GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits concluded the weekend with five out of six points against the South Carolina Stingrays after falling in overtime, 3-2, on Sunday.
In the first period, Greenville grabbed an early 1-0 advantage at the 3:47 mark with Graham Knott’s fifth tally of season. Knott corralled a headman pass from Frank Hora and finished a breakaway.
In the middle frame, South Carolina tied the contest on a 4-on-3-man advantage courtesy of Cole Ully at 8:58. Max Gottlieb fired a low wrister from the right point and Ully found the loose puck in the slot for his 17th goal of the campaign.
The Stingrays struck again at the 12:07 mark with Tyler Nanne’s second goal of the season. Nanne fired a howitzer from the top of the left circle to put the Rays ahead 2-1.
Greenville responded with Matt Strome’s first tally as a Swamp Rabbit at 14:00. Creeping to an open backdoor, Strome tapped in a Matt Bradley feed to even the contest at 2-2.
The score remained deadlocked after 60 minutes and Greenville required overtime for an ECHL-leading 20th time this season. Only 66 seconds into the extra session, Zach Malatesta scored the overtime game-winner to walk off the game.
Greenville finished the night 0-for-3 on the power play and 2-for-3 on the penalty kill. Final shot totals finished at 26-23 South Carolina.
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Acquired by Spire Sports + Entertainment (SS+E) in 2020, the Greenville Swamp Rabbits hockey team have been providing family friendly, live entertainment at Bon Secours Wellness Arena since 2010. Formerly the Greenville Road Warriors, the Swamp Rabbits are the highest level professional minor league franchise in South Carolina. The Swamp Rabbits are proud affiliates of the NHL’s Florida Panthers and AHL’s Charlotte Checkers. Greenville is a member of the ECHL, Premier ‘AA’ Hockey League. Since the conclusion of the 2019-20 NHL Season, 678 former ECHL players have debuted in the NHL. Nine former Greenville Road Warriors/Swamp Rabbits have later made their NHL debut