Florida Everblades

ECHL Game Night: 10-25-2013

Florida Everblades 5 @ Ontario Reign 4 (SO)

FW Danick Gauthier, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 1 SOG, 4 PIM (elbowing, kneeing)
Season totals: 3 GP, 1-1-2, +4, 6 SOG, 13 PIM

G Kristers Gudlevskis, FLA: Did not play
Season totals: 2 GP, 2-0-0, 1.50 GAA, 32 S / 35 SA (.914 SV%)

D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, +1, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, +6, 1 SOG, 9 PIM

FW Maxime Langelier-Parent, FLA (AHL Contract): Did not play
Season totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 5 SOG, 2 PIM

D Dan Milan, FLA: Did not play
2012-2013 totals: 43 GP, 2-7-9, +5, 23 SOG, 56 PIM

FW Carl Nielsen, FLA (AHL Contract): 0-0-0, -1, 1 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 2 SOG, 0 PIM

Florida let three different leads, including a two-goal advantage established nearly midway through the middle frame, slip away but earned its third-straight victory to stay unbeaten so far this season after besting host Ontario in the shootout. With Kristers Gudlevskis recalled to AHL Syracuse, last season's surprising late-season signing, Jesse Deckert, got the nod in net and finished with 27 saves on 31 shots. Florida's power play went 1-for-4 on the night while the penalty killers were perfect on the night, squashing for Ontario opportunities with the man-advantage. Danick Gauthier, who was held scoreless for the second-straight game, has already hit double-digits for penalty minutes. Dan Milan, who has yet to hit the ice for the Everblades this season, remains a healthy scratch. Maxime Langelier-Parent was also scratched. Florida (3-0-0, 6 PTS) continues its road swing Saturday night against Bakersfield (0-2-1, 1 PTS).

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ECHL Game Night: 10-19-2013

Florida Everblades 4 @ Orlando Solar Bears 2

FW Danick Gauthier, FLA: 0-0-0, +2, 2 SOG, 7 PIM (slashing, fightning)
Season totals: 2 GP, 1-1-2, +4, 5 SOG, 9 PIM

G Kristers Gudlevskis, FLA: W, 2.00 GAA, 12 S / 14 SA (.857 SV%)
Season totals: 2 GP, 2-0-0, 1.50 GAA, 32 S / 35 SA (.914 SV%)

D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, +3, 0 SOG, 7 PIM (elbowing, fighting)
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, +4, 1 SOG, 9 PIM

FW Maxime Langelier-Parent, FLA (AHL Contract): 0-0-0, E, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 5 SOG, 2 PIM

D Dan Milan, FLA: Did not play
2012-2013 totals: 43 GP, 2-7-9, +5, 23 SOG, 56 PIM

FW Carl Nielsen, FLA (AHL Contract): 0-0-0, +1, 1 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, +2, 1 SOG, 0 PIM

A four-goal outburst in the 3rd period lifted Florida out of a 2-0 hole and doomed host Orlando on Saturday night. The rally secured back-to-back wins for Kristers Gudlevskis, the Lightning's 2013 5th-rounder, in what was his first set of games as a pro in North America. Dan Gauthier, who had a goal and an assist in the season opener, was held scoreless, as was Charles Landry, who's still looking to register his first point of the season, but both made a dent on the game sheet by finishing a combined +5 with 14 penalty minues as Gauthier and Landry each participated in the only two fights of the contest. The Everblades limited the Solar Bears to just 14 shots on goal and just 6 over the final two periods while posting 29 of their own, with 15 coming during the comeback effort in the final frame. Florida (2-0-0, 4 PTS) will begin its pending four-game road trip on Friday against Ontario (1-0-0, 2 PTS), which has a mid-week tilt with Stockton on the docket.

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ECHL Game Night 10-19-13

Florida Everblades 4 vs. Orlando Solar Bears 1

FW Danick Gauthier, FLA: 1-1-2, +2, 3 SOG, 2 PIM (unsportsmanlike conduct)
Season totals: 1 GP, 1-1-2, +2, 3 SOG, 2 PIM

G Kristers Gudlevskis, FLA: W, 1.01 GAA, 20 S / 21 SA (.952 SV%)
Season totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 1.01 GAA, 20 S / 21 SA (.952 SV%)

D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, +1, 1 SOG, 2 PIM (roughing)
Season totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 1 SOG, 2 PIM

FW Maxime Langelier-Parent, FLA (AHL Contract): 1-0-0, +1, 3 SOG, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season totals: 1 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 3 SOG, 2 PIM

D Dan Milan, FLA: Did not play
2012-2013 totals: 43 GP, 2-7-9, +5, 23 SOG, 56 PIM

FW Carl Nielsen, FLA (AHL Contract): 0-1-1, +1, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: 1 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 SOG, 0 PIM

In his North American pro debut, recent draftee Kristers Gudlevskis steered aside all but one of twenty-one shots he faced in backstopping Florida to a sound decision in its seasons opener at home over divisional rival Orlando. It took a point shot that got through past numbers in the net front to spoil Gudlevskis' shutout bid. Fellow Lightning prospect Danick Gauthier (1 G, 1 A) as well as Maxime Langelier-Parent (1 G) and Carl Nielsen (1 A), both having contracts with and on assignment from AHL Syracuse, chipped in offensively. Florida (1-0-0, 2 PTS) and Orlando (0-1-0, 0 PTS) will square off again Saturday night in Orlando.

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Bolts Finalize Deal with Gudlevskis

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis (güd-LEV-skeez, KRISS-turs) to a three-year, two-way contract today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Gudlevskis was recently drafted in the fifth round, 124th overall, of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft in Newark, New Jersey.

Gudlevskis, 6-foot-3, 205 pounds, played in 56 games with HC Riga in Russia’s top junior league, the MHL, last season, posting a 27-18 record with a .927 save percentage and a 2.09 goals-against average with three shutouts. He ranked fourth in the MHL for save percentage among goaltenders with more than seven games played and sixth for goals-against average. Gudlevskis’ three shutouts were tied for 10th in the league. He also appeared in three playoff games. Gudlevskis also played in two games with the Riga Dinamo of the KHL last season, his debut in Europe’s top league, posting a 1-1 record with a .921 save percentage and 2.18 goals-against average.

ECHL Playoff Game Night: 5-1-13

(4)Florida Everblades 1 @ (1)Reading Royals 4
Quarterfinals: Reading wins the best-of-seven series 4-3

D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 1 SOG, 0 PIM
Playoff totals: 13 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 11 PIM
Season totals: 51 GP, 4-12-16, +7, 33 PIM

There will be no repeat Kelly Cup championship. Down 2-0 just past the midpoint of the second period, Florida saw its playoff hopes slowly fading away before Reading dashed them entirely by tacking on a couple goals in the waning minutes of regulation play. Brandon MacLean managed to strike for the Everblades in order to prevent the goose-egg. Shots ended up looking balanced at 26-25 in favor of Reading for the match but Reading carried the balance of play in what proved to be a critical second period. Jesse Deckert, the late-season free agent pickup who was impressive in Florida's final stretch of regular season games, stopped 22 of 26 shots in the contest. Deckert finished the playoffs 7-4-1 having played in all but one of the Everblades postseason matches, posting a 3.17 GAA and .896 SV% in that span. Charles Landry, the Lightning's sole prospect to see action in the playoffs so far, went pointless through the Florida's last nine playoff games.

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