ECHL Playoffs Game Night: 4-20-12

(E1) Elmira Jackals 1 @ (E5) Florida Everblades 2
ECHL Eastern Conference Semifinals – Florida wins best of 7 series 4-1

D Charles Landry, FLA: Did not play
Playoff Totals: 5 GP, 0-1-1, +3, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 35 GP, 2-7-9, +5, 10 PIM
D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 0-1-1, +2, 4 SOG, 0 PIM
Playoff Totals: 8 GP, 1-5-6, +5, 24 PIM
Season Totals: 15 GP, 3-6-9, +1, 41 PIM
D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
Playoff Totals: 8 GP, 1-2-3, -2, 2 PIM
Season Totals: 33 GP, 0-10-10, -6, 4 PIM (Norfolk property)
G Pat Nagle, FLA: Win, 18 saves on 19 shots
Playoff Totals: 4 GP, 3-0-0, 1.36 GAA, .940 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals: 39 GP, 20-14-0-3, 2.87 GAA, .905 sv%, 1 SO

Wow. Nagle, Piche, and the Everblades swept Elmira in southwest Florida to claim the series 4-1. The ‘Blades stole home ice advantage away from Elmira by winning Game 2 in New York, then won all three games at home to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. Nagle lowered his goals against average to 1.36 in the 2-1 win. Florida scored both of their goals in the third period. They outshot Elmira by a large margin yet again, this time 43-19, including 19-4 in the third period. Florida will play the winner of third-seeded Kalamazoo and seventh-seeded South Carolina. The Stingrays won on Friday night to avoid elimination and a sweep. The K-Wings are up 3-1 in the series. This is Florida’s first appearance in the conference finals since 2007.