Florida Everblades

ECHL Game Night: 1-23-15

Florida Everblades 5 at Gwinnett Gladiators 7

D Artem Sergeev, FLA: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 6-9-15, +5, 10 PIM, 40 SOG

Other Notables
G Allen York, FLA, 59:00 MIN, 6 GA, 35 SH, 29 SV
Season totals: 23 GP, 15-4-0-3, 2.76 GAA, 0.898 SV%, 3 SO

F Jeff Costello, FLA: DNP
Season totals (ECHL): 26 GP, 8-7-15, -1, 26 PIM, 65 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

F Mike Aviani, FLA: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 28 GP, 6-10-16, +1, 26 PIM, 51 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

The league standings says you have won 75% of your games, but then again you've lost 4 of your last 5, 5 of your last 8, and the cellar-dwelling Gwinnett Gladiators have put a 7-spot up on the scoreboard in back-to-back games. Seems like a reason for concern in Estero. The once unflappable Allen York is winless in this last 3, allowing 16 goals in that span, and his save percentage has dipped below 90% for the first time this season. Friday night, the 'Blades took a 3-2 lead into 2nd intermission, partly behind Lightning camper Mike Aviani's sixth goal of the season that was the equalizer early in the 2nd period. But far from closing out a one-goal lead, Florida allowed five 3rd period Gwinnett goals on just six shots! York made just 1 save on 5 shots in that disastrous 3rd period. Florida draws the rematch Saturday night against Gwinnett looking to stop the bleeding.

Wichita Thunder 4 at Rapid City Rush 5

F Danick Gauthier, WIC: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, *Third Star*
Season totals (ECHL): 39 GP, 15-20-35, -1, 37 PIM, 118 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM

D Daniel Milan, WIC: 0-0-0, E, 5 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 37 GP, 0-10-10, -6, 87 PIM, 36 SOG

Fresh off an impressive performance in the ECHL All-Star game, Lightning prospect Danick Gauthier earned a visiting team Third Star in an losing effort Friday night. Gauthier assisted on the Thunder's first and last goals, the latter being a power-play marker that knotted the game at 4-4 early in the 3rd period. Back from recall to Syracuse, Lightning prospect Dan Milan squared off against Rush forward Daniel Barczuk in a bit of fisticuffs following Wichita's 3-2 go ahead tally early in the 2nd period. The Thunder, losers of 3 straight and 6 of their last 8, get another shot at Rapid City Saturday night.

ECHL Game Night: 1-17-15

Gwinnett Gladiators 7 at Florida Everblades 2

D Artem Sergeev, FLA: DNP
Season totals: 25 GP, 6-9-15, +6, 10 PIM, 39 SOG

Other Notables
G Allen York, FLA, 36:38 MIN, 2 GA, 16 SH, 14 SV
Season totals: 22 GP, 15-3-0-3, 2.61 GAA, 0.902 SV%, 3 SO

F Jeff Costello, FLA: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 26 GP, 8-7-15, -1, 26 PIM, 65 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

F Mike Aviani, FLA: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 27 GP, 5-10-15, +1, 24 PIM, 50 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

Gwinnett opened up a can of whoop'em on Everblade goalie Andy Iles, scoring the game's first 5 goals on 10 shots. Iles was lifted at 3:22 in the 2nd period for Allen York who allowed two more goals on 16 shots. Jeff Costello assisted on Florida's first goal. Lightning defensive prospect Artem Sergeev has now missed 5 of the team's last 6 matches. The Everblades hit the road for a three-in-three next weekend.

Wichita Thunder 4 at Allen Americans 6

F Danick Gauthier, WIC: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 38 GP, 15-18-33, -2, 37 PIM, 118 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM

D Daniel Milan, WIC: Recalled to Syracuse
Season totals: 36 GP, 0-10-10, -6, 82 PIM, 35 SOG

The Americans backed up Friday's 8-2 drubbing of the Thunder with a 6-4 victory Saturday night. Wichita rallied from a 3-0 deficit to knot the score at 3-3 before the end of the 1st period, but the Americans scored the next three to seal the match. Wichita heads out to Rapid City for a back-to-back next weekend.

ECHL Game Night: 1-16-15

Tulsa Oilers 2 at Florida Everblades 4

D Artem Sergeev, FLA: DNP
Season totals: 25 GP, 6-9-15, +6, 10 PIM, 39 SOG

Other Notables
G Allen York, FLA, DNP
Season totals: 21 GP, 15-3-0-3, 2.59 GAA, 0.903 SV%, 3 SO

F Jeff Costello, FLA: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 25 GP, 8-6-14, -1, 26 PIM, 62 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

F Mike Aviani, FLA: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 26 GP, 5-10-15, +2, 22 PIM, 48 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

After returning to the lineup for Wednesday's game against the visiting Tulsa Oilers, Lightning defensive prospect Artem Sergeev was out of the lineup for Friday's closing series match with the Oilers. With the domino effect of defensive injuries in Tampa, Sergeev has not been recalled to Syracuse so he *must* be hurt. Goalie Allen York sat backup to Andy Iles who allowed just 2 Oilers shots through, and former Tyler Johnson teammate Mitch Wahl scored points in all four of Florida's goals. After long winning streaks after another in 2014, the Everblades have dropped 4 of their last 10. When you've been playing at an 85% clip, a 60% streak feels a bit worse than it really is. The Everblades finish up their home stand against Gwinnett Saturday night, before hitting the road for a three-in-three next weekend.

Wichita Thunder 2 at Allen Americans 8

F Danick Gauthier, WIC: 0-0-0, -3, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 37 GP, 15-18-33, -1, 37 PIM, 116 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM

D Daniel Milan, WIC: Recalled to Syracuse
Season totals: 36 GP, 0-10-10, -6, 82 PIM, 35 SOG

The Central Division leading Allen Americans served noticed on the Thunder, putting up a snowman on the scoreboard Friday night. Lightning defensive prospect Dan Milan, sporting a 3-game point streak, missed his first game of the season with Wichita after getting recalled by Tampa Bay to Syracuse. The Thunder will try to even the weekend series Saturday night in a rematch with the Americans.

ECHL Game Night: 1-14-15

Tulsa Oiler 6 at Florida Everblades 5 SO

D Artem Sergeev, FLA: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 6-9-15, +6, 10 PIM, 39 SOG

Other Notables
G Allen York, FLA, L, 65:00 MIN, 5 GA, 28 SV, 33 SH
Season totals: 21 GP, 15-3-0-3, 2.59 GAA, 0.903 SV%, 3 SO

F Jeff Costello, FLA: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 24 GP, 8-6-14, E, 26 PIM, 58 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

F Mike Aviani, FLA: 0-2-2, +3, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 25 GP, 5-10-15, +3, 20 PIM, 45 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

Lightning defensive prospect Artem Sergeev was back in the lineup Wednesday night after missing 3 games, as the Tulsa Oilers made their first ever visit to Germain Arena in Estero. Lightning camper Mike Aviani twice notched the primary assist on critical equalizers. The Everblades were playing catch up all night, and early in the 3rd period Aviani assisted on the goal that knotted the game at 4-4, capping off a 2-goal deficit rally. The Oilers would go back ahead midway through the 3rd, but Aviani once again assisted on the 5-5 equalizer a few minutes later. Sergeev was credited with the primary assist on Florida's 2nd goal. Tulsa sealed the win 1-0 in the shootout, as Jeff Costello and four other failed to convert. The Oilers and Florida play again Friday night.

ECHL Game Night: 1-11-15

Evansville IceMen 3 at Wichita Thunder 4

F Danick Gauthier, WIC: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 36 GP, 15-18-33, +3, 35 PIM, 113 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM

D Daniel Milan, WIC: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 34 GP, 0-10-10, -6, 82 PIM, 35 SOG

Lightning prospect Daniel Milan assisted on the game winning goal just past the midpoint of the 3rd period to propel the Thunder to a 4-3 victory over the visiting IceMen. Milan now sports a season-high three-game point streak with 4 assists during that span. Fellow Bolt prospect Danick Gauthier unleashed a game-high six shots on Evansville goalie Scott Greenham, but was unable to hit the scoreboard. Wichita takes on the Central Division leading Allen Americans next weekend in an important back-to-back series.

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