Florida Everblades 5 @ Trenton Titans 8
Not a good night for Nagle, who let in seven goals as the Everblades (1-2-0-1) dropped their second road game of the season, 8-5. Florida had a 5-2 lead with under three minutes to play in the second period before giving up two quick goals on the power play before the start of the third period. By midway through the third they had given up two more power play goals. Down by two in the waning minutes, they gave up an empty netter. On the plus side, Alex Hutchings (pictured) scored his second goal of the season for Florida. Philip-Michael Devos (Norfolk Admirals property) was back in the lineup for Florida and had a goal. He has two points in three games this season. The â€˜Blades and their penalty kill problems will play in Reading on Sunday. Nagle, whose save percentage dropped around .800 points Saturday, may be back in the net again as Carolina goaltending prospect John Muse was called up to AHL Charlotte.
Florida Everblades 2 @ Elmira Jackals 5
LW Alex Hutchings, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 2 SOG, 4 PIM (double minor â€“ roughing)
Season Totals: 3 GP, 1-0-1, E, 4 PIM
G Pat Nagle, FLA: Did not play (backup)
Season Totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 2.00 GAA, .920 sv%, 0 SO
The Everblades (1-1-0-1) dropped their first road game of the season in Elmira, falling to the Jackals (3-0), 5-2. Alex Hutchings was scoreless in the game and Nagle sat backup to Carolina prospect John Muse (28/32). Norfolk property Philip-Michael Devos was not in the lineup for the â€˜Blades. Former Sabres captain Craig Rivet was Third Star for the Jackals.
Gwinnett Gladiators 2 @ Florida Everblades 1 (SO)
Carolina prospect and Florida goaltender John Muse stopped 33 of 34 shots in regulation and overtime and seven of 10 shootout attempts, but the â€˜Blades could only beat Gwinnet goalie Jeff Jakaitis twice in the extra-extra session, giving the Gladiators a win. Alex Hutchings was Floridaâ€™s first shooter, and did not convert. AHL Norfolk property Philip-Michael Devos was scoreless in the game and failed to convert his shootout attempt.
Gwinnett Gladiators 2 @ Florida Everblades 3
Lightning prospect Alex Hutchings scored what turned out to be the game winning goal at 14:54 of the second period and fellow Bolt prospect Pat Nagle made it stand up as the Everblades won their season opener over Gwinnett, 3-2. It was the second straight Second Star award for Nagle counting preseason games. Norfolk Admirals property Philip-Michael Devos had an assist in the game. Mike McKenzie, son of TSN personality Bob McKenzie, also had an assist for the 'Blades and was Third Star. The two teams play again Saturday night.
Chicago Express 2 @ Florida Everblades 5
Lightning prospect Pat Nagle (pictured with Ferris State) made his long-awaited professional debut and was named Second Star after stopping 24 of 26 shots in a 5-2 Everblades win. Chicagoâ€™s loss was their first in franchise history. Lightning prospect Alex Hutchings wasnâ€™t listed in the lineup Saturday. Norfolk Admirals property Philip-Michael Devos had two assists. Carolina prospect Justin Shugg was First Star for scoring two goals.