Gameday Magazine: Eagles at Everblades Saturday, June 2, 2018 Kelly Cup Finals Game 5

June 2, 2018


Kevin Bires Photography

Who: Florida Everblades (14-4) vs. Colorado Eagles (14-7)
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:  No head-to-head meetings
All-Time Series: Florida Leads  4-3-1
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 form 5-7 p.m. featuring live music and bounces houses for the kids!

Tonight’s Game: The series is now tied at 2-2 following a wild 7-6 overtime victory for the Everblades in Game 4 on Friday night.  The Eagles rallied from a 6-2 third period deficit to force overtime.  However, Gus Young netted the game-winner for Florida at 8:28 into the extra session. The Eagles tied a Kelly Cup / Riley Cup Finals record for most power play goals scored in a Finals game with five. The previous mark was set by the South Carolina Stingrays in Game 4 of the 1997 Finals against Louisiana. Game 5 winners have won each of the nine Finals series that were tied 2-2.

About the Everblades:  Sam Warning’s point streak ended at six-games on Friday after totaling seven points (3g, 4a) during that stretch….Rookie Spencer Smallman continues to lead all rookie with 13 assists and leads the playoffs with three shorthanded points….Joe Cox is tied for first with among rookies with three-power play goals….The Everblades have outscored their opponents 22-9 in the first period.

Everblades Team Leaders
Points: Mitchell Heard (22)
Goals:  Michael Kirkpatrick (10)
Assists: Mitchell Heard, Spencer Smallman (13)
Plus/Minus:  Zack Kamrass (+11)
Penalty Minutes: John McCarron (58)
Power Play Goals:  Mitchell Heard, Joe Cox (3)
Shorthanded Goals:  Several tied (1)
Shots: Michael Kirkpatrick (59)
Wins: Martin Ouellette (13)
Save %:  Martin Ouellette (.916)
GAA:  Martin Ouellette (2.36)
Power Play: 2nd, 18-for-86 (22.1%)
Penalty Kill: 12th, 74-for-91 (81.7%)

About the Eagles:  Defenseman Matt Register recorded a four-point performance on Friday.  Register now leads the Eagles in scoring in the series with seven points (3g, 4a), including three power play goals.  Register leads the playoffs with 13 power play points…Meanwhile, forward J.C. Beaudin leads all rookies with 10 goals…The Eagles are now 10-for-24 on the power play in the series, converting at a whopping 41.7-percent. Only four of Colorado’s 17 goals scored in the series have come even strength.  ​

Colorado Team Leaders
Points:  Michael Joly (25)
Goals:  Michael Joly (10)
Assists:  Matt Register (17)
Plus/Minus:  Michael Joly (+10)
Penalty Minutes: Gabriel Verpaelst (63)
Power Play Goals:  Ryan Olsen, Matt Register (3)
Shorthanded Goals:  Matt Garbowsky (2)
Shots:  J.C. Beaudin (54)
Wins:  Joe Cannata (14)
Save %: Joe Cannata  (.915)
GAA: Joe Cannata  (2.49)
Power Play:  2nd, 19-for-86 (19.8%)
Penalty Kill:  10th, 78-for-94 (83.0%)

2018 Kelly Cup Finals Schedule
All times Eastern; Best-of-Seven Series (Series tied 2-2) 

Game 1:  Friday, May 25, Florida – 1 at COLORADO – 3
Game 2:  Sunday, May 27, FLORIDA – 4 at Colorado – 3
Game 3:  Wednesday, May 30, COLORADO – 5 at Florida – 4 (OT)
Game 4:  Friday, June 1, Colorado – 6 at FLORIDA – 7 (OT)
Game 5:  Saturday, June 2, Colorado at Florida 7:00 p.m. (Germain Arena) PURCHASE TICKETS
Game 6:  Wednesday, June 6, Florida at Colorado, 9:05 p.m. (Budweiser Events Center)
Game 7:  Saturday, June 9, Colorado at Florida,  7:00 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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