Florida Everblades

ECHL Playoffs Game Night: 4-27-12

(E5) Florida Everblades 2 @ (E3) Kalamazoo Wings 0
ECHL Eastern Conference Finals – Florida leads best of 7 series 1-0

D Charles Landry, FLA: Did not play
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, E, 4 SOG, 2 PIM (tripping)
Playoff Totals: 9 GP, 1-5-6, +5, 26 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: 9 GP, 1-2-3, -2, 2 PIM
Season Totals: 33 GP, 0-10-10, -6, 4 PIM (Norfolk property)
G Pat Nagle, FLA: Win, 34 saves on 34 shots, shutout, *First Star*
Playoff Totals: 5 GP, 4-0-0, 1.07 GAA, .957 sv%, 2 SO
Season Totals: 39 GP, 20-14-0-3, 2.87 GAA, .905 sv%, 1 SO

The Florida Everblades struck first in the Eastern Conference Finals thanks to Lightning prospect Pat Nagle, who stopped all 34 shots he faced in a 2-0 Game 1 win. Nagle, who had 17 saves in the third period alone, now has two shutouts in his last three playoff games. He had one shutout the entire regular season. Florida got their goals from defenseman Bobby Raymond and center Trevor Bruess. Game 2 is Saturday in Michigan. (Photo courtesy of swamphockey.com)

ECHL Playoffs Game Night: 4-20-12

(E1) Elmira Jackals 1 @ (E5) Florida Everblades 2
ECHL Eastern Conference Semifinals – Florida wins best of 7 series 4-1

D Charles Landry, FLA: Did not play
Playoff Totals: 5 GP, 0-1-1, +3, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 35 GP, 2-7-9, +5, 10 PIM
D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 0-1-1, +2, 4 SOG, 0 PIM
Playoff Totals: 8 GP, 1-5-6, +5, 24 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: 8 GP, 1-2-3, -2, 2 PIM
Season Totals: 33 GP, 0-10-10, -6, 4 PIM (Norfolk property)
G Pat Nagle, FLA: Win, 18 saves on 19 shots
Playoff Totals: 4 GP, 3-0-0, 1.36 GAA, .940 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 39 GP, 20-14-0-3, 2.87 GAA, .905 sv%, 1 SO

Wow. Nagle, Piche, and the Everblades swept Elmira in southwest Florida to claim the series 4-1. The ‘Blades stole home ice advantage away from Elmira by winning Game 2 in New York, then won all three games at home to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. Nagle lowered his goals against average to 1.36 in the 2-1 win. Florida scored both of their goals in the third period. They outshot Elmira by a large margin yet again, this time 43-19, including 19-4 in the third period. Florida will play the winner of third-seeded Kalamazoo and seventh-seeded South Carolina. The Stingrays won on Friday night to avoid elimination and a sweep. The K-Wings are up 3-1 in the series. This is Florida’s first appearance in the conference finals since 2007.

ECHL Playoffs Game Night: 4-18-12

(E1) Elmira Jackals 0 @ (E5) Florida Everblades 2
ECHL Eastern Conference Semifinals – Florida leads best of 7 series 3-1

D Charles Landry, FLA: Did not play
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, E, 1 SOG, 5 PIM (fighting)
Playoff Totals: 7 GP, 1-4-5, +3, 24 PIM
Season Totals: 15 GP, 3-6-9, +1, 41 PIM
D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-0-0, +1, 1 SOG, 2 PIM (illegal check to the head)
Playoff Totals: 7 GP, 1-2-3, -2, 2 PIM
Season Totals: 33 GP, 0-10-10, -6, 4 PIM (Norfolk property)
G Pat Nagle, FLA: Win, 24 saves on 24 shots, shutout, *First Star*
Playoff Totals: 3 GP, 2-0-0, 1.50 GAA, .938 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 39 GP, 20-14-0-3, 2.87 GAA, .905 sv%, 1 SO

Lightning prospect Pat Nagle stopped all 24 shots he faced to earn his second professional playoff win and first professional playoff shutout while leading the upstart Florida Everblades to a 2-0 win in Game 4 against top-seeded Elmira. Florida leads the series 3-1 and can close out the Jackals at home in Game 5 on Friday. If Elmira wins in Game 5, the next two games are back in New York. If that happens, Florida could possibly get John Muse, the goaltender who started this series for Florida, back. Muse has a lower body injury and despite rumors he’s done for the series and maybe longer, the team is saying he could return soon. In the meantime, the team will ride Nagle, who matched his shutout total from the regular season in one night. (Photo courtesy of swamphockey.com)

ECHL Playoffs Game Night: 4-16-12

(E1) Elmira Jackals 4 @ (E5) Florida Everblades 5 (OT)
ECHL Eastern Conference Semifinals – Florida leads best of 7 series 2-1

D Charles Landry, FLA: Did not play.
Playoff Totals: 5 GP, 0-1-1, +3, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 35 GP, 2-7-9, +5, 10 PIM
D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 0-2-2, +1, 6 SOG, 0 PIM
Playoff Totals: 6 GP, 1-4-5, +3, 19 PIM
Season Totals: 15 GP, 3-6-9, +1, 41 PIM
D Kevin Quick, FLA: 1-0-1, -3, 3 SOG, 0 PIM

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.

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