ECHL Game Night: 2-26-12

Florida Everblades 2 @ Chicago Express 6

LW Alex Hutchings, FLA: 0-1-1, -1, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 23 GP, 12-12-24, +4, 22 PIM
D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, -3, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 20 GP, 2-5-7, E, 4 PIM
D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 1 SOG, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season Totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 4 PIM
D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-0-0, -2, 1 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 17 GP, 0-6-6, -9, 2 PIM (Norfolk property)
G Pat Nagle, FLA: Loss, 21 saves on 26 shots
Season Totals: 37 GP, 18-14-0-3, 2.90 GAA, .903 sv%, 1 SO

Chicago broke open a close game with two second period goals, then exploded for two more within 24 seconds of each other early in the third period. After trading goals Florida cut the lead to 5-2 with a minute and a half to go in the game, but couldn’t get any closer despite pulling their goalie. Florida is holding on for the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference, one point ahead of Chicago, who has a game in hand on the 'Blades.