K-Wings keep Evansville winless

EVANSVILLE, Ind – Led by a 2-for-4 display on the power-play, the Kalamazoo Wings powered their way past the Evansville IceMen with a 3-2 victory Friday night from the Ford Center.
 
Sparked by a two-man advantage, Kalamazoo jumped ahead with a Sam Ftorek (1st) slap shot at the 8:29 mark of the first period. Finding open space atop the left circle, Ftorek power-play marker was setup from Brett Lysak and Eric Kattelus.
 
Pelting Joe Cannata (27 saves) with shots early in the second period, Evansville tied the game at 1-1 2:17 into the stanza with a rebound tally from Dan Gendur. While Cannata made the two initial saves, Gendur knocked in a rebound to the right of the netminder for his second goal of the campaign.
 
Outshot in the game 29-22, the K-Wings were outshot 13-2 in the second period.
 
Later in the period, Ftorek (2nd) regained the lead for Kalamazoo rifling a power-play goal past Paul Karpowich (19 saves) for the defensemen’s second of the game and team-leading fifth point of the season.
 
Bouncing back with a man-advantage goal of their own, the IceMen knotted the game at 2-2, when Dale Mahovsky (1st) redirected a Matt Gens slap shot with 12:32 remaining in the middle frame.
 
Utilizing a screen from Aaron Clarke, Joe Charlebois put the K-Wings ahead for good with 8:30 remaining in regulation registering his first goal of the season with a blue line slap shot for the eventual game-winner.
 
The K-Wings will return home to Wings Stadium on Saturday, October 27th with a 7:30 p.m. face-off versus the Icemen during the 9th Annual Orange Ice Game, presented by The CW7.
 
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