ECHL Game Night: 11-10-12

Florida Everblades 6 vs. Gwinnett Gladiators 7

F Alex Hutchings, FLA: 1-0-1, +2, 3 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: 11 GP, 5-6-11, +2, 8 PIM

D Charles Landry, FLA: 1-0-1, +2, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: 11 GP, 1-3-4, E, 13 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: L, 7.00 GAA, 33 S / 40 SA (.825 SV%)
Season totals: 7 GP, 3-2-1, 0 SO, 3.79 GAA, 193 S / 218 SA (.885 SV%)

Florida, which rallied from an early two-goal deficit and held a 5-2 lead until midway through the game, gave one of the league powerhouses all it wanted in an entertaining game it ended up losing in dramatic fashion by allowing Gwinnett to score five times over a ten-minute stretch spanning the late second and early third periods. Special teams play was every bit the difference-maker as the Gladiators power play unit proved nearly perfect, scoring four of the five times they held the man advantage. The Gladiators outshot the Everblades 40-30 for the game. Nagle's numbers were ugly and there's the old adage that a goalie needs to be a team's best penalty-killer but the team defense in front of him bears some scrutiny as well. Hutchings, who scored for the third straight game to earn his sixth point (5 G, 1 A) during that span, brought the Everblades within a goal with about a minute and a half remaining in the game. Landry also scored, notching his first goal of the season early in the second that, at the time, capped off a five-goal Everblades run. Daniel Milan and Maxime Langelier-Parent remain inactive. Florida (5-4-2) now has time to lick its wounds before hitting the road to face Greenville (9-4-1) next Thursday in another tough divisional showdown.

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Alaska Aces 6 @ Las Vegas Wranglers 4

F Nate Thompson, AK: 1-0-1, +1, 4 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: 12 GP, 1-6-7, -1, 16 PIM

Alaska blew a two-all game wide open by finding the net four times in the second period and riding the large lead to its third-straight victory against Las Vegas. Tommy Mele and Nick Mazzolini, duplicating his performance last night, scored twice for Alaska while Nate Thompson buried a feed from Joey Crabb on a shorthanded two-on-one break to tie the game at one. For Thompson, it was his first goal of the season. Crabb was later ejected from the game along with Las Vegas' Channing Boe as both were given game misconducts after fighting each other. Alaska (8-4-0) is now set to return home and prepare for divisional-rival Colorado (6-4-2) on Wednesday.

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