Florida Everblades

ECHL Game Night: 12/8/10

Greenville Road Warriors 2 @ Florida Everblades 3 (SO)
C Mitch Fadden: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 9-27-36, +6, 24 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 21 GP, 7-4-11, -10, 10 PIM
G Jaroslav Janus: Did not play.
Season totals: 12 GP, 7-4-0-0, 3.27 GAA, .904 sv%, 0 SO

Florida won their seventh in a row despite a goose egg on the scoreboard from the ECHL’s leading scorer, Mitch Fadden. Fadden saw his point streak ended at seven games, though he did score in the shootout. Alex Hutchings could not build on his four point night last time out, and failed to convert his shootout attempt. With the win, the Everblades pulled within two points of Greenville for the South Division lead at 16-9-0-0. Greenville has two games in hand on Florida.

ECHL Game Night: 12/4/10

Florida Everblades 5 @ Cincinnati Cyclones 3
C Mitch Fadden: 0-3-3, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, *Second Star*
Season totals: 23 GP, 9-27-36, +6, 24 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: 3-1-4, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, *First Star*
Season totals: 20 GP, 7-4-11, -9, 10 PIM
G Jaroslav Janus: Win, 28 saves on 31 shots.
Season totals: 12 GP, 7-4-0-0, 3.27 GAA, .904 sv%, 0 SO

That’s more like it! Alex Hutchings, who scored 47 goals last year for Barrie in the OHL but has struggled somewhat in his rookie pro year, erupted for three goals and four points as the Everblades won their sixth in a row Saturday night, defeating Cincinnati 5-3. Hutchings (pictured while with Barrie) benefited from playing on a line with ECHL scoring leader Mitch Fadden, who extended his point streak to seven games and had his third three-point night in four outings, assisting on all three of Hutchings’ goals. Fadden has 10 points in his last four games, and 19 in his last 10. Though AHL Norfolk is rolling offensively, Fadden may be forcing his way into the lineup.

ECHL Game Night: 12/3/10

Florida Everblades 4 @ Cincinnati Cyclones 2
C Mitch Fadden: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM (holding), 1 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 9-24-33, +6, 24 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 19 GP, 4-3-7, -9, 10 PIM
G Jaroslav Janus: Did not play.
Season totals: 11 GP, 6-4-0-0, 3.30 GAA, .904 sv%, 0 SO

The Everblades won their fifth in a row, defeating Cincinnati on the road 4-2 despite being outshot 36-24. Mitch Fadden extended his point streak to six games and Alex Hutchings (pictured) earned a point for the first time in five games. Florida's Mike McKenzie (undrafted) had two goals and was given First Star in front of his father, TSN’s Bob McKenzie, who was in attendance.

ECHL Game Night: 12/1/10

Florida Everblades 5 @ Kalamazoo Wings 2
C Mitch Fadden: 0-3-3, +3, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 21 GP, 9-23-32, +7, 22 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 18 GP, 4-2-6, -8, 10 PIM
G Jaroslav Janus: Win, 49 saves on 51 shots, *First Star*
Season totals: 11 GP, 6-4-0-0, 3.30 GAA, .904 sv%, 0 SO

Jarosolav Janus stopped 49 shots and fellow Lightning prospect Mitch Fadden had his second consecutive three assist/plus-three game as Florida won their fourth in a row beating Kalamzoo 5-2 Wednesday night in Michigan. Janus earned First Star for his efforts and the goaltender saw his save percentage rise over .900 for the first time this year. Former Chicoutimi Sagueneen Francis Lemieux (undrafted) had a hat trick for the Everblades. With his three assists, Fadden extended his ECHL points lead to six. Florida teammate Matthew Pistilli, who Fadden set up for the game’s opening goal 20 seconds into the contest, pulled into a tie for second at 26 points.

ECHL Game Night: 11/28/10

Florida Everblades 6 @ Elmira Jackals 2
C Mitch Fadden: 0-3-3, +3, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, *Second Star*
Season totals: 20 GP, 9-20-29, +4, 22 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 17 GP, 4-2-6, -8, 10 PIM
G Jaroslav Janus: Did not play.
Season totals: 10 GP, 5-4-0-0, 3.45 GAA, .894 sv%, 0 SO

Fadden earned a game star for the third straight game and extended his point streak to 4 games with 3 assists Sunday. He is now 3 points up on Elmira’s Justin Donati for the league lead in points. Donati went scoreless in the game Sunday. Lightning prospect Alex Hutchings was scoreless for the fourth straight game.

ECHL Game Night: 11/27/10

Florida Everblades 4 @ Reading Royals 2
C Mitch Fadden: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, *Third Star*
Season totals: 19 GP, 9-17-26, +1, 22 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 4-2-6, -6, 10 PIM
G Jaroslav Janus: Win, 17 saves on 19 shots.
Season totals: 10 GP, 5-4-0-0, 3.45 GAA, .894 sv%, 0 SO

Mike McKenzie, son of TSN’s Bob McKenzie, had 2 goals and Fadden added another point to his season totals as Florida beat Reading on the road, 4-2. Florida entered the third period down 2-1. Janus allowed 3 goals or less for the fourth straight game.

ECHL Game Night: 11/24/10

Trenton Devils 0 @ Florida Everblades 3
C Mitch Fadden: 0-2-2, +1, 2 PIM (hooking), 1 SOG, *Second Star*
Season totals: 18 GP, 9-16-25, +1, 22 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 15 GP, 4-2-6, -6, 10 PIM
G Jaroslav Janus: Did not play.
Season totals: 9 GP, 4-4-0-0, 3.64 GAA, .894 sv%, 0 SO

Fadden has failed to register a point in only 3 of his 18 games this year. Wednesday night he had two primary assists and Bobby Goepfert stopped 29 shots for the first Blades shutout of the year. Geopfert was a 2002 sixth round pick of the Kings. He played in Germany last season. Hutchings was back in the lineup for Florida after being what is presumed to be a healthy scratch Tuesday night.

ECHL Game Night: 11/23/10

Trenton Devils 3 @ Florida Everblades 2
C Mitch Fadden: 1-0-1, -1, 2 PIM (roughing), 2 SOG, *Third Star*
Season totals: 17 GP, 9-14-23, +2, 20 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: Did not play.
Season totals: 14 GP, 4-2-6, -6, 10 PIM
G Jaroslav Janus: Loss, 34 saves on 37 shots.
Season totals: 9 GP, 4-4-0-0, 3.64 GAA, .894 sv%, 0 SO

Janus had a good game and improved his numbers, but the Everblades fell at home to Trenton. Lightning GM Steve Yzerman took in the game Tuesday. Mitch Fadden had the game’s opening goal, coming on a wrist shot from the circle while on a 5 on 3 power play. Florida’s record evened at 9-9 on the season.

ECHL Game Night: 11/20/10

Toledo Walleye 3 @ Florida Everblades 1
C Mitch Fadden: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 8-14-22, +1, 18 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 4-2-6, -6, 10 PIM
G Jaroslav Janus: Did not play.
Season totals: 8 GP, 4-3-0-0, 3.72 GAA, .889 sv%, 0 SO

It’s hard to believe one night after putting up 8 goals on Toledo, the Everblades could only manage one goal, scored in the third period. Fadden still leads the league in points, though one of his closest competitors, Michael Dubuc, was called up to AHL Rochester.

ECHL Game Night: 11/19/10

Toledo Walleye 1 @ Florida Everblades 8
C Mitch Fadden: 0-3-3, +2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, *Third Star*
Season totals: 15 GP, 8-14-22, +2, 18 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 4-2-6, -6, 10 PIM
G Jaroslav Janus: Win, 40 saves on 41 shots, *Second Star*
Season totals: 8 GP, 4-3-0-0, 3.72 GAA, .889 sv%, 0 SO

Janus came up big for Florida, stopping 40 shots and coming within 7 minutes of a shutout over Toledo. Despite the lopsided score, the shot total was 41-29 for Toledo. With his three points tonight, Fadden took over the league’s scoring lead by one point. Hutchings also got in the act, notching a goal and assist for his first points in 5 games. Mike McKenzie, son of TSN’s Bob McKenzie, had a goal and 3 assists for Florida. Adam Keefe, brother of former Lightning pick Sheldon Keefe and captain of Toledo, had 24 penalty minutes for the Walleye.

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