Newfoundland Growlers (2-4) vs. Florida Everblades (4-2)Tuesday, May 30 – St. John’s, NL
2023 Eastern Conference Final: Florida win series 4-2
OFFICIAL GAME SHEETGame Story
The Newfoundland Growlers bowed out of the Kelly Cup playoffs in a 3-2 double overtime Game Six loss to the Florida Everblades on Tuesday night at the Mary Brown’s Centre.
Pavel Gogolev batted home a loose puck to give the Growlers a 1-0 lead six minutes into the contest before Will Calverley replied just over two minutes later for the Everblades to make it 1-1 after the first period.
Logan Lambdin gave Florida their first lead of the game five minutes into the middle frame as he struck on the powerplay to make it 2-1 Everblades.
Tyler Boland equalized for the Growlers four minutes later as he finished off some slick passing to tie it up at 2-2 going into the final 20 minutes of play.
Newfoundland outshot Florida 10-6 in the third period but neither team could find a deciding goal in regulation as the game went into overtime tied at 2-2.
John McCarron broke the deadlock with nine minutes left in double overtime with a seeing eye shot to send the Everblades back to the Kelly Cup Final.
- Luke Cavallin stopped 43/46 shots he faced.
- 3/6 ECF games required overtime.
- Florida will face Idaho in the 2023 Kelly Cup Final.
1. FLA - J. McCarron2. FLA - C. Johnson3. NFL - L. Cavallin