Wheeling Nailers 3 @ Florida Everblades 1
LW Alex Hutchings : 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 45 GP, 11-13-24, -9, 33 PIM
Bobby Goepfert stopped 23 of 26 shots to take the loss for Florida Wednesday in the first game of a three game set with Wheeling. Alex Hutchings did not register a shot for the second straight game. With five games left, Florida (74 points) is one point behind South Carolina for fourth in the East with a game in hand, but just one point up on Wheeling and Elmira, who are tied for sixth. Cincinnati is in eighth with 72 points. The â€˜Blades put some distance between them and ninth-place Gwinnett (67 points) with a three game road sweep last weekend. Goaltender Jaroslav Janus  is currently with AHL Norfolk.