Second period surge propels Mayhem to fifth straight home win

In front of their largest crowd of the season, the Mayhem rode a massive second period momentum swing to a 3-2 victory over the Pensacola Ice Flyers. The win broke a record, as it marked the first time the Mayhem had won five consecutive home games in franchise history.

The Mayhem pressured Pensacola goaltender Jake Kupsky early and often, forcing him to make a number of critical saves to keep the game scoreless. He managed to deny high-end chances from Larry Smith and Danny Perez, and would ultimately set up a goal for the visitors with a momentous kick save.

In the 12th minute, Stephen Pierog slid a sharp pass across the blue line to Ben Campbell, who fired a hard one-timer at the net from the right point. Kupsky made a kick save which resulted in the puck flinging out to Garrett Milan, who commenced a Pensacola counter-attack. He advanced it to Brett D’Andrea, who whipped a cross-crease pass onto the tape of Michael Ederer for a tap-in goal at the right side of Kevin Entmaa’s net. It would be the lone strike of the first period.

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