IceMen Venture for Sweep of Everblades
Evansville IceMen vs. Florida Everblades
Germain Arena – Feb. 23, 2013 – 6 p.m.
Radio: ‘Magic 98.5′ FM, 1400 AM WEOA
The Evansville IceMen (20-31-5; 45) will conclude their sunshine state endeavor tonight in their second game against the Florida Everblades (28-17-10; 66) in as many nights. Last night’s first ever meeting between the teams saw Evansville prevail in a 21-round shootout, tying an ECHL record. The IceMen have won three of their last four games heading into play tonight. The Everblades’ unbeaten streak improved to five games as they were able to receive a point in the standings last night. Evansville is (1-0-0) against Florida this season.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR:
- IceMen F Andre Bouvet-Morrissette has scored a regulation goal and a shootout goal in two games with Evansville
- Evansville’s penalty kill has expired 29 straight opponent power play opportunities.
- Florida leads the ECHL in shorthanded goals with 11.
LATEST RESULTS/ PREVIOUS MEETING:
Friday, Feb. 22 – EVA 5 @ FLA 4 (OT/SO)
Brief Recap: The IceMen stunned defending Kelly Cup Champions, Florida Everblades with a come from behind 21 Round Shoot Out win. IceMen newcomer Andre Bouvet-Morrissette scored the game winning goal after a ECHL Record tying 21 Round, 42 shooter shoot out.
During the 5 min 4 on 4 overtime, both teams would only get one shot on net. Neither team was able to score and sent the game to a Shoot Out. With both teams collecting a valuable point in the standings, the Shoot Out would determine who would collect the extra point.
In an ECHL record tying 21 round Shoot Out which saw 42 shooters and 5 goals scored, IceMen newcomer Andre Bouvet-Morrissette would finally score the game winner as both goalies looked unstoppable.
EVA Leading Scorers:
C Todd Robinson- 56pts. (4G,52A)
LW Josh Beaulieu- 52pts. (22G,30A)
RW Kevin Baker- 35pts. (20G,15A)
LW Dylan Clarke- 32pts. (15G,17A)
FLA Leading Scorers:
LW Mathieu Roy- 61pts. (27G,34A)
F Matthew Pistilli- 52pts. (19G,33A)
F Leigh Salters- 31pts. (15G,16A)
F Corey Trivino- 29pts. (8G,21A)
EVA is (3-8-0) vs South Division opponents
FLA is (6-1-0) vs North Division opponents
EVA is (4-5-1)9 in their last 10 games .. Streak: W1
FLA is (6-2-2)14 in their last 10 games .. Streak: OT1
EVA is (7-14-5) on road
FLA is (14-6-5) at home
ECHL Today: http://echl.com/echl-today-feb-23-p182068
IceMen LW Josh Beaulieu is tied for 3rd in ECHL with 11 power play goals.
Everblades LW Mathieu Roy is 2nd in ECHL with 61 points (27G,34A).
Evansville is 5th in ECHL on the penalty kill at (84.9%).
Florida is 18-3-5 when scoring first.