Friday Feb 8, 2008
Estero, Fl--The Augusta Lynx used three goals in the 3rd period to propel them to a 5-2 win over the Florida Everblades in the first of a three-game road swing in Florida. The two teams were tied in wins and in the standings heading into Friday's game, but two goals from Bobby Bolt and goals from Matt Christie, Matt Auffrey, and Ryan Dingle, along with 34 saves from Bobby Goepfert drove the Lynx to victory. The Lynx controlled most of the 1st period, outshooting the Everblades 14-9, however it would be the Everblades who struck first with a late goal from Brad Brown. The Lynx answered back in the 2nd period with a penalty shot goal from Auffrey, who went glove side on goalie David Shantz. The Everblades struck back on the power play with a goal from Brandon Roach from the point, after the Lynx had killed off a two and a half minute 5 on 3. The Lynx evened the score on a power play of their own as Bobby Bolt smashed home a back-door pas s from Louis Goulet and Chase Watson to tie the game at 2-2 heading into the 3rd period. The 3rd period was all Lynx as Ryan Dingle and Bobby Bolt scored on consecutive breakaways to make it 4-2. The team may have been inspired with Goulet's first fight of the year. Dingle's goal came on a great pass from Jeremy Schenderling and Watson, and Bolt's was a turnover by the Everblades at their own blueline. The Lynx put the game on ice with a 2 on 1 goal from Matt Christie who tipped home a rebound drive from Garrett Winder and help from Ken Scuderi. The rest of the way out it was Bobby Goepfert's show as the goaltender made several stops throughout the game to keep the Lynx in it.