ESTERO, Fla. – Winners of five straight games at Hertz Arena, the first-place Florida Everblades will put their 4-0 season record versus the visiting South Carolina Stingrays on the line Saturday night in The Swamp at 7:00 p.m.
The Blades followed up a resounding 3-2 victory over South Carolina on Wednesday with a hard-fought 4-3 win over the Rays on Friday. While four different skaters tickled the twine for the Everblades, the story of Friday’s wire-to-wire victory was goaltender Evan Fitzpatrick.
Fitzpatrick made a season-high 38 saves as he returned to the crease for the first time since November 25 after sitting out 24 games. Fitzpatrick has claimed a win in each of his last four starts, posting a 5-1 record on the season.
Entering Saturday’s series finale, first-place Florida has opened up a five-point lead over second-place South Carolina in the ECHL South Division. Streaking Blades include Oliver Chau, who extended his team-high point streak to seven games, over which he has 11 points on two goals and nine helpers. In addition, Chau has registered assists in five straight contests. Levko Koper also added an assist to extend his point streak to four games while Smith’s two-point night gave him a two-game point and a two-game goal streak.
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