ECHL Game Night: 10-26-12

South Carolina Stingrays 4 @ Florida Everblades 6

F Alex Hutchings, FLA: 0-1-1, +1, 3 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: 5 GP, 0-4-4, -1, 0 PIM

D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, -1, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: 5 GP, 0-2-2, -1, 6 PIM

F Maxime Langelier-Parent, FLA: Did not play
Season totals: 1 GP, 1-0-1, -1, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
(Syracuse Crunch contract)

D Daniel Milan, FLA: Did not play
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 0 SOG, 0 PIM

G Pat Nagle, FLA: W, 4 GA (4.00 GAA), 23 S / 27 SA (.852 SV%)
Season totals: 4 GP, 2-0-1, 0 SO, 3.30 GAA, 100 S / 112 SA (.893 SV%)

The ‘Blades again outshot the Stingrays, this time 34-27, but avenged Wednesday's shootout loss by storming back from an early two-goal deficit to finish off South Carolina with a three-goal burst in the third period Friday night. If you're head coach Greg Poss, you have to like how your club responded after squandering their first lead of the game, allowing a last-second goal by losing a defensive zone draw while trying to close out the second period. Aaron Bogosian, Matt Marquardt, Matthieu Roy, Justin Shugg, Brody Sutter and Corey Trivino all scored for the Everblades. Lightning prospects Alex Hutchings (pictured, courtesy of SwampHockey), Charles Landry and Pat Nagle were all in action for Florida while Daniel Milan was scratched yet again due to injury. Since his lackluster season debut, Hutchings has quietly racked up four assists, 11 shots and a couple of shootout tallies in the four games since. With the victory, Florida (3-1-2) leapfrogged Orlando for the divisional lead before next playing host to divisional foe Greenville (2-3-0) on Saturday night.

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San Francisco Bulls 1 @ Alaska Aces 4

F Nate Thompson, AK: 0-2-2, +1, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: 5 GP, 0-2-2, -2, 8 PIM

The Aces mounted their own furious finish Friday night, putting up 18 shots and scoring four unanswered goals in the third period en route to a thorough drubbing of the new San Francisco franchise. The Aces, who outshot the Bulls 44-19, controlled play throughout the game but found themselves down a goal heading into the final frame due to the inspired play of San Francisco netminder Thomas Heemskerk. All three locked-out NHLers paid dividends for the Aces tonight: Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky opened the floodgates with a power play marker in the first minute of the third period, Capitals forward Joey Crabb (1 G, 1 A) had his second multi-point game while registering a game-high nine shots on goal and the Lightning's Nate Thompson earned his first points of the season while managing to stay out of the sin-bin. The Aces (3-2-0) square off against the Bulls (2-2-2) again tonight in Anchorage.

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