ECHL Game Night: 3-13-13

Florida Everblades 2 @ South Carolina Stingrays 1

W Danick Gauthier, FLA: 0-1-1, E, 5 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: 5 GP, 3-3-6, +1, 0 PIM

W Alex Hutchings, FLA: 0-0-0, -1, 5 SOG, 2 PIM (hooking)
Season totals: 38 GP, 13-19-32, -2, 30 PIM

D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, -1, 1 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: 43 GP, 3-11-14, +5, 27 PIM

F Maxime Langelier-Parent, FLA: Did not play
Season totals: 3 GP, 2-1-3, -3, 5 PIM
(Syracuse Crunch contract)

D Daniel Milan, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: 40 GP, 2-6-8, +4, 54 PIM

D Pat Nagle, FLA: W, 1.00 GAA, 29 S / 30 SA (.967 SV%)
Season totals: 30 GP, 14-8-3, 3.02 GAA, 775 S / 857 SA (.904 SV%)

Florida gave up a first period lead within a couple minutes of earning it but eventually took advantage of a late even-strength tally to down divisional rival South Carolina. The win put Florida into a first-place tie with Gwinnett for the South Division lead. The Everblades, who ratcheted up the offense a notch in hitting 40 shots on goal against the Stingrays, also hold a game in hand on the Gladiators. Danick Gauthier notched his third assist, a primary dish on the power play approaching the midpoint of the first, of the season. It was Gauthier's third-straight game with a point and the fourth time in five games he registered at least a goal or an assist. Though he wasn't credited as being one of the stars of the game, Pat Nagle, back in net for Florida after being assigned from AHL Syracuse following the return of Cedrick Desjardins to the Crunch, turned in a stellar performance with 29 stops on 30 shots against. Alex Hutchings also was back in the lineup for the Everblades after being returned by AHL Syracuse. Florida (33-20-11, 77 PTS) continues its five-game home stand Friday night when it squares of against South Carolina(34-25-7, 75 PTS) in the second of three consecutive matches the two teams will play against each other.

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