ECHL Game Night: 10-27-12

Greenville Road Warriors 3 @ Florida Everblades 2

F Alex Hutchings, FLA: 0-1-1, E, 3 SOG, 2 PIM (boarding)
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-5-5, -1, 2 PIM

D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-1-1, E, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-3-3, -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: Did not play
Season totals: 4 GP, 2-0-1, 0 SO, 3.30 GAA, 100 S / 112 SA (.893 SV%)

For the second night in a row, Florida spotted their opponent an early two-goal lead before battling back to tie the game in the second period. However, the Everblades came up short against the Road Warriors on Saturday. Greenville played a strong road game, staying disciplined (the Road Warriors gave a 'Blades squad that had averaged roughly six power play opportunities coming into the match just two chances) and countered surges by Florida with effective shifts of their own to help turn momentum. Florida was narrowly outshot (34-32) for the first time since the 8-2 drubbing at the hands of the Orlando Solar Bears last weekend. Carolina goalie prospect John Muse took the loss for Florida, but turned in a solid 31-save performance. Justin Shugg and Corey Trivino scored for the Everblades, the second in as many nights for both Florida forwards. Alex Hutchings and Charles Landry, who figured in the scoring with helpers, were the only Lightning prospects in action as Pat Nagle rested after playing last night and Daniel Milan was scratched yet again due to injury. Hutchings extended his scoring streak to three games and Landry notched his assist on the power play. Florida (3-2-2) is next in action this upcoming Friday night when the Everblades head to Greenville to square off against the Road Warriors (3-3-0) again.

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San Francisco Bulls 2 @ Alaska Aces 5

F Nate Thompson, AK: 0-3-3, +2, 1 SOG, 2 PIM (unsportsmanlike conduct)
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-5-5, E, 10 PIM

That Alaska led San Francisco for all but 31 seconds of the entire game on Saturday night was due in large part to the contributions of the dynamic duo that was Brandon Dubinsky (3 G, 1 A, 8 SOG) and Nate Thompson, who had the primary assists on all of Dubinsky's goals. It was the best showing, statistically, so far this season for both locked-out NHL forwards. Defenseman Chris Haltigin also had a strong offensive game for Alaska, scoring what proved to be the game-winner on the power play, an assist on a late insurance marker and registering five shots on net. The Aces (4-2-0) and Bulls (2-3-2) meet again Sunday in Anchorage to complete their three-game set.

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