Zach O’Brien registered a hat trick and the Newfoundland Growlers scored three times on the power play to earn a 6-0 win over the Florida Everblades in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Friday night at Mile One Centre.
With the Growlers (11-4-1) leading the ‘Blades (9-5-1) by two after the opening period, Newfoundland then struck for four goals in the middle frame to claim a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.
Booth made 20 saves in his first road loss of the playoffs, ending his five-game road winning streak.
Michael Garteig finished with 28 saves to earn his second shutout of the postseason.
The ‘Blades face a must-win situation on Saturday night when the two teams meet for Game 5 at Mile One Centre. Faceoff is slated for 5:30 ET.
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