|November 20, 2012 - Mike Modugno
Director of Public Relations and Broadcaster
Orlando, FL- Led by keen penalty killing, which including killing a two-man advantage with three minutes left in regulation, the Kalamazoo Wings (8-7-0-0) snapped a two-game losing streak and a three-game road losing streak with a 4-3 victory at the Amway Center against the Orlando Solar Bears (8-6-2-1).
Cycling the puck on the lone power-play chance for either team in the period, Chris Lawrence (3rd) netted his first goal since going to Orlando from the San Francisco Bulls with a wrister from between the circles 14:36 into the period. In three games with the Solar Bears, Lawrence has been red-hot producing six points (1goal, 5 assists).
A fortunate bounce aided Kalamazoo in tying the game four minutes later. Standing behind the net, Steven Anthony (1st) flung a centering pass off of a Solar Bears defenseman and into the net to even the game at 1-1.
Pelting Orlando’s goaltender John Curry in the second period, the K-Wings outshot the Solar Bears 17-7, with 12 of the shots occurring in the periods first five minutes. Kory Karlander (3rd) gave the K-Wings the lead with a goal from the slot 43 seconds into the period.
Needing just 33 seconds to extend their lead, Dustin Cloutier (4th) pushed Kalamazoo’s cushion to two goals with a wrist shot from between the circles.
After Nick Petersen cut the K-Wings lead to a single goal with his Solar Bears’ team-leading ninth goal of season late in the period, the K-Wings answered right back with a tally from Eric Kattelus (5th).
Scoring in a similar fashion to Anthony, Orlando’s Kevin Baker (4th) sent a pass off the back of the leg of Joel Martin 4:54 into the third period to cap off the scoring in the game.
The victory marks the first time this season that Kalamazoo has won after surrendering the game’s first goal.
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Kalamazoo will conclude their four-game road swing this Thursday, November 22nd with a 7:30 p.m. Thanksgiving battle against the Fort Wayne Komets.
The K-Wings will return to Wings Stadium on Friday, November 23rd with a 7:30 p.m. face-off versus the Komets on WNWN Rivalry Night and FANomenal Friday, featuring $2 beer, $1 Pepsi and $1 hot dogs.
Single-game for the 2012-2013 season are on sale at the Wings Stadium Ticket Office. Ticket Office hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday’s. To charge tickets by phone, please call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000.
Tickets for all K-Wings home games are $13 and $17.50 for adults and only $7 for kids ages 14 and under. The price for all K-Wings premium night games (all colored ice games and New Year’s Eve game) are just $1 more.
Fans can save money by purchasing K-Wings single-game tickets in advance because tickets purchased on the day of a game increase by $2 (adults only).
For more information about tonight’s contest, please contact Mike Modugno, director of public relations and broadcaster at (269) 226-0384.