ECHL Today – May 28

Kelly Cup Finals (Best-of-Seven)
Trenton Leads Series 2-1

Florida Everblades (42-20-10) at Trenton Titans (42-21-9) 7:00 p.m. ET
* Florida scored three unanswered goals in the third period and overtime for a 5-4 win in Game 3.
* Ernie Hartlieb scored the game winner 1:20 in overtime for a 5-4 Florida win on Friday.
* Scott Bertoli and Rick Kowalsky each had three assists in Trenton’s 5-4 loss in Game 3.
* Damian Surma had two goals in Florida’s 5-4 overtime win in Game 3.
* Titans’ Michael Schutte scored his fifth goal on Friday and leads all defensemen in playoff goals.
* Everblades defenseman Brad Fast scored the game-tying goal with 4:14 left in the third period and had an assist on the game winner in Game 3.
* Florida’s five goals in Game 3 were more than their previous three games combined.
* Right wing Paul Brown has five goals and nine points in nine playoff games with Trenton.
* Andrew Allen is 6-2, both losses in overtime, with a 2.40 goals-against average at home in the postseason.
* Florida’s Damian Surma has seven points (4g-3a), including two game-winning goals, in seven road games.
* Three of last four home games for Trenton have been decided in overtime and Titans are 1-2 in that span.
* Trenton’s Andrew Allen gave up five goals in Game 3, more than any other game in the 2005 playoffs.
* Florida’s David Lundbohm is tied for the playoff scoring lead with Trenton’s Rick Kowalsky and Scott Bertoli with 21 points.
* Teams combined for 57 penalty minutes in Game 3, more than Games 1 (18) and 2 (26) combined.
* Florida defenseman Ryan Brindley leads the team in plus-minus with a +6 through seven road games.
* Winner of Game 4 of the finals has gone on to win the ECHL championship 14 of 16 times, including four out of the last five years.
* Everblades are 1-1 in 2005 playoffs and 3-6 all-time in Game 4s.
* Titans are 1-1 in 2005 playoffs and 5-2 overall in Game 4s.
* Damian Surma has three points (1g-2a) in two Game 4s for the Everblades in 2005 postseason.
* Titans’ Scott Bertoli (2g-2a) and Rick Kowalsky (1g-3a) have four points in Game 4s in 2005 postseason.
* Top five players in power-play points and top four players in power-play assists are all Titans.
* Titans have scored a power-play goal in seven of eight home games, including the last six home games.
* Damian Surma’s second goal in Game 3 was Florida’s first power-play goal since Game 5 of the American Conference Finals against Charlotte.
* Everblades have had eight different players score a game-winning goal in the 2005 postseason.
* Florida is 6-1 and a combined +24 in seven road games in the postseason.
* Titans have 13 players on their roster who have registered a point in the finals.
* Florida’s Tyler MacKay and Craig Kowalski have a combined 4.33 goals-against average in the series.
* Trenton has scored seven of its 13 goals in the series in the first period.
* Titans have not lost back-to-back games in the 2005 Kelly Cup playoffs.
* Everblades are 1-for-17 (5.9 percent) and Titans are 2-for-16 (12.5 percent) on the power play in the finals.

Kelly Cup Finals Head-To-Head Match-Up

2005 Kelly Cup Finals Results/Schedule

Saturday, May 21
Trenton 7 at Florida 0

Sunday, May 22
Trenton 2 at Florida 1

Friday, May 27
Florida 5 at Trenton 4 (OT)

Saturday, May 28 at 7 p.m.
Florida at Trenton

Monday, May 30 at 5 p.m.
Florida at Trenton

Wednesday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Trenton at Florida (if necessary)

Friday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Trenton at Florida (if necessary)