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Gameday Magazine: May 1, 2015

Friday, May 1st
Gameday Magazine: May 1, 2015

Who: Florida Everblades (4-2) vs South Carolina Stingrays (4-3)What:  Game 1 of the East Division Finals (Best-of-seven series) Where: Germain ArenaWhen: 7:30 p.m.Tickets: Purchase Now Online CLICK HERE, or at the Century Link Prism Box OfficeRegular Season Series:  Florida won 8-2-0-1All-Time Series: Regular Season: Florida leads 86-54-19, Playoffs (Games): Florida leads9-5, Playoffs (Series): Florida leads 3-1.Internet Radio:  The IslandFM.net  Internet Television: ECHLTV, courtesy of Neulion 

About Tonight’s Game:  The Everblades and Stingrays will meet in the postseason for the fifth time.  The Everblades are 3-1 in the previous four playoff series, and are 9-5 overall in 14 postseason games against South Carolina.  Florida won the 2014-15 regular season series 8-2-1, but South Carolina has won two of the last three meetings.  The Everblades enter the second round of the playoffs for the ninth time in the last 12 seasons.

Everblades Team Leaders (Playoffs)Points:  Nicolas Deschamps (10)Goals:  Casey Pierro-Zabotel (4)Assists:  Nicolas Deschamps (7)Penalty Minutes:  Mike Cornell (26)Plus/Minus:  Alex Aleardi (+7)Wins:  Allen York (3)GAA:  Daniel Altshuller (0.83)Save %:  Daniel Altshuller (.968)

Stingrays Team Leaders (Playoffs)Points:  Wayne Simpson (8)Goals:   Joe Devin (6)Assists:  Wayne Simpson (6)Penalty Minutes: Marcus Perrier (26)Plus/Minus:  Sean Dolan (+4)Wins:  Jeff Jakaitis (4)GAA:  Jeff Jakaitis (2.85)Save %:  Jeff Jakaitis (.890)

About the Everblades: After recording a 30-save shutout in his playoff debut on Monday, Daniel Altshuller will once again start for the Everblades in goal this evening.  Goaltender Allen York continues to nurse a neck injury and is listed as day-to-day.  Forward Nicolas Deschamps is tied for first in the playoffs with ten points (3g, 7a).  Alex Aleardi has registered at least a point in all three games played in the postseason.  Aleardi scored the game winner in overtime to seal the series vs. Orlando in Monday’s Game 6.

About the South Carolina Stingrays:  Joe Devin scored twice in Wednesday’s Game 7 against Reading.  Devin leads the ECHL in the playoffs with six goals. Wayne Simpson’s eight points leads the way for South Carolina in the postseason.  Jeff Jakaitis was named the ECHL Goaltender of the Year, and will get the start in goal tonight. South Carolina set an ECHL league record with 24 consecutive wins during the 2014-15 regular season.   The Stingrays roster features former Everblades Tim Spencer and Sean Dolan.

2015 Kelly Cup Playoffs – East Division Finals,  Florida Everblades vs. South Carolina Stingrays (Best-of-Seven Series)

Game 1 : Friday, May 1, S. Carolina at Florida, Germain Arena, 7:30 p.m.  Game 2:  Saturday, May 2, S. Carolina at Florida, Germain Arena, 7:00 p.m.Game 3:  Tues., May 5, Florida at S. Carolina, North Charleston Coliseum, 7:05 p.m.Game 4:  Wed., May 6, Florida at S. Carolina, North Charleston Coliseum, 7:05 p.m.Game 5:  Fri., May 8, Florida at S. Carolina, North Charleston Coliseum, 7:05 p.m. **Game 6:  Monday, May 11, S. Carolina at Florida, Germain Arena, 7:30 p.m.**Game 7:  Tuesday, May 12 , S. Carolina at Florida, Germain Arena, 7:30 p.m. **** If Necessary 

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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