ECHL Game Night: 12-23-11

Trenton Titans 3 @ Florida Everblades 6

RW Philip-Michael Devos, FLA: 1-2-3, +1, 2 SOG, 2 PIM (slashing), *Third Star*
Season Totals: 22 GP, 6-14-20, -2, 12 PIM (Norfolk property)
LW Alex Hutchings, FLA: Did not play (injured)
Season Totals: 14 GP, 7-5-12, +3, 10 PIM
D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-1-1, +2, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 5 GP, 0-3-3, +3, 0 PIM
G Pat Nagle, FLA: Win, 43 saves on 46 shots, 17 PIM
Season Totals: 19 GP, 10-8-0, 3.08 GAA, .898 sv%, 1 SO

Philip-Michael Devos had another three point game, Charles Landry had his third assist in his sixth ECHL game, and the Florida Everblades topped the Trenton Titans 6-3. But… the real story is old time hockey – aka a line brawl – happened a year to the day that the ‘Blades were involved in their last Christmas massacre. It’s safe to say that their horrific Christmas jerseys are just a cover for a team that has anything but the Christmas spirit – unless the Christmas spirit involves punching, face washing and Lightning prospect Pat Nagle skating the length of the ice to get in on the action. Let’s hope Santa wasn’t watching. I know this – next year on the last game before Christmas I’m buying a ticket for the Evergrinches game. Nagle was kicked out for leaving his crease to fight (see video below). Maybe he can make the Lightning as an enforcer. Alex Hutchings remains out with an upper-body injury. He hasn’t played since November 12.