ESTERO, FL – Mac Carruth stopped all 20 shots faced to lead the Everblades to an impressive 4-0 victory over the Cincinnati Cyclones Saturday evening night at Germain Arena.
The Everblades wasted little time getting on the scoreboard on Saturday, as A.J. Jenks lit the lamp at 1:56 of the opening frame. Stefan Della Rovere snapped a shot from the slot that hit off the back glass. The puck bounced right back in front to A.J. Jenks who directed the puck into the net for the goal. Jenks’ third goal in as many games lifted the Everblades to a 1-0 lead.
After some fireworks which involved a couple of fights, the Everblades connected again at 9:15 of the period. Bandon MacLean slid a pass across the ice that was finished up by Philip-Michael Devos who slipped a shot past goaltender Rob Madore to put the ‘Blades on top by two.
Early in the second, Aaron Bogosian placed a shot from the right wing circle that clipped off the pads of Madore. The rebound hopped right to Tyson Gimblett in the slot. Gimblett wristed the puck past Madore for his first goal of the season, and extend the Everblades lead to 3-0.
The Everblades continued to limit the Cyclones attack in the third period, and received quality goaltending from Mac Carruth who stopped all eight shots in the third period.
Florida tacked on one more goal at 14:31 of the final stanza, when Evan Bloodoff raced into the zone and circled behind Cyclones net and skated to the right wing circle. Bloodoff steered a pass to Jordan Henry who ripped a slapshot into the Cincinnati net to secure the 4-0 shutout win.
Carruth stopped all 20 shots faced in the game to earn his second shutout of the season. Madore takes the loss allowing four goals on 26 shots.
The Everblades snapped a four-game winning steak by the Cyclones. The Everblades now pull within one point of eight place Fort Wayne and seventh place Wheeling in the Eastern Conference standings.
The Everblades return to action on Wednesday against the South Carolina Stingrays. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. at Germain Arena. Fans can enjoy $2 hot dogs, $2 Bud Light Drafts, and $2 Barefoot Wines all night long! Wednesday is also College Night! Ladies get in free, while guys receive a $5 ticket when they present their college I.D. to the Capital Bank Box Office.
Game Tickets: Everblades tickets may be purchased at the Capital Bank Box Office located at Germain Arena, or at any Ticketmaster outlet, or online at www.ticketmaster.com
Discounted Group Tickets: Bring your group of 10 or more to a game at a discounted price, and also receive an Everblades souvenir! Group tickets are available for all home games. For more information on group tickets, call 239-948-7825.
2014-15 Ticket Packages are currently on sale! Full season and 12-game, and 24-game options are also available! All packages save you money from the box office price, and come with many great benefits. For more information call 239-948-7825, or stop by the Everblades Main Office located at Germain Arena, Monday—Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Broadcast Information: All ‘Blades games will be broadcast live online at www.floridaeverblades.com and on the Everblades’ app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, with a video webcast available through America ONE, the official broadband and mobile broadcaster of the ECHL, at www.americaonesports.com
The Everblades are the proud ECHL affiliateof the Carolina Hurricanes and TampaBay Lightning.