Florida Everblades

ECHL Playoffs Game Night: 4-14-12

(E5) Florida Everblades 5 @ (E1) Elmira Jackals 0
ECHL Eastern Conference Semifinals – Best of 7 series tied 1-1

D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, +1, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
Playoff Totals: 5 GP, 0-1-1, +3, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 35 GP, 2-7-9, +5, 10 PIM
D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 0-0-0, +1, 2 SOG, 12 PIM (elbowing, misconduct)
Playoff Totals: 5 GP, 1-2-3, +2, 19 PIM
Season Totals: 15 GP, 3-6-9, +1, 41 PIM
D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
Playoff Totals: 5 GP, 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 33 GP, 0-10-10, -6, 4 PIM (Norfolk property)
G Pat Nagle, FLA: No decision, 8 saves on 8 shots
Playoff Totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season Totals: 39 GP, 20-14-0-3, 2.87 GAA, .905 sv%, 1 SO

For the second straight night Florida outplayed Elmira, but this time they came out on top, 5-0. The best-of-7 series now goes to Florida for the next three games. Florida outshot Elmira 32-19 on Saturday and through two games has a 78-36 shot advantage. Lightning prospect Pat Nagle got some action when he started the third period for John Muse, who had already backstopped Florida to a 5-0 lead entering the final frame. Muse was shaken up late in the second period. The game got ugly late when several misconducts were handed out. Former Lightning first rounder and Elmira captain Mario Larocque was thrown out of the game in the second period for attempting to injure a player. Trevor Bruess had two goals for Florida. Game 3 is Monday.

ECHL Playoffs Game Night: 4-13-12

(E5) Florida Everblades 1 @ (E1) Elmira Jackals 3
ECHL Eastern Conference Semifinals – Elmira leads best of 7 series 1-0

D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
Playoff Totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 35 GP, 2-7-9, +5, 10 PIM
D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 0-0-0, -1, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
Playoff Totals: 4 GP, 1-2-3, +1, 7 PIM
Season Totals: 15 GP, 3-6-9, +1, 41 PIM
D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 1 SOG, 0 PIM
Playoff Totals: 4 GP, 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 33 GP, 0-10-10, -6, 4 PIM (Norfolk property)
G Pat Nagle, FLA: Did not play (backup)
Season Totals: 39 GP, 20-14-0-3, 2.87 GAA, .905 sv%, 1 SO

Florida outplayed and outshot Elmira, 46-19, but former Northern Michigan goaltender Brian Stewart stood strong for the Jackals, who won Game 1, 3-1 at home. No Lightning prospect figured in on Florida’s only goal, and Tampa Bay prospect goaltender Pat Nagle has played just once since March 2. Game 2 is Saturday night in New York. Elmira is affiliated with the Ducks and Senators. Florida was coming off a three game sweep of fourth-seeded Greenville.

AHL MVP Goes to Conacher

The American Hockey League announced today that left wing Cory Conacher of the Norfolk Admirals has been named the winner of the Les Cunningham Award as the AHL’s most valuable player for the 2011-12 season, as voted by AHL coaches, players and media in each of the league’s 30 member cities.

Conacher becomes the fourth rookie to win the award since it was first presented in 1947-48, joining Bill Hicke (1958-59), Pelle Lindbergh (1980-81) and Stephan Lebeau (1988-89).

ECHL Playoffs Game Night: 4-6-12

E5-Florida Everblades 3 @ E4-Greenville Road Warriors 2
ECHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals – Florida wins best of 5 series 3-0

D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, -2, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
Playoff Totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 35 GP, 2-7-9, +5, 10 PIM
D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 1-0-1, +3, 6 SOG, 2 PIM (interference)
Playoff Totals: 3 GP, 1-2-3, +2, 7 PIM
Season Totals: 15 GP, 3-6-9, +1, 41 PIM
D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-1-1, +3, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
Playoff Totals: 3 GP, 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 33 GP, 0-10-10, -6, 4 PIM (Norfolk property)
G Pat Nagle, FLA: Did not play (backup)
Season Totals: 39 GP, 20-14-0-3, 2.87 GAA, .905 sv%, 1 SO

Break out the brooms. Florida scored the game’s first three goals and held on to sweep the higher-seeded Greenville Road Warriors by winning Game 3, 3-2. Games 1-2 were played in Florida. Carolina prospect John Muse stopped 32 of 34 shots for the win. Lightning prospect Sebastien Piche scored his first of the playoffs and former Clarkson star Matt Beca had two goals for the ‘Blades, who will face the winner of Elmira and Reading in the next round. Currently Reading leads that series, 2-1.

ECHL Playoffs Game Night: 4-4-12

E4-Greenville Road Warriors 2 @ E5-Florida Everblades 4
ECHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals – Florida leads best of 5 series 2-0

D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, +2, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
Playoff Totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, +4, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 35 GP, 2-7-9, +5, 10 PIM
D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 0-1-1, E, 6 SOG, 0 PIM
Playoff Totals: 2 GP, 0-2-2, -1, 5 PIM
Season Totals: 15 GP, 3-6-9, +1, 41 PIM
D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-1-1, -1, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
Playoff Totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, -3, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 33 GP, 0-10-10, -6, 4 PIM (Norfolk property)
G Pat Nagle, FLA: Did not play (backup)
Season Totals: 39 GP, 20-14-0-3, 2.87 GAA, .905 sv%, 1 SO

Florida held serve at home, taking both games one and two and will go to South Carolina within a win of advancing in the ECHL playoffs. Games 3-5 are played at the higher seed’s home. In Game 2, Piche (pictured) led the ‘Blades with six shots on goal. He’s second on the team after two games with nine shots on net. Landry leads the team with a plus-4 rating. Cedric Lalonde-McNicoll had a goal and an assist on Wednesday to pace Florida. The former forward for the Shawinigan Cataractes has five points after two games. Game 3 is Friday night.

ECHL Playoffs Game Night: 4-2-12

E4-Greenville Road Warriors 2 @ E5-Florida Everblades 5
ECHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals – Florida leads best of 5 series 1-0

D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-1-1, +2, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 35 GP, 2-7-9, +5, 10 PIM
D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 0-1-1, -1, 3 SOG, 5 PIM (fighting)
Season Totals: 15 GP, 3-6-9, +1, 41 PIM
D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-0-0, -2, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 33 GP, 0-10-10, -6, 4 PIM (Norfolk property)
G Pat Nagle, FLA: Did not play (backup)
Season Totals: 39 GP, 20-14-0-3, 2.87 GAA, .905 sv%, 1 SO

Florida struck first in their playoff matchup with fourth-seeded Greenville, blowing open a close game in the second period for an eventual 5-2 win. Florida outshot Greenville 21-6 in the second period while outscoring them 3-1. John Muse got the start in net for the ‘Blades. Nagle had started the final regular season game. Lightning prospects Charles Landry and Sebastien Piche each had an assist in Game 1. Piche also had a fight. Game 2 is Wednesday night in Florida. Games 3-5 are in Greenville. The Road Warriors are affiliated with the New York Rangers.

ECHL Game Night: 3-30-12

Gwinnett Gladiators 3 @ Florida Everblades 5

D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, +1, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 35 GP, 2-7-9, +5, 10 PIM
D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 0-1-1, E, 1 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 15 GP, 3-6-9, +1, 41 PIM
D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 33 GP, 0-10-10, -6, 4 PIM (Norfolk property)
G Pat Nagle, FLA: Did not play (backup)
Season Totals: 38 GP, 19-14-0-3, 2.90 GAA, .903 sv%, 1 SO

Florida exacted some revenge on first-place Gwinnett for a 2-0 loss Wednesday night with a 5-3 win Friday. Florida had a 2-0 lead that they relinquished before going up 4-2 and then hanging on and adding an empty net goal. Pat Nagle sat backup yet again. Sebastien Piche had a point for the fourth time in his last five games. This game was definitely on the chippy side as the teams combined for 116 penalty minutes. Eighty-eight of those belonged to the Glads. Former Vermont Catamount and Toronto Maple Leaf Brayden Irwin had two goals and an assist for Florida, who remains in fifth in the East.

ECHL Game Night: 3-28-12

Gwinnett Gladiators 2 @ Florida Everblades 0

D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, -2, 3 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 34 GP, 2-6-8, +4, 10 PIM
D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 0-0-0, -2, 2 SOG, 2 PIM (roughing)
Season Totals: 14 GP, 3-6-9, +1, 41 PIM
D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 3 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 32 GP, 0-10-10, -7, 4 PIM (Norfolk property)
G Pat Nagle, FLA: Did not play (backup)
Season Totals: 38 GP, 19-14-0-3, 2.90 GAA, .903 sv%, 1 SO

Despite outshooting Gwinnett 30-19 the ‘Blades dropped a 2-0 decision to the conference’s top team on Wednesday. Florida is two points ahead of Wheeling for the fifth seed in the East. They have already clinched a playoff spot. Sebastien Piche had his three-game goal scoring streak come to an end. Goaltender Pat Nagle was backup to John Muse. Nagle hasn’t played since March 2.

ECHL Game Night: 3-24-12

South Carolina Stingrays 2 @ Florida Everblades 4

D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, +1, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 33 GP, 2-6-8, +4, 10 PIM
D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 1-1-2, E, 5 SOG, 7 PIM (boarding, fighting)
Season Totals: 13 GP, 3-6-9, +3, 39 PIM
D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-0-0, +1, 1 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 31 GP, 0-10-10, -7, 4 PIM (Norfolk property)
G Pat Nagle, FLA: Did not play (backup)
Season Totals: 38 GP, 19-14-0-3, 2.90 GAA, .903 sv%, 1 SO

They’re in. Florida clinched a playoff spot Saturday night in the franchise's 1000th game with a big home win over South Carolina. On Friday night the ‘Blades scored five times in the second period to beat the Rays 5-2, and tonight they scored four times in the middle frame to beat the Rays 4-2 to complete the three-game sweep of South Carolina. Florida sits in fifth place in the East, three points ahead of Wheeling and four ahead of the Stingrays. Sebastien Piche (pictured) scored for the third straight game and had a Gordie Howe hat trick (goal, assist, and fight). He’s really come on lately. Pat Nagle sat backup to John Muse for the third game in a row since he returned to the ECHL.

ECHL Game Night: 3-23-12

South Carolina Stingrays 2 @ Florida Everblades 5

D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, -1, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 32 GP, 2-6-8, +3, 10 PIM
D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 1-0-1, -1, 3 SOG, 4 PIM (interference, tripping)
Season Totals: 12 GP, 2-5-8, +3, 32 PIM
D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-1-1, -1, 1 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 30 GP, 0-10-10, -6, 4 PIM (Norfolk property)
G Pat Nagle, FLA: Did not play (backup)
Season Totals: 38 GP, 19-14-0-3, 2.90 GAA, .903 sv%, 1 SO

Lightning prospect Sebastien Piche scored for the second consecutive game and David Fischer and Matt Beca both had three assists each as Florida beat South Carolina for the second time this week, 5-2. All of Florida’s goals came in the second period.

With the two points on Friday Florida moved to 79 points on the season, leapfrogging both South Carolina and Wheeling for fifth in the Eastern Conference. Florida plays the Stingrays again on Saturday.

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