By James Hayes | Field Pass
Birmingham looked to seek revenge for last Saturday’s loss to the Macon Mayhem on Thursday night and did exactly that in a thrilling 2-1 victory. The Bulls for the second straight game suited up against the Macon Mayhem, last Saturday night the Bulls just fell short when the Mayhem scored with only 45 seconds remaining in overtime. This night though the Bulls were looking for redemption after dropping all 3 games last weekend. Hayden Stewart would get the start in net once again and would see a familiar mask across the ice in Macon goaltender Jake Theut who would come into the night without a regulation loss on the season.
The first period started off with both teams finding their legs and a lot of back and forth play. 3:35 into the first period we would see the first penalty of the night when the Macon goalie would get called for tripping. The penalty would be served by winger Dean Balsamo. Birmingham’s powerplay that has struggled as of late was not able to get much going and the penalty would end with only one shot on goal. With around nine minutes remaining in the first the Bulls penalty kill unit would get there first chance of the night when Kasey Kulczycki would get called for closing his hand on the puck. Although Macon would get their fair share of chances and maintain control of the puck throughout most of the powerplay, Stewart and the rest of the penalty killers would keep the puck out of the net and the score would stay 0-0.
Finally, at the 14:28 mark in the first period Birming