Game Preview | Game Four vs Florida Everblades
2019 Kelly Cup Playoffs – Conference Finals
Newfoundland Growlers (1st North) vs. Florida Everblades (1st South)
Game 4: Friday May 17 (7 PM NST) – Mile One Centre
Game 5: Saturday May 18 (7 PM NST) – Mile One Centre
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The Newfoundland Growlers look to push the Florida Everblades to the brink of elimination during a Labour Day weekend homestand. The Growlers took games one and two in Florida before Florida came out on top of a close matchup on Wednesday night at Mile One Centre.
GROWLERS PLAYOFF LEADERS
G: Zach O’Brien (11)
A: Brady Ferguson (11)
PTS: Zach O’Brien (19)
+/-: Zach O’Brien (+7)
SH: Zach O’Brien (70)
GAA: Michael Garteig (2.34)
SV%: Michael Garteig (.925)
EVERBLADES PLAYOFF LEADERS
G: Blake Winiecki (11)
A: Matt Finn (8)
PTS: Black Winiecki (15)
+/-: Matt Finn/John McCarron (+7)
SH: Blake Winiecki (51)
GAA: Callum Booth (1.66)
SV%: Callum Booth (.942)
Game three saw a spirited tilt of back and forth action. After the first period, down 3-1, the Newfoundland Growlers clawed back and tied it 4-4 only to see their lead dismissed by a Florida rebound goal late in the third period. Newfoundland got contributions from multiple players with Scott Pooley adding two goals to the playoff effort, to coincide with a two-point effort from Brady Ferguson.
- Brady Ferguson adds to his team lead in assists standing at 11 after setting up a goal in Wednesday’s second period.
- Scott Pooley is showing that he can score, seeing his playoff total rise to 7 goals after a 31-goal regular season output.
- This Growlers are determined to find the back of the net with their two leading goal scorers Zach O’Brien and Scott Pooley tied for the league lead in playoff shots with 70 apiece.
- Blake Winiecki leads the Everblades in scoring, seeing his total rise to 15 points after a two-goal effort Wednesday.
- Ben Masella and Matt Finn sit tied for the ECHL playoff defensive scoring lead with 10 points respectively.
- Callum Booth leads all remaining starting goalies with a 1.66 goals against average and .942 save percentage