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Gameday Magazine: Walleye at Everblades Saturday, March 5, 2016

Saturday, March 5th
Gameday Magazine: Walleye at Everblades  Saturday, March 5, 2016

Who: Florida Everblades (35-19-0-2, 72 pts.) vs. Toledo Walleye (37-14-2-3, 79 pts)Where: Germain ArenaWhen: 7:00 p.m.Tickets: Purchase Now Online CLICK HERE, or at the Florida Community Bank Box OfficeSeason Series:  Toledo leads 2-0-0All-Time Series:  Florida leads 14-7-3Radio Broadcast: 770 AM (WJBX-AM) Internet Radio:  Free online stream available at ECHL.TV (once on page, click the headphone icon to access stream).  Internet Television: ECHLTV, courtesy of Neulion Special Promotions:Youth Hockey / Junior Everblades Night! Pregame tailgate party featuring live music, bounces houses and face painting begins at 5:00 p.m.About Tonight’s Game: Tonight the Walleye will be putting their seven-game winning streak on the line, while the Everblades will look to avoid losing their third straight game for the first time this season.  Florida enters tonight’s play sharing the top spot in the South Division with the South Carolina Stingrays (72 pts).  Meanwhile, Toledo continues to hold a commanding 20-point lead for the top spot in the North Division.  The Walleye are also tops overall in the Eastern Conference.

About Friday’s Game: Goaltender Jake Paterson stopped all 32 shots faced to record his second shutout of the season to lead the Walleye to a 3-0 victory over the Everblades last night at Germain Arena. Zach Nastasiuk broke up a scoreless game at 14:11 of the second period.  Former Everblade Kyle Bonis added an insurance marker halfway through the third period to help pace the way for Toledo.    Shots on Goal:  FLA – 32  TOL - 19

About the Everblades: Last night marked the third time in the last four games that the Everblades have limited an opponent to under 20 shots on net (17, 15, 26, 19).  Florida has outshot its opponents 117-77 during this stretch…Goaltender Anthony Peters is expected to start in goal this evening, and continues to lead all ECHL rookie netminders with a 2.15 goals-against-average.

Florida Everblades Team LeadersPoints: Matt Willows (50)Goals:  Matt Willows (19)Assists: Matt Willows (31)Plus/Minus:  Mark Nemec (+23)Penalty Minutes: Corey Cowick (100)Power Play Goals:  Brant Harris (4)Shorthanded Goals:  Brant Harris (2)Shots: Matt Willows (178)Wins: Anthony Peters (21)Save %: Anthony Peters (.922)GAA: Anthony Peters (2.15)Power Play: 21st. 32-for-208 (15.4%)Penalty Kill:  6th, 164-of-190 (86.3%)

About the Walleye: Shane Berschbach collected a goal and an assist in last night’s contest.  Bershbach has now accrued 58 points on the season which is good for third most in the league…Former Everblade A.J. Jenks had his four-game goal scoring streak snapped on Friday. Jenks remains second on the team in goals scored with 22.Toledo Walleye Team LeadersPoints: Shane Berschbach (58)Goals: Shane Berschbach (23)Assists: Shane Berschbach (35)Plus/Minus: Ralfs Freibergs (+20)Penalty Minutes: Jared Nightingale (79)*Power Play Goals: Shane Berschbach (8)Shorthanded Goals:Several Tied at 1Shots:A.J. Jenks (206)Wins:  Jeff Lerg (23)Save %: Jeff Lerg (.928)GAA: Jeff Lerg (2.09)Power Play: 3rd, 41-for-194 (21.1%)Penalty Kill:  18th, 148-of-179 (82.7%)Upcoming Everblades Home Games

Friday, March 25 vs. Greenville, 7:30 p.m. Kids eat FREE in the Breakaway Sports Pub with the purchase of an adult entree!

Saturday, March 26 vs. Greenville, 7:00 p.m. Guns N' Hoses night. It's a hockey double-header as local police and fire fighters battle it out on the ice at 5:15 p.m. Then at 7:00 p.m. the Everblades will wear special Guns N' Hoses themed jerseys which will be auctioned off following the game. A ticket to the Everblades game gets you into the Guns N' Hoses game for free.  Pregame tailgate party featuring live music, bounce houses and face painting begins at 5:00 p.m.

Ticket InformationGame Tickets: Everblades tickets may be purchased at the Florida Community Bank Box Office located at Germain Arena, or at any Ticketmaster outlet, or online at www.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.

Partial Season Ticket Packages:  Flexible partial season ticket plans are available to help fit your budget and schedule. For more information, call 239-948-7825, or stop by the team's main office located at Germain Arena from Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Fans may also stop by our sales tables located in the concourse at Everblades games. .

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