Gameday Magazine: Thunder at Everblades Saturday, May 12, 2018

May 12, 2018


Who: Florida Everblades (9-1) vs. Adirondack Thunder (8-5)
Where: Germain Arena
When: 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: Purchase Now Online CLICK HERE, or at the Florida Community Bank Box Office
Regular Season Series:  Adirondack won 2-0-1
All-Time Series: Adirondack Leads  3-1-1
Radio Broadcast:  99.3 FM ESPN Radio
Internet Radio: CLICK HERE Courtesy of 99.3 ESPN Radio
Internet TV Broadcast:  via ECHL.TV
Tonight’s Promotional Information:  Pregame tailgate featuring live music, as well as face painting and bounce houses for the kids.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

About Tonight’s Game:  The Everblades lead the series 1-0 and will look to protect home ice advantage tonight, with the series shifting back to Glens Falls, New York this upcoming Wednesday, Friday and potentially for a Game 5 on Saturday.

About Last Night’s Game: Following a tightly contested first 40 minutes, the Everblades took a 1-0 lead into the second intermission.  However, both teams combined for six goals in the third period, but the ‘Blades managed to edge the Thunder with a 4-3 win. Forwards John McCarron and Michael Kirkpatrick each scored twice in the contest.  Shots:  FLA – 36  ADK – 35

About the Everblades:  Michael Kirkpatrick recorded his sixth multi-point game of the playoffs in Friday’s Game 1 scoring two goals. Kirkpatrick’s nine postseason goals are tops in the playoffs…. Four of the top five scorers in the Kelly Cup Playoffs will be featured in tonight’s game.  Florida’s Mitchell Heard ranks second with 14 pts, followed by Kirkpatrick (13 pts), John McCarron (13 pts), while Adirondack’s James Henry is fifth with 13 points as well….Defenseman Zack Kamrass is tied for first among defenseman with ten points…The Everblades have scored 19 of their 40 goals in the third period.

Everblades Team Leaders
Points: Mitchell Heard (14)
Goals:  Michael Kirkpatrick (9)
Assists: Mitchell Heard (10)
Plus/Minus:  Zach Zamrass, Logan Roe (+8)
Penalty Minutes: Brett Bulmer (30)
Power Play Goals:  Mitchell Heard, Michael Kirkpatrick (2)
Shorthanded Goals:  David Dziurzynski, John McCarron, Michael Kirkpatrick (1)
Shots: Michael Kirkpatrick (37)
Wins: Martin Ouellette (8)
Save %:  Martin Ouellette (.942)
GAA:  Martin Ouellette (1.62)
Power Play: 7th, 8-for-54 (14.8%)
Penalty Kill:  5th, 39-for-44 (88.5%)

About the Thunder:  As expected, Troy Bourke made an immediate impact on Friday, scoring a goal in his playoff debut after returning to the team from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League (AHL) earlier in the week. Bourke has accrued 32 points in 22 games played with the Thunder in the regular season….Ryan Schmelzer also posted his team-leading seventh goal of the playoffs while also adding an assist in Friday’s game…The Thunder are a team that feed off fast starts in this playoff season, holding a 7-0 record when scoring first.

Adirondack Team Leaders
Points:  James Henry (13)
Goals:  Ryan Schmelzer (7)
Assists:  James Henry (12)
Plus/Minus:  Mathieu Brodeur (+7)
Penalty Minutes:  Brian Ward (26)
Power Play Goals:  Shane Conacher (3)
Shorthanded Goals:  Paul Rodrigues, Conor Riley (1)
Shots:  Brian Ward (36)
Wins:  Drew Fielding (4)
Save %:  Drew Fielding (.94)
GAA:  Drew Fielding (1.92)
Power Play:  5th, 11-for-63 (17.5%)
Penalty Kill:  7th, 43-for-51 (84.3%)

2018 Kelly Cup Playoffs Schedule – Eastern Conference Finals
Best-of-Seven Series (Florida Leads 1-0)

Game 1:  Friday, May 11, Adirondack – 3 at FLORIDA – 4 
Game 2:  Saturday, May 12, Adirondack at Florida, 7:00 p.m. (Germain Arena) PURCHASE TICKETS
Game 3:  Wednesday, May 16, Florida at Adirondack, 7:00 p.m. (Cool Insuring Arena)
Game 4:  Friday, May 18, Florida at Adirondack, 7:00 p.m. (Cool Insuring Arena)
Game 5:  Saturday, May 19, Florida at Adirondack, 7:00 p.m. (Cool Insuring Arena)**
Game 6:  Monday, May 21, Adirondack at Florida, 7:30 p.m. (Germain Arena)** 
Game 7:  Wednesday, May 23, Adirondack at Florida, 7:30 p.m. (Germain Arena)**
** If Necessary  


Ticket Information

2018-19 Ticket Packages are Currently on Sale!  Full season as well as flexible partial plans are available. These packages will best fit your schedule and budget!  To view pricing and benefits of all available ticket packages CLICK HERE 

Discounted Group Tickets: Bring your group of 10 or more to a game at a discounted price!  Group tickets are available for all home games. Fundraising opportunities are also available. For more information on group tickets, call 239-948-7825, or stop by the Everblades offices at Germain Arena Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Purchase Single Game Playoff Tickets at the Florida Community Bank Box Office located at Germain Arena, or online via Ticketmaster by CLICKING HERE


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