Back to Back Third Period Goals Hands Indy Win Over Greenville
Back-to-back goals in the third period hands Indy 4-3 win over GreenvilleFeb 29, 2020
INDIANAPOLIS – After falling 1-0 in a shootout on Friday night, the Indy Fuel hosted the Greenville Swamp Rabbits in the first half of back to back games. Giving up three straight goals in the second period, Indy would respond with two goals :16 seconds apart in the third period to take home a 4-3 win on Saturday night.
Taking a 1-0 lead with 14 minutes left in the first period, Craig Wyszomirski wired a slap shot through the pad of Swamp Rabbits’ goaltender Jeremy Helvig. Throughout the remainder of the opening period, Indy would fail to score on three power plays but would eventually take a one-goal lead into the locker room.
Doubling Indy’s lead early in the second period, Alex Rauter rifled a wrist shot past Jeremy Helvig. Taking advantage of a Tim Soderlund boarding penalty, Greenville’s Mason got alone in the slot on the power play and beat Marchand with a wrist shot.
After three straight Indy penalties, Greenville’s Nathan Perkovich deflected a wrist shot by Matt Marcinew. Taking the lead late in the period, Liam Pecararo fired a slap shot over the shoulder of Chase Marchand, sending the Swamp Rabbits into the locker room with a 3-2 lead.
Scoring back to back goals in the third period, Indy stole the lead from Greenville. Alex Rauter got the scoring started after streaking past a Swamp Rabbits defenseman and beating Helvig with a wrist shot. Stealing the lead :16 seconds later, Joe Sullivan guided a shot over the shoulder of Helvig. Indy would defend a barrage of shots from the Swamp Rabbits but would eventually hold on to win 4-3 on Saturday night.
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