAX

NOTABLES:

  • Orlando is now 6-5-2-0 against the Icemen this season, with two games remaining in the series on the road
  • Michael Joly’s goal extends his point streak to four games (3g-2a)
  • Chris LeBlanc’s goal extends his point streak to four games (2g-2a); his next point will give him 130 career points with the Solar Bears, tying Eric Faille for first in career scoring in club history
  • Clint Windsor played in his 78th career regular season game for the Solar Bears, matching Ryan Massa for the most appearances by a goaltender in franchise history
     

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