Florida Everblades

ECHL Game Night: 3/20/11

Florida Everblades 5 @ Gwinnett Gladiators 3
LW Alex Hutchings: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 45 GP, 11-13-24, -9, 33 PIM
G Jaroslav Janus: Win, 34 saves on 37 shots
Season totals: 27 GP, 12-13-0-0, 3.06 GAA, .912 sv%, 0 SO

Janus stopped 34 shots in his return to ECHL Florida to give the ‘Blades a win in their final road game of the regular season and a three game sweep of the Gladiators. Janus has won three of his last four decisions. Meanwhile, Hutchings was scoreless for the third straight game. Florida is now one point behind fourth place South Carolina with a game in hand. The ‘Blades will play their final six games of the season at home, including the last three against South Carolina. They’ll get sixth place Wheeling, who is three points behind the ‘Blades, for three games before the South Carolina series.

ECHL Game Night: 3/19/11

Florida Everblades 5 @ Gwinnett Gladiators 2
LW Alex Hutchings: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (high sticking), 3 SOG
Season totals: 43 GP, 11-13-24, -10, 33 PIM

Bobby Goepfert stopped 42 shots a day after stopping 45 shots to again lead the Everblades to a road win. Florida is now seven points ahead of ninth place Gwinnett. They are three points behind fourth place South Carolina in the East with two games in hand. Florida and South Carolina will finish the year with a three game series in the Sunshine State. The ‘Blades play Gwinnett again on Sunday in their last road game of the regular season. They then have six games at home to close the year.

ECHL Game Night: 3/18/11

Florida Everblades 3 @ Gwinnett Gladiators 2
LW Alex Hutchings: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 42 GP, 11-13-24, -10, 31 PIM

Bobby Goepfert stopped 45 shots to lead the Everblades to a 3-2 road win Friday. Florida put five points between them (sixth place) and Gwinnett (ninth place). Hutchings has two points in his last five games. Goaltender Jaroslav Janus was recalled to AHL Norfolk for the fifth time this season today. Norfolk starter Dustin Tokarski is listed as day-to-day with an undisclosed injury. Janus backed up Cedrick Desjardins Friday night for the Admirals.

ECHL Game Night: 3/13/11

Greenville Road Warriors 6 @ Florida Everblades 3
C Mitch Fadden: Did not play (out until at least April - blood clot).
Season totals: 37 GP, 15-36-51, -2, 34 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 41 GP, 11-13-24, -9, 31 PIM
G Jaroslav Janus: Loss, 20 saves on 23 shots
Season totals: 26 GP, 11-12-0-0, 3.15 GAA, .911 sv%, 0 SO

Janus filled in for starter Bobby Goepfert in the first period, down 3-0. Newly acquired forward Brad Snetsinger, a former Windsor Spitfire, had all three goals for Florida. Hutchings now has points in six of his last eight games.

Florida is now three points back of South Carolina for fourth in the East, but just one ahead of Elmira and Wheeling. The Everblades are three points ahead of ninth place Cincinnati.

ECHL Game Night: 3/12/11

Greenville Road Warriors 3 @ Florida Everblades 4 (OT)
C Mitch Fadden: Did not play (out until at least April - blood clot).
Season totals: 37 GP, 15-36-51, -2, 34 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, *Third Star*
Season totals: 40 GP, 11-12-23, -10, 31 PIM
G Jaroslav Janus: Did not play (backup)
Season totals: 25 GP, 11-12-0-0, 3.03 GAA, .913 sv%, 0 SO

Hutchings’ 11th goal of the season, scored shorthanded, gave Florida a brief 2-1 lead midway through the third period. Greenville scored just 14 seconds later to make it 2-2. Greenville fought back from a 3-2 deficit with the game-tying goal with under two minutes to go, but the Everblades got a goal from Matt Beca in overtime for the win. Jaroslav Janus watched from the bench in his first game back from AHL Norfolk. Former Lightning draftee Dusty Collins, who started the game on a line with Hutchings, was scoreless in his Everblades debut. Florida sits in fifth in the Eastern Conference, two points back of South Carolina for fourth, but just five points ahead of Cincinnati, who is ninth.

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