Elmira ended up shorthanded by two men 36 seconds into the third period, and Cincinnati was able to pressure offensively for the first time all game. The Cyclones manage three shots in the 1:40 of 5-on-3 play, but none of them found their way past Greenham. Shortly after the teams returned to full strength Cincinnati tested Greenham with two different breakaways but he answered the bell on both. The Cyclones finally broke through off the rush when John McFarland hammered home a one-timer off a feed from Adam Brace. That was part of a 16-shot barrage by the Cyclones in the second. Elmira responded with 13 of its own and, thanks to 15 saves by Greenham along with the work of the penalty killers, took the lead into the third.
Elmira's special teams play hit another level in the final frame. The Jackals first killed off a high-sticking double-minor to Jordan Pietrus just before the period was six minutes old, and then turned Cincinnati away when Matt Carter went off for hooking with a little over two minutes to go. Cincinnati pulled goalie Michael Houser while Carter served his infraction and gained a 6-on-4 skater advantage. In all the Cyclones peppered Greenham with 13 shots in the third but were turned away at every opportunity.
Greenham earned his fifth win of the season in stopping 35 shots while Houser took his fourth loss with 40 stops. Elmira ended the night 0-for-3 on the power play and 8-for-8 on the penalty kill.