After forty minutes of scoreless play, the Ice Flyers bested the Mayhem in the closing 20-minute stanza and skated away with a 3-1 triumph on Saturday night.
Having just been shut out by the Ice Flyers the previous night, the Mayhem came into Saturday night’s tilt dead-set on finding a chink in Brian Billett’s armor in the early going. Despite their best efforts, Pensacola’s goaltender stood tall.
The Flyers weathered the early storm and responded by heavily outshooting the Mayhem for the remainder of period one. Nevertheless, they could not solve Macon net-minder Kevin Entmaa. The rookie goaltender had been playing in just his second professional game, and stopped all 16 of the first period shots the Flyers sent his way. At the end of the period, Larry Smith was handed a four-minute double-minor penalty for high-sticking, and the Mayhem went to a long penalty kill which carried over into the second period.
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