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Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Everblades - May 3, 2018

Thursday, May 3rd
Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Everblades - May 3, 2018

South Division Finals • Game 3 • Florida leads series 2-0

WHO: Orlando Solar Bears vs. Florida EverbladesVENUE: ARS.com Rink at Amway Center, Orlando, Fla.DATE: Thursday, May 3 at 7 p.m.WATCH: ECHL.TVLISTEN: OSB Radio via MixlrTICKETS: CLICK HERE

TONIGHT: The Orlando Solar Bears (4-2) see their South Division Finals series against the Florida Everblades (6-0) shift back to home ice, as Orlando seeks its first win of the series.

PENALTY KILL STILL TOPS IN LEAGUE: Despite yielding their first power-play goal of the postseason on Saturday in Game 2, the Solar Bears still lead the ECHL on the penalty kill, going 29-for-30 (96.7%).

DAVIS BACK IN: Defenseman Tommy Davis will return to the lineup tonight for the Solar Bears after sitting out the previous four playoff games. Davis played the first two matches of Orlando’s opening-round series against South Carolina, but was scratched after Nolan Valleau returned from the AHL. With Adam Phillips out for tonight, a spot has opened up to allow Davis back into the lineup.

MISKE TO PLAY FIRST PLAYOFF GAME: Rookie forward Curtis Miske, a late-season addition for the Solar Bears, is expected to make his pro playoff debut tonight against Florida. The former captain of the Western Hockey League’s Prince Albert Raiders tallied one assist in two regular season games for the Solar Bears after signing on April 6, and at 6-foot-4 and 205 pounds, adds size to the lineup.

SOLAR BEARS 2018 PLAYOFF LEADERSPOINTS: Fejes – 4GOALS: Fejes – 3ASSISTS: Valleau – 3+/-: Zimmerman – +4PIM: Monfredo – 30SHOTS: Fejes – 16SHOOTING %: Piccinich – 40%GAME-WINNING GOALS: Fejes – 2

STREAKS:

  • J.J. Piccinich – 3-game point streak (2g-1a)

AFFILIATE NOTES: After defeating the Utica Comets 4-0 in Game 5 of their opening-round series of the Calder Cup Playoffs, the Toronto Marlies advanced to the North Division Finals, where they will meet the Syracuse Crunch for the second consecutive postseason. The series gets underway tonight at Ricoh Coliseum at 7 p.m.

NEXT GAME: Game 4 of the South Division Finals will be held at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center on Friday, May 4 at 7 p.m.

PLAYOFF TICKETS: The Solar Bears are battling the Florida Everblades in the South Division Finals of the 2018 Kelly Cup Playoffs, presented by Coors Light, and will host the following games at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center:

  • Game 4 – Friday, May 4 at 7 p.m.
  • Game 5 – Sunday, May 6 at 1:30 p.m. (if necessary)

Tickets for the second round of the 2018 Kelly Cup Playoffs are on sale now – fans can purchase tickets starting at $18 through the Amway Center box office or by visiting ticketmaster.com.

About the Orlando Solar Bears:

The Orlando Solar Bears are in their sixth season of operation in the ECHL, the premier “AA” hockey league in North America, and are the proud affiliate of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and the AHL’s Toronto Marlies. The Solar Bears are owned and operated by the Orlando Magic and the DeVos Family, and play at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center, the 2012 Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year.

Officially licensed Orlando Solar Bears replica team jerseys, apparel, and headwear can be purchased online at orlandosolarbearshockey.com/shop.

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