On Monday, the Savannah Ghost Pirates ventured to Orlando to face the Solar Bears. After winning their last game against the Ghost Pirates on Saturday, they were looking to get a win at home against them on Monday. They were overall successful in their efforts. The Ghosts Pirates put up a tough fight as they kept the score even for the majority of the game.
The first period remained uneventful as far as scoring went. However, Orlando got a power play due to Noah Carroll being sent to the box. The Ghost Pirates struck first, but it was not until the second period. At 4:44 into the period, Simon Pinard scored and was assisted by Alex Gilmour. About halfway through the period, the Ghost Pirates had a power play with Orlando’s Brayden Low receiving a minor penalty. The next goal wasn’t scored until 18:01, and it was made by Brayden Low, assisted by Jérémie Biakabutuka and Marc-Andre Gaudet; it was a huge goal for the Ghost Pirates as they were outshot by the Solar Bears 21-7 in the middle frame.
No goals were scored in the third period. However, there were a lot of opportunities for both teams, as well as a lot of penalties too. However, the Ghost Pirates had the only two power-play chances in the third. Still, they came up empty on both and finished the night 0-3 on the PP, as Savannah continues to struggle on the PP away from Enmarket Arena as they are 26th in the league at 11.8% when it comes to converting on the PP while on the road. Alex Gilmour and Luke Boka had a little roughing scuffle against one another about mid-way through. The game was tied after 60 minutes and would head into overtime. Not even two minutes in, Steve Jandric scored off of Marc-Andre Gaudet, sealing the deal for the Solar Bears.
Savannah lost 5-4 in overtime on Friday, then lost 2-1 to them in overtime again today. The Ghost Pirates will play the Atlanta Gladiators away on Friday at 7:30. They have raised their point streak to a franchise record five games after receiving a point last night.
Despite their record, the Ghost Pirates have been in so many close games with numerous opportunities to come out with victories; Savannah is 2-2-2-1 in one-goal games this season after going 15-5-9-1 in one-goal games last season, as they will look to have the same kind of success they had last season in one-goal games.