Gameday Magazine: Stingrays at Everblades, April 29, 2017, Game 2

April 29, 2017

 

Who: Florida Everblades (4-4) vs. South Carolina Stingrays  (5-2)
Where: Germain Arena
When: 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: Purchase Now Online CLICK HERE, or at the Florida Community Bank Box Office
Regular Season Series:  Florida won 5-3-2
All-Time Series: Florida leads 96-63-21; FLA is 3-2 in playoff series vs.SC
Radio Broadcast:  WJBX (101.5-FM, 104.3-FM, 770-AM)
Internet Radio:  Free online stream courtesy of WJBX  CLICK HERE
Internet TV Broadcast:  ECHL.TV,  CLICK HERE
Tonight’s Promotions:  Pregame Tailgate featuring live music and bounce houses for the kids from 5:00-7:00 p.m. 

About Tonight’s Game:  Tonight is Game 2 of this best-of-seven series, and the Stingrays hold a 1-0 series lead after taking a 3-2 win in double overtime last night.   The Everblades will be looking to avoid dropping its first two home games for the second consecutive series. Game 3 of the series will take place this Monday in North Charleston.

About Last Night’s Game 1:   Domenic Monardo scored twice, including the game-winner at 19:05 of the second overtime to lead the Rays to a 3-2 victory. Florida raced out to an early 2-0 lead in the first period, scoring on its first two shots of the contest.  However, the Stingrays capitalized their first power play of the night receiving a goal from Steven McParland.  Monardo then netted the game’s tying goal late in the second period.  Parker Milner was stellar in goal for South Carolina, turning aside 34 of the 36 shots faced.

The game was the third longest in Everblades history, falling just under seven minutes short of the record which took place back on May 6, 2015 when Florida earned a 2-1 triple overtime victory at South Carolina.  The following is a listing of three longest games in Everblades history:

1: 5/6/15 at S. Carolina (105:38) (Won 2-1 in 3OT)
2: 5/9/07 vs. Dayton (101:23) (Lost 4-3 in 3OT)
3. 4/28/17 vs. S. Carolina (99:05) (Lost 3-2 in 2OT)

About the Everblades:  Brendan O’Donnell and John McCarron are currently in a five-way tie for the league lead in scoring in the playoffs with 11 points each…O’Donnell remains as the leading goal scorer in the playoffs with 7…The Everblades are ranked second in the playoffs with a 37.88 shots-per-game average.

About the Stingrays:  The Stingrays are led by Rob Flick’s six goals which is the second most in the playoffs….After a solid outing last night, goaltender Parker Milner is now ranked third in the playoffs with a 1.96 goals-against-average…The Stingrays have outscored their opponents 13-5 in the second period here in the postseason.

South Division Finals Playoff Schedule
Best-of-Seven Series
(South Carolina leads 1-0)  

Game 1:  Friday, Apr. 28, South Carolina – 3 at Florida – 2 (2OT)
Game 2:  Saturday, Apr. 29, South Carolina at Florida, 7:00 p.m. (Germain Arena) 
Game 3:  Monday, May 1, Florida at South Carolina, 7:05 p.m. (North Charleston Coliseum)
Game 4:  Wednesday, May 3, Florida at South Carolina, 7:05 p.m. (North Charleston Coliseum)
Game 5:  Thursday, May 4, Florida at South Carolina, 7:05 p.m. (North Charleston Coliseum)
Game 6:  Saturday, May 6, South Carolina at Florida, 7:00 p.m. (Germain Arena) 
Game 7:  Monday, May 8, South Carolina at Florida, 7:30 p.m. (Germain Arena) 

Ticket Information
Playoff Tickets Now on Sale: Playoff game tickets may be purchased at the Florida Community Bank Box Office located at Germain Arena, or online via Ticketmaster by CLICKING HERE

Discounted Group Tickets: Bring your group of 10 or more to a game at a discounted price, and you may also receive an Everblades souvenir! Group tickets are available for all home games. For more information on group tickets, call 239-948-7825.

 

This release courtesy of Fort Myers Technical College & Cape Coral Technical College

The Everblades are the proud ECHL affiliate
of the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes
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