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Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Everblades - April 23, 2017

Sunday, April 23rd
Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Everblades - April 23, 2017

South Division Semifinals • Game 5 • Solar Bears lead series 3-1

WHO: Orlando Solar Bears vs. Florida EverbladesVENUE: ARS.com Rink at Amway Center, Orlando, Fla.DATE: Sunday, April 23, 4 p.m.WATCH: ECHL.TVLISTEN: Listen on MixlrTICKETS: CLICK HEREPROMOTION: $10 Playoff Tickets – Fans can purchase $10 tickets to Game 5, compliments of Coors Light, when they CLICK HERE.

TODAY:The Orlando Solar Bears look to wrap up their South Division Semifinals matchup with the Florida Everblades, riding on the strength of Saturday night’s 3-0 victory that gave Orlando a 3-1 edge in the series.

DOHERTY TIED WITH MANDERSON:Taylor Doherty’s empty-net goal on Saturday gives him six points (3g-3a) in the playoffs, tying him for the team scoring lead in the current postseason run, and joining Manderson, Bryce Aneloski and Johnny McInnis for the most career playoff points with Orlando in franchise history.

BUZZEO PROVIDING CLUTCH SCORING:Justin Buzzeo’s first-period goal stood up as the game-winner on Saturday, and served as his second game-winning marker of the playoffs, as the mid-season acquisition for Orlando broke a 2-2 tie in the third period of Game 2. Buzzeo’s two game-winners in the playoffs are part of a four-way tie for first place in the league.

CONACHER EXTENDS POINT STREAK:Shane Conacher’s third-period marker provided the rookie with his third consecutive game with a point (1g-2a).

2017 PLAYOFF LEADERSPoints: Doherty & Manderson – 6Goals: Doherty & Manderson – 3Assists: Crane – 4+/-: Conacher, Crane, Manderson & Stanton – +4PIM: Baier – 19SOG: Baier – 13

BEAR TRACKER

  • Baier: needs 1 goal to tie Brady Vail for most playoff goals in franchise history (currently tied with Brett Findlay, Johnny McInnis and Wade McLeod)
  • Doherty & Manderson: needs one point to become franchise playoff points leader (currently tied with Bryce Aneloski and Johnny McInnis)

STREAKS

  • Conacher: 3-game point streak (1g-2a)
  • Doherty: 2-game point streak (1g-2a)

AFFILIATE NOTES:The Toronto Marlies evened up their first-round matchup at 1-1 against the Albany Devils with a 6-2 win last night; the series resumes on Wednesday at Toronto. The Toronto Maple Leafs will look to force a Game 7 tonight with a win against Washington at the Air Canada Centre.

APP:The Solar Bears mobile app, presented by BB&T, gives Solar Bears fans everything they need right in their pocket. The app is also home to the brand-new Loyalty & Rewards Program, which provides Solar Bears fans with opportunities to accumulate points and redeem them for exclusive prizes. The app is FREE and available for both iOS and Android devices.

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