Florida has qualified for the Kelly Cup Playoffs for the 10th time in 10 seasons after a 3-1 win at Pensacola on Mar. 2.
The Everblades are in fourth place in the South Division with 71 points (32-20-7), two points behind Gwinnett (34-17-5) and four points behind South Carolina (36-20-3). Texas is 43-6-9 and continues to lead the division and the league with 95 points.
Florida, which is 3-0-3 in the last six games and 6-1-3 in the last 10 games, returns home to host Mississippi (24-33-3) on Friday and Saturday. The Everblades have a five-game home winning streak and are 19-5-3 at home. Florida is 2-0-0 at home and 4-2-0 overall this season against Mississippi and 20-6-0 all-time against the Sea Wolves.
South Carolina, which is in the postseason for an ECHL record 14th time in 15 seasons, will host Dayton on Tuesday and travels to Columbia on Saturday. The Stingrays have won the last two meetings at Columbia to improve to 2-1-0 on the road and 4-2-0 overall this season and 32-23-5 all-time against the Inferno. South Carolina is 3-1-1 against Dayton, including a 4-2 win at home on Feb. 10, 2007.
Columbia, which is 7-3-0 in its last 10 games, hosts Gwinnett on Thursday, Dayton on Friday and South Carolina on Saturday. The Inferno, who are looking to return to the Kelly Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2005 and the fifth time in eight seasons, are 2-1-1 against Dayton, including a 5-4 win at Columbia on Feb. 9, 2007. Columbia won 6-3 at South Carolina on Mar. 1 to improve to 27-26-6 all-time against the Stingrays.
In the Kelly Cup Playoffs for the fifth time in five seasons since moving to Georgia, the Gladiators visit Charlotte on Tuesday and Columbia on Thursday before hosting Augusta on Saturday and visiting Augusta on Sunday. Gwinnett is 2-0-0 at Columbia and 5-1-0 overall this season to improve to 25-9-3 all-time against the Inferno. The Gladiators are 3-1-1 against Charlotte this year and 24-10-4 all-time against the Checkers. Gwinnett is 3-1-0 at home and 4-1-1 overall against Augusta this season and 22-14-5 all-time against the Lynx.