ESTERO, FL – Florida’s two-goal second period helped the Everblades defeat the Norfolk Admirals 3-1 Saturday night at Germain Arena. The Everblades (6-0-1-0) remain unbeaten in regulation.
Levko Koper started off the scoring at 3:10 of the opening period as he picked up a centering feed in the slot and batted it into the net past the blocker of Norfolk netminder Connor Knapp.
In the second period, the Everblades added to their lead at the 5:45 mark when John McCarron tipped and redirected a Kevin Raine shot into the net to put the ‘Blades on top 2-0.
Nearly two minutes later, Matt Berry put the score at 3-0. Berry wrangled the puck in the high slot, and then spun around and hurled a shot toward the net that clipped past Knapp for the tally. The Everblades outshot the Admirals 36-14 through the first two periods.
The Admirals came out firing early in the third period and made up for lost shots in the first two periods. Samuel Noreau delivered a shot toward the net which was then tipped into the net by Jaedon Descheneau for the first Norfolk goal of the contest. The goal broke up a consecutive shutout bid by Florida goaltender Anthony Peters. Peters put together a stretch of nearly 117 minutes of shutout hockey during his last three starts dating back to October 22 at Orlando.
Despite the fast third period start by Norfolk, the Everblades buckled down to preserve the 3-1 victory.
Peters earns the win stopping 26 of 27 shots faced, while Knapp takes the loss despite a 39-save performance.
The Everblades will now hit the road for a four-game road trip beginning this Tuesday at Atlanta. Game time is set for 7:05 p.m.Upcoming Home Games & PromotionsFriday, November 18 vs. Greenville, 7:30 p.m. – Harry Potter Night! Harry Potter themed music, activities and videos throughout the night! Come dressed as your favorite Harry Potter character. Kids also eat free in the Breakaway Sports Pub with the purchase of adult entree.
Saturday, November 19 vs. Missouri, 7:00 p.m. – Swampee's Birthday! Joins us for Swampee's birthday with all of his mascot friends! Join us from 5-7p.m. for the pregame tailgate featuring live music and bounce houses for the kids!
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
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.Special Offer! Purchase any new ticket package for the 2016-17 season, and receive a $20 gift card from Ford's Garage! Locations include Cape Coral, Downtown Fort Myers and Miromar Outlets in Estero.
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