The red-hot Evansville Thunderbolts have won games in three-straight weekends earning points in four out of their last six games coming into tonight. With another solid all-around effort that included a two-goal third period, the Thunderbolts would lead the way to another victory taking command over Knoxville with a final score of 3-1.
After a scoreless first period of play, Scott Donahue would break through at 4:55 with assists from Eric Salzillo and Tyler Howe, scoring in his third consecutive game. The night would end soon after for Donahue though, who took a major penalty for spearing and a game misconduct later in the period, leading to Knoxville tying the game on the power play. The third period would almost immediately begin with fisticuffs, as center ice became the dance floor for Nick Wright and David Higgs, who squared off at 1:27 of the third period, earning five minutes each for fighting. The Thunderbolts would rally and take their second lead of the night at 8:39, as Shayne Morrissey would snipe a shot to the top corner off of a blocked play in front, assisted by Chase Nieuwendyk. Tyler Howe would show some offensive prowess, scoring with 6:20 left to help seal the deal with a power move to the net, going around goaltender Jason Pawloski and into the back of the net, with the assist going to Nathan Ferriero. Knoxville pulled Pawloski soon after, but the Bolts held on to win, 3-1.
These two teams meet again tomorrow night in Knoxville. You can catch the action online on SPHL Live and listen in for free on the Thunderbolts Radio Network, via EvansvilleThunderbolts.com, the Thunderbolts MixLr channel, and on the official Thunderbolts App. The Thunderbolts return home on Friday, February 22nd, as they host the Quad City Storm. Tickets are available online atEvansvilleThunderbolts.com as well as in person at the Ford Center Box Office.
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