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Second Round Playoff Preview & Schedule

Thursday, April 27th
Second Round Playoff Preview & Schedule

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South Division Finals (Best of Seven)

#1 Florida Everblades vs. #3 South Carolina Stingrays Series Matchup Sheet

Two long-time rivals meet in the Kelly Cup Playoffs for the sixth time, looking to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. South Carolina has won the last two postseason meetings against the Everblades, winning both the 2009 and 2015 South Division Finals 4 games to 2. Florida got the best of the Stingrays in their first three playoff meetings, winning 1 game to 0 in the 2002 Southeast Division Wild Card, 3 games to 0 in the 2004 Southern Division Finals and 3 games to 1 in the 2005 American Conference Quarterfinals.

Florida became just the sixth team in ECHL history to rally from a 3 games to 1 deficit and win a best-of-seven series in the South Division Semifinals against Orlando. The Everblades outscored the Solar Bears 18-9 over the final three games of the series. Brendan O’Donnell is the playoff leader after one round with seven goals, while his 11 points are tied for the league lead. Anthony Peters went 4-0 in five appearances with a 3.08 goals-against average and a save percentage of .904.

South Carolina also mounted a rally in the first round, winning the final four games against Greenville by a combined score of 20-3 after dropping the first two games. Rob Flick is tied for second in the playoffs with six goals and is tied for seventh with nine points. Parker Milner posted two shutouts in the opening-round series against Greenville and is fifth among playoff goaltenders with a 2.17 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage.

During the regular season, Florida went 5-3-2 against the Stingrays while South Carolina 5-5-0 against the Everblades. O’Donnell led Florida in the season series with five goals while Matt Berryhad a team-leading 11 points (3g-8a). Flick posted a team-high five goals, and was tied for the lead in points with Kelly Zajac (1g-6a) and Olivier Archambault (3g-4a) with seven points each.

Game 1 – Friday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. ET at FloridaGame 2 – Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. ET at FloridaGame 3 – Monday, May 1 at 7:05 p.m. ET at South CarolinaGame 4 – Wednesday, May 3 at 7:05 p.m. ET at South CarolinaGame 5 – Thursday, May 4 at 7:05 p.m. ET at South Carolina (If Necessary)Game 6 – Saturday, May 6 at 7:05 p.m. ET at Florida (If Necessary)Game 7 – Monday, May 8 at 7:05 p.m. ET at Florida (If Necessary)

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