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'Blades Claim Series in 1-0 Overtime Thriller

Monday, April 27th
'Blades Claim Series in 1-0 Overtime Thriller

ESTERO, FL – Alex Aleardi scored the game-winning goal at 12:39 of overtime, while Daniel Altshuller stopped all 30 shots faced to propel the Florida Everblades to a 1-0 victory over the Orlando Solar Bears on Monday night at Germain Arena.   The Everblades win the series four games to two, and advance to second round of the 2015 Kelly Cup Playoffs which begin on Friday (May 1) at Germain Arena.Both the Everblades and Solar Bears exchanged shots and scoring chances throughout the entire course of the hockey game.

Orlando’s Garret Sparks and Florida’s Daniel Altshuller were stellar, and pieced together a goaltending duel that put both teams in a position to win the game.

After regulation wasn’t enough, the hard fought masterpiece at Germain Arena finally came to an end at 12:39 of the extra session.  Orlando turned over the puck along the end wall, and Nicolas Deschamps fielded the puck and centered a pass to a wide open Alex Aleardi high in the slot.  Aleardi blistered a slapshot past Sparks to seal the game 1-0, and secure the best-of-seven series for the Everblades four games to two.

Altshuller earned his first career shutout in his playoff debut stopping all 30 shots faced.   Sparks takes the loss in a solid outing allowing one goal 34 shots faced.

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The Everblades advance to the second round, and will now face the winner of the other East Division Semifinal matchup between the South Carolina Stingrays and the Reading Royals.  South Carolina leads that series 3-2, with Game 6 taking place on Tuesday at the North Charleston Coliseum.

Regardless the opponent, the Everblades will host Games 1 and 2 of the East Division Finals this Friday (May 1, 7:30 p.m.) and Saturday (May 2, 7:00 p.m.).   Tickets for Games 1 & 2 will go on sale beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the Century Link Box Office located at Germain Arena and online at www.ticketmaster.com

2015 Kelly Cup Playoffs - First Round,  Florida Everblades vs. Orlando Solar Bears(Florida wins series 4-2) Game 1 : Friday, April 17, Orlando - 2  at Florida - 3 Game 2:  Saturday, April 18, Orlando - 1 at Florida - 5 Game 3:  Tuesday, April 21, Florida - 2 at Orlando - 5Game 4:  Thursday, April 23, Florida - 3 at Orlando - 4Game 5:  Saturday, April 25, Florida - 5  at Orlando - 4 Game 6:  Monday, April 27, Orlando -0 at Florida - 1 (Overtime)

Ticket InformationGame Tickets: Everblades tickets may be purchased at the Century Link Prism Box Office located at Germain Arena, or at any Ticketmaster outlet, or online atwww.ticketmaster.comDiscounted 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.

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.

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