Strong Wednesday Showing: The Everblades used a dominant second period to take control of the game. Florida scored three goals in the second, and Greenville couldn’t solve Everblades goaltender Jake Hildebrand until the last five minutes of the contest.
Joe Pendenza got the Blades on the board in the first period after knocking in a rebound. In the second, Myles Powell and Alex Kile both snuck behind the Swamp Rabbits defense to bag two more Florida goals on breakaways. Pendenza found the back of the net again late in the second with his ECHL-best fourth shorthanded tally of the year.
Friday Falter: Greenville jumped out to an early 1-0 lead with a goal from Liam Pecararo just over a minute into the first period. The Swamp Rabbits then built their advantage to 3-0 on a pair of second-period goals from Garrett Thompson and Frank Hora.
Down by three goals late in the third, John McCarron and the Everblades began to mount a comeback. McCarron knocked in two rebounds just 37 seconds apart to bring the Blades back to within one. The pair of goals from McCarron marked the two quickest tallies scored by the Everblades this season. The heroics from the Florida captain fell short however, and Hora hit the empty net to seal a 4-2 Greenville win.
Saturday Setback: The Everblades were shut out for just the second time this season on Saturday against Greenville. Matt Bradley and Frank Hora scored in the second period for the Swamp Rabbits, and Jack Poehling added an empty-net goal to cap off a 3-0 win for the visitors.
Looking Ahead: The Everblades play next this Friday, Apr. 23 at 7:30 p.m. against the Jacksonville Icemen (21-19-3-3) at Hertz Arena. Enjoy 239 Fridays! Get two premium seats, two cheeseburgers and fries, and two autographed programs for only $39! Take advantage of the 239 Fridays online only offer at FloridaEverblades.com/239. Kids 12 and under eat free with purchase of an adult entree at Breakaway Sports Pub, located inside Hertz Arena. All frontline/essential workers receive a buy one, get one free ticket offer for all remaining Friday regular season home games. Find the Frontline Fridays ticket offer HERE.
Florida and Jacksonville meet again on Saturday, Apr. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Hertz Arena. Help the Blades fight the good fight on Marvel Super Hero Night! The team will be masked as Groot, decking out in specialty jerseys for the game. Bid on the special jerseys by downloading the
Handbid App. Also featured are Marvel-themed intermission games and activities, references to the movies, and more! In addition to Marvel Super Hero Night, there will be a cooler bag giveaway to the first 1,000 fans presented by Arthrex. In addition, enjoy free live music from James Prather from 5:00-7:00 p.m. outside of Hertz Arena! Find tickets for the game on Apr. 24HERE.
The weekend wraps up on Sunday, Apr. 25 when the Everblades take on the Icemen at 7:00 p.m. at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville.
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