Kalamazoo Wings 3 @ Florida Everblades 9
D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, -1, 1 SOG, 2 PIM (hooking)
Season Totals: 21 GP, 2-5-7, -1, 6 PIM
D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 0-1-1, +1, 1 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 4 GP, 0-2-2, +2, 4 PIM
D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-2-2, -1, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 18 GP, 0-8-8, -10, 2 PIM (Norfolk property)
G Pat Nagle, FLA: Win, 36 saves on 39 shots
Season Totals: 38 GP, 19-14-0-3, 2.90 GAA, .903 sv%, 1 SO
Florida scored six times in the third period on their way to a huge win over the visiting Wings. Charlotte goalie John Muse was back in an Everblades sweater but Lightning prospect Pat Nagle got the start in net for the â€˜Blades and earned his 19th win of the season. Despite the lopsided goal differential, Florida only outshot Kalamazoo by one. Rylan Galiardi had a hat trick plus an assist for Florida and defenseman Bobby Raymond was plus-6 on the night. Raymond came out of the same Burlington Cougars program in Ontario that produced Cory Conacher.
Florida Everblades 2 @ Chicago Express 6
LW Alex Hutchings, FLA: 0-1-1, -1, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 23 GP, 12-12-24, +4, 22 PIM
D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, -3, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 20 GP, 2-5-7, E, 4 PIM
D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 1 SOG, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season Totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 4 PIM
D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-0-0, -2, 1 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 17 GP, 0-6-6, -9, 2 PIM (Norfolk property)
G Pat Nagle, FLA: Loss, 21 saves on 26 shots
Season Totals: 37 GP, 18-14-0-3, 2.90 GAA, .903 sv%, 1 SO
Chicago broke open a close game with two second period goals, then exploded for two more within 24 seconds of each other early in the third period. After trading goals Florida cut the lead to 5-2 with a minute and a half to go in the game, but couldnâ€™t get any closer despite pulling their goalie. Florida is holding on for the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference, one point ahead of Chicago, who has a game in hand on the 'Blades.
Florida Everblades 5 @ Chicago Express 4 (SO)
LW Alex Hutchings, FLA: 1-0-1, -1, 4 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 22 GP, 12-11-23, +5, 22 PIM
D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-1-1, +1, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 19 GP, 2-5-7, +3, 4 PIM
D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 0-1-1, E, 1 SOG, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season Totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM
D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-1-1, -1, 1 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 16 GP, 0-6-6, -7, 2 PIM (Norfolk property)
G Pat Nagle, FLA: Win, 10 saves on 11 shots in 25 minutes
Season Totals: 36 GP, 18-13-0-3, 2.83 GAA, .905 sv%, 1 SO
Florida earned two big points on their first ever trip to Chicagoâ€™s Sears Center. Shane Owen started the game in net for the Everblades, but was replaced after the second period by Pat Nagle, who stopped 10 of 11 shots the rest of the way. The one that beat him was scored with under a minute left in the game and forced overtime for Chicago. Nagle allowed just one of seven shooters to beat him in the skills competition. Alex Hutchings (pictured) was the only Lightning prospect to participate in the shootout, and he scored on his opportunity. Cedric Lalonde-McNicoll scored the shootout winning goal and he also had two goals during regulation. McNicoll is a former 104-point scorer for Shawinigan of the QMJHL.
Florida Everblades 1 @ Cincinnati Cyclones 2
LW Alex Hutchings, FLA: 0-0-0, -2, 4 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 21 GP, 11-11-22, +6, 22 PIM
D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, -1, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 18 GP, 2-4-6, +2, 4 PIM
D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 0-0-0, +1, 1 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-0-0, -2, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 15 GP, 0-5-5, -5, 2 PIM (Norfolk property)
G Pat Nagle, FLA: Loss, 30 saves on 32 shots
Season Totals: 35 GP, 17-13-0-3, 2.83 GAA, .905 sv%, 1 SO
This was a big loss for the Everblades considering the Cyclones came into the game two points behind Florida for seventh in the East. Both teams are barely hanging on to a playoff spot. Sebastien Piche, who was acquired by the Lightning from the Red Wings organization earlier this week, made his debut for Florida. Piche, who had 33 points for ECHL Toledo last year in 48 games, was playing his first ECHL game this season. He played in 22 contests for AHL Grand Rapids, registering three assists. He provides Florida with offense from the backline and gives AHL Norfolk some defensive depth for their impending playoff run.
Alex Hutchings had his six game point streak snapped and Pat Nagle had his three game win streak broken. Florida plays in Chicago Saturday night.
This season Bolt Prospects introduced our Prospect of the Week award, an honor (virtually) given to one Tampa Bay Lightning prospect for their on-ice contributions. There are no trophies or plaques, but Evan Oberg has donated some airline miles for the winner.
And a luggage set. And a shortcut around the trams at Tampa International.
We wanted to highlight prospects throughout the year to help fans get better acquainted with the next round of Lightning stars while recognizing the prospectâ€™s achievement on the ice.
This weekâ€™s BP Prospect of the Week award goes to â€¦ Pat Nagle, Goaltender, Florida (ECHL).