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Blades Back Home For Game Three of Eastern Conference Finals

Tuesday, May 21st
Blades Back Home For Game Three of Eastern Conference Finals

ESTERO, Fla. – The Florida Everblades are back in Hertz Arena for game three of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Adirondack Thunder after going 1-1 in Glens Falls. Puck drop for game three is set for Wednesday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m.

The series has been a low-scoring one so far, with only five tallies converted in the first two games. Florida took a 2-1 win behind two Mark Senden goals in Game One, but Adirondack stormed back with a 2-0 win in Game Two. Saturday marked the third time the Blades have been shutout in this postseason run – the first two being Games One and Four of the first round against Jacksonville. 

Wednesday’s game will be the first time Florida plays a home game since Game Two against Orlando on May 4. The Everblades currently hold a 3-2 record at Hertz Arena this postseason, with the two losses coming in the opening round. When the Thunder visited Estero in February, the Blades took three consecutive games against their Northern rivals.

The Blades will play Games Three (May 22), Four (May 24), and Five (May 25) in front of our home fans. If needed, the series will return to the Empire State for Games Six and Seven. The winner of this series awaits the Western champion between the Kansas City Mavericks and Toledo Walleye. 

While Florida looks to make its third consecutive Kelly Cup Final, Adirondack aims for the championship series for the first time in its history. The Thunder previously made the Eastern Conference Finals in 2018, but were eliminated in five games by the Everblades. 

To honor our 2023 Kelly Cup Championship, fans are encouraged to wear Blue for all three home games during the third round!

BLADES BITS

The Everblades saw a modest two-game winning streak draw to a close, but return to Hertz Arena for three games sporting an 8-2 record over the last 10 games this postseason. Florida returns home having posted a 3-1-1 playoff record at Hertz Arena, including three straight wins. Nine of the Blades’ 14 games this postseason have been contested on enemy ice, with the good guys authoring a 6-3 record away from home.

The Everblades successfully killed all five Adirondack power plays in Game Two, improving to a perfect 12-for-12 on the penalty kill in the series.

After two games, the Everblades hold a 72-52 edge in shots on goal in the series.

In two games, Florida has been whistled for 38 minutes on 15 penalties. Adirondack has totaled 28 minutes on 10 infractions.

Florida was shutout for the third time this postseason, having been held scoreless twice by Jacksonville in the South Division Semifinals. The Blades fell 4-0 in Game One and 5-0 in Game Four, before rattling off three straight wins to close out that series.


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