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Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Florida Everblades | April 4, 2022

Monday, April 4th
Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Florida Everblades | April 4, 2022

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears (31-28-5-1 / .523) host the Florida Everblades (37-19-6-4 / .636) for the final time in the 2021-22 regular season tonight at 7 p.m. at the AdventHealth Rink at Amway Center.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • Orlando is 6-8-0-0 against Florida this season.
  • Aaron Luchuk enters tonight’s game with a four-game point streak (3g-4a).
  • The Solar Bears are 13-2-2-0 when scoring first on home ice.
  • Alexei Melnichuk is expected to start tonight for Orlando; he made 23 saves in his ECHL debut on March 24 against Florida in a 4-3 overtime win.
  • Orlando is 13-3-3-1 in games decided by two or fewer goals on home ice.
  • Michael Brodzinski is seventh in league scoring among defensemen with 42 points; his next point will tie Cody Donaghey (43, 2018-19) for the club record for most points by a defenseman in a season.
  • The Everblades acquired forward Darik Angeli from the Kansas City Mavericks last week; Angeli enters the week tied for seventh in league scoring in 66 points, and is tied for fifth with 29 goals.  

NEXT GAMES: The Solar Bears return to action when they host the Norfolk Admirals on Wednesday, April 6, at 7 p.m. at the AdventHealth Rink at Amway Center for Pride Night and Wine Down Wednesday, featuring $5 wine specials.

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