South Carolina Stingrays 3 @ Florida Everblades 4
C Mike Aviani (TB Preseason Tryout), FLA: Did not play
W Jeff Costello (AHL Contract), FLA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
W Danick Gauthier, FLA: 1-0-1, +2, 4 PIM, 1 SOG, *Third Star*
D Artem Sergeev, FLA: Did not play
G Allen York (AHL Contract), FLA: Did not play (backup)
Florida opened their season by hanging on for a 4-3 win over visiting South Carolina on Friday. The Stingrays made things interesting when they cut the Everblades lead to one with just over three minutes remaining, but Daniel Altshuller (25 saves on 28 shots) stood tall in net for Florida.