ECHL Game Night: 12-7-12

Florida Everblades 4 @ Wheeling Nailers 3 (OT)

F Alex Hutchings, FLA: Did not play
Season totals: 17 GP, 8-9-17, +1, 17 PIM

D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 0 SOG, 4 PIM (cross-checking)
Season totals: 18 GP, 1-5-6, +1, 21 PIM

F Maxime Langelier-Parent, FLA: Did not play
Season totals: 1 GP, 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM
(Syracuse Crunch contract)

D Daniel Milan, FLA: 0-0-0, +2, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: 10 GP, 1-0-1, -1, 12 PIM

G Pat Nagle, FLA: Did not play
Season totals: 12 GP, 5-5-1, 0 SO, 3.47 GAA, 315 S / 355 SA (.887 SV%)

Justin Shugg scored twice as Florida jumped out to a three-goal first period lead that Wheeling, aided by five opportunities with the man advantage over the course of the final two frames, eventually erased, with the goalie off for the extra attacker, in the last minute of regulation. Neither team scored in the extra session so the game went to a shootout where Brayden Irwin scored the lone goal secure a victory for the Everblades. Florida received an excellent performance from John Muse, who got the start in net, as the Nailers outshot the Everblades 44-17 for the match. The disparity was particularly acute over the final two periods where Wheeling held a 31-8 shot advantage. Alex Hutchings missed his fourth-straight game and Maxime Langelier-Parent remains inactive due to injury. Florida (9-8-5, 23 PTS) will do battle against Wheeling (6-8-4, 16 PTS), again on Saturday night.

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Alaska Aces 1 vs. Utah Grizzlies 4

F Nate Thompson, AK: 0-0-0, -1, 1 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: 21 GP, 7-13-20, +5, 16 PIM

Ex-Bolt goalie Gerald Coleman lost his first start and Alaska's six-game winning streak came to a halt as Utah held the high-powered Aces offense in check to claim the second match of a four-game series. Nate Thompson was back in the lineup after getting a night off on Wednesday. Alaska (17-6-0, 34 PTS) and Utah (9-9-2, 20 PTS) meet again Saturday night.

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