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Gameday Magazine: Nailers at Everblades Saturday, April 16, 2016

Saturday, April 16th
Gameday Magazine: Nailers at Everblades Saturday, April 16, 2016

Who: Florida Everblades (0-1) vs. Wheeling Nailers (1-0)Where: Germain ArenaWhen: 7:00 p.m.Tickets: Purchase Now Online CLICK HERE, or at the Florida Community Bank Box Office.Regular Season Series: Wheeling won 2-1-0All-Time Series:  Florida leads 13-8-0Radio 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: Tonight’s game is presented by Univision who will be on hand to interact with fans on the concourse, and will be giving away Everblades t-shirts, as well as fantastic prizes during the intermission!

About Tonight’s Game: Wheeling holds a 1-0 series lead over the Everblades after capturing a 6-3 win last night.  The Nailers now have nine straight victories in their opening game of the playoffs.  Heading into this evening’s action, road teams are 8-0 thus far in the Kelly Cup Playoffs.  The Everblades will look to even the series tonight before heading to Wheeling, West Virginia for the next two and potentially three games of the series.

About Last Night’s Game:  Wheeling raced out to a 4-0 first period lead and never looked back. Andrew Ammon and John McCarron each scored twice in the game to propel the Nailers to a 6-3 win over the Everblades in Game 1.  Florida pulled within two in the second period, but goaltender Frankie Palazzese turned aside several quality scoring chances to prevent the ‘Blades from pulling any closer to secure the win for Wheeling.

About the Everblades:  Leading scorer Matt Willows did chip in two assists in last night’s loss, and currently leads the team in points in the postseason….While Florida’s power play heated up toward the end of the regular season, the ‘Blades were 0-for-7 with the man-advantage in Game 1….Anthony Peters will start in goal tonight for Florida.

About the Nailers:  Cody Wydo collected four points in last night’s big win.  Wydo is currently second in league scoring in the early postseason.   Defenseman Matthew Maione who was named the ECHL Defenseman of the Year on Wednesday, registered three points (1g, 2a) and a +4 rating last night.  Goaltender Frankie Palazzese is expected to get the nod in net once again for the Nailers.

The following is a complete schedule the of the best-of-seven series:(Wheeling Leads 1-0)Game 1:Friday, April 15, Wheeling - 6  at Florida - 3Game 2: Saturday, April 16, Wheeling at Florida, Germain Arena, 7:00 p.m. Game 3:  Wednesday, April 20, Florida at Wheeling, WesBanco Arena, 7:05 p.m.Game 4:  Friday, April 22, Florida at Wheeling, WesBanco Arena, 7:35 p.m.Game 5:  Saturday, April 23, Florida at Wheeling, WesBanco Arena, 7:35 p.m.**Game 6:  Monday, April 25, Wheeling at Florida, Germain Arena, 7:30 p.m.**Game 7:  Wednesday, April 27, Wheeling at Florida, Germain Arena, 7:30 p.m.**** If Necessary

Ticket Information

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

2016-17 Season Ticket Plans Now Available:  Full  and flexible partial season ticket plans are  currently available for the 2016-17 season. We offer several tickets packages designed 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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