The Florida Everblades spoiled Mississippi's homecoming after a 30-day, 10 game road trip by defeating the Sea Wolves 5-4 in a shootout on Friday night. The Wolves scored three third period goals to knot the game in regulation including Lightning prospect Stan Lascek 's 4th marker of the season at 3:06 of the 3rd. Lascek fired a game-high 10 shots at the Blades netminder.
The Wolves and Blades tangle again tonight at the Coast Coliseum.
The Everblades played without defenseman David Cornacchia, who was arrested earlier in day on a flight from Toronto to Dallas. According to the Canadian Press :
According to a probable cause affidavit filed in U.S. District Court in Dallas, Cornacchia became angry with a flight attendant after he was refused a third alcoholic drink. Cornacchia slapped the male flight attendant with an open hand, a detail confirmed by American Airlines.
Cornacchia began cursing at other passengers and exposed himself to them, according to the affidavit. Flight attendants and an assisting passenger then secured Cornacchia's hands behind his back with plastic restraints and belted him into a seat. Cornacchia head-butted the passenger who was helping restrain him, according to the affidavit.