Wheeling Nailers 2 @ Florida Everblades 7
LW Alex Hutchings, FLA: 3-0-3, +1, 4 SOG, 2 PIM (slashing), *First Star*
Season Totals: 13 GP, 7-5-12, +3, 10 PIM
RW Philip-Michael Devos, FLA: 0-0-0, +3, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 12 GP, 4-6-10, +2, 6 PIM (Norfolk property)
G Pat Nagle, FLA: Did not play (backup)
Season Totals: 6 GP, 2-4-0, 4.22 GAA, .840 sv%, 0 SO
Florida (6-6-0-1) reached the .500 mark in a big way, beating Wheeling 7-2. Lightning prospect Alex Hutchings (pictured), a former goal-scoring star with OHL Barrie, had his first pro hat trick in the game. He is now tied for sixth in the league in goals, five behind leader Eric Lampe of Las Vegas. John Muse started in net again for Florida, meaning Nagle was wearing the baseball hat on the bench again. Muse is on a four-game win streak.