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Game Preview: Solar Bears at Florida Everblades | March 19, 2022

Saturday, March 19th
Game Preview: Solar Bears at Florida Everblades | March 19, 2022

ESTERO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears (29-26-4-0 / .525) close out a four-game road trip tonight when they face the Florida Everblades (33-17-5-4 / .636) in the second of back-to-back games tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Hertz Arena. Orlando dropped a 3-0 decision to Florida last night as Tomas Vomacka made 23 saves to secure his second shutout of the season and John McCarron scored the eventual game-winner for the Everblades late in the second period.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • The Solar Bears and Everblades have played each other 12 times this season out of a 15-game regular season series; Orlando owns a 5-7-0-0 record against Florida.
  • Brad Barone is expected to get the start tonight for Orlando; his next win will tie Clint Windsor (23, 2020-21) for the most victories by a Solar Bears goaltender in a single season.
  • Odeen Tufto leads the Solar Bears in scoring against Florida with eight points (4g-4a) in seven games.
  • The Solar Bears are 16-6-4-0 in games decided by one goal this season.
  • Orlando is 15-9-2-0 when scoring a power-play goal.
  • Florida’s John McCarron is second in the ECHL with 27 goals.  

NEXT GAME: The Solar Bears return home to host Florida on Thursday, March 24 at 7 p.m. at the AdventHealth Rink at Amway Center for a Thirsty Thursday, featuring $5 domestic draft beers.

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