PENSACOLA, Fl---The Lynx had another game slip through their fingers on Monday night, as they fell to the Pensacola Ice Pilots, 3-2. Although the Lynx and Ice Pilots generated plenty of offense in the first two periods, nothing was decided despite the Lynx 30 shots on goal.
Lynx goaltender JP Levasseur was stingy as was the Lynx defense. Matt Auffrey and Preston Briggs dropped the gloves late in the 2nd period to provoke the goal-starved crowd in Pensacola.
However, the 3rd period saw plenty of scoring as the Ice Pilots struck first with a goal from Patrick Bordeleau, who used his size to establish himself in front of Levasseur and knock home the game's first goal. The Lynx countered right back with a goal from Ryan Dingle, who worked a great play with Travis Fuller to get the puck down low and smash it home past Pensacola goaltender Mike Brodeur. The Lynx answered again and took their first lead of the night with a wrap-around goal from ca ptain Louis Goulet, who got a pass behind the net from Anthony Battaglia and wristed one underneath Brodeur.
The lead would not stick however, as the Ice Pilots scored on a shot from the point on the power play from Tim Songin that was redirected by Bordeleau, who again was parked in front of Levasseur. The game-winner for the Ice Pilots came halfway through the period, as a erant pass in the Lynx zone and subsequent turnover led to a 2 on 1 down low on Levasseur, who was unable to stop the shot from the slot from Adam Hobson.
With the Ice Pilots back on top 3-2, the Lynx mounted a late attack with Levasseur out of the net for the extra attacker, but could not get the equalizer. The Lynx outshot the Ice Pilots 43-37, but were outshot 17-13 in the 3rd period. The Lynx winning streak is again haulted at two games. The Lynx have not won more than two games in a row since December 1st.