Florida Everblades

AHL MVP Goes to Conacher

The American Hockey League announced today that left wing Cory Conacher of the Norfolk Admirals has been named the winner of the Les Cunningham Award as the AHL’s most valuable player for the 2011-12 season, as voted by AHL coaches, players and media in each of the league’s 30 member cities.

Conacher becomes the fourth rookie to win the award since it was first presented in 1947-48, joining Bill Hicke (1958-59), Pelle Lindbergh (1980-81) and Stephan Lebeau (1988-89).

ECHL Playoffs Game Night: 4-6-12

E5-Florida Everblades 3 @ E4-Greenville Road Warriors 2
ECHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals – Florida wins best of 5 series 3-0

D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, -2, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
Playoff Totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 35 GP, 2-7-9, +5, 10 PIM
D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 1-0-1, +3, 6 SOG, 2 PIM (interference)
Playoff Totals: 3 GP, 1-2-3, +2, 7 PIM
Season Totals: 15 GP, 3-6-9, +1, 41 PIM
D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-1-1, +3, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
Playoff Totals: 3 GP, 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 33 GP, 0-10-10, -6, 4 PIM (Norfolk property)
G Pat Nagle, FLA: Did not play (backup)
Season Totals: 39 GP, 20-14-0-3, 2.87 GAA, .905 sv%, 1 SO

Break out the brooms. Florida scored the game’s first three goals and held on to sweep the higher-seeded Greenville Road Warriors by winning Game 3, 3-2. Games 1-2 were played in Florida. Carolina prospect John Muse stopped 32 of 34 shots for the win. Lightning prospect Sebastien Piche scored his first of the playoffs and former Clarkson star Matt Beca had two goals for the ‘Blades, who will face the winner of Elmira and Reading in the next round. Currently Reading leads that series, 2-1.

ECHL Playoffs Game Night: 4-4-12

E4-Greenville Road Warriors 2 @ E5-Florida Everblades 4
ECHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals – Florida leads best of 5 series 2-0

D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, +2, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
Playoff Totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, +4, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 35 GP, 2-7-9, +5, 10 PIM
D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 0-1-1, E, 6 SOG, 0 PIM
Playoff Totals: 2 GP, 0-2-2, -1, 5 PIM
Season Totals: 15 GP, 3-6-9, +1, 41 PIM
D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-1-1, -1, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
Playoff Totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, -3, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 33 GP, 0-10-10, -6, 4 PIM (Norfolk property)
G Pat Nagle, FLA: Did not play (backup)
Season Totals: 39 GP, 20-14-0-3, 2.87 GAA, .905 sv%, 1 SO

Florida held serve at home, taking both games one and two and will go to South Carolina within a win of advancing in the ECHL playoffs. Games 3-5 are played at the higher seed’s home. In Game 2, Piche (pictured) led the ‘Blades with six shots on goal. He’s second on the team after two games with nine shots on net. Landry leads the team with a plus-4 rating. Cedric Lalonde-McNicoll had a goal and an assist on Wednesday to pace Florida. The former forward for the Shawinigan Cataractes has five points after two games. Game 3 is Friday night.

ECHL Playoffs Game Night: 4-2-12

E4-Greenville Road Warriors 2 @ E5-Florida Everblades 5
ECHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals – Florida leads best of 5 series 1-0

D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-1-1, +2, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 35 GP, 2-7-9, +5, 10 PIM
D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 0-1-1, -1, 3 SOG, 5 PIM (fighting)
Season Totals: 15 GP, 3-6-9, +1, 41 PIM
D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-0-0, -2, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 33 GP, 0-10-10, -6, 4 PIM (Norfolk property)
G Pat Nagle, FLA: Did not play (backup)
Season Totals: 39 GP, 20-14-0-3, 2.87 GAA, .905 sv%, 1 SO

Florida struck first in their playoff matchup with fourth-seeded Greenville, blowing open a close game in the second period for an eventual 5-2 win. Florida outshot Greenville 21-6 in the second period while outscoring them 3-1. John Muse got the start in net for the ‘Blades. Nagle had started the final regular season game. Lightning prospects Charles Landry and Sebastien Piche each had an assist in Game 1. Piche also had a fight. Game 2 is Wednesday night in Florida. Games 3-5 are in Greenville. The Road Warriors are affiliated with the New York Rangers.

ECHL Game Night: 3-30-12

Gwinnett Gladiators 3 @ Florida Everblades 5

D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, +1, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 35 GP, 2-7-9, +5, 10 PIM
D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 0-1-1, E, 1 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 15 GP, 3-6-9, +1, 41 PIM
D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 33 GP, 0-10-10, -6, 4 PIM (Norfolk property)
G Pat Nagle, FLA: Did not play (backup)
Season Totals: 38 GP, 19-14-0-3, 2.90 GAA, .903 sv%, 1 SO

Florida exacted some revenge on first-place Gwinnett for a 2-0 loss Wednesday night with a 5-3 win Friday. Florida had a 2-0 lead that they relinquished before going up 4-2 and then hanging on and adding an empty net goal. Pat Nagle sat backup yet again. Sebastien Piche had a point for the fourth time in his last five games. This game was definitely on the chippy side as the teams combined for 116 penalty minutes. Eighty-eight of those belonged to the Glads. Former Vermont Catamount and Toronto Maple Leaf Brayden Irwin had two goals and an assist for Florida, who remains in fifth in the East.

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