Kingfish Clipped by Everblades, 4-3
Baton Rouge Kingfish Press Release

The Florida Everblades used two third period goals to squeak past the Kingfish at the Centroplex.

Laurent Meunier broke open a scoreless game 3:39 into the second period to give the Everblades an early 1-0 lead. Kevin Brown and Ryan Murphy added the assists on the goal.

In his second game with the Kingfish, Alexandre Burrows tied the game up at one on a penalty shot. Burrows was dumped from behind on a breakaway and awarded the penalty shot at the 5:53 mark of the second.

The Everblades regained the one goal advantage 37 seconds later off the stick of Ryan Murphy. Sean Curry and Kevin Brown hooked up with Murphy on the goal.

Scott Hewson tied the game up at two as he flipped the puck off the back of Florida goaltender Randy Petruk and into the net. Joe Guenther and Dwayne Blais added the assists on the goal at the 9:55 mark of the second.

Mike Renzi scooped up a loose puck in the crease and fired it past Petruk with 8:15 remaining in the second period to give the Kingfish its only lead of the night. Chris Bell and Mike Kiesman added the assists on the goal.

Florida tied the contest up at two off the stick of Meunier with just 4:40 remaining in the third. Ryan Murphy and Kevin Brown added the assists on the goal.

Kevin Brown scored the game winner on the power play just 1:30 left in the third period on a laser from the left point. Murphy and Meunier added the assists on the goal.

The Kingfish and the Everblades are back at it again tomorrow at the Centroplex at 4:05 p.m. Catch all the action on Baton Rouge’s Best R & B, 104.5, WZRB beginning with the Kingfish pregame show at 3:50 p.m.

Florida Everblades
News Release

Kevin Brown scored with 1:30 remaining to lift the Florida Everblades to a 4-3 victory over the Baton Rouge Kingfish. The Everblades improve to 32-17-10 on the season while Kingfish slip to 17-35-9. The Everblades finish their three game road trip tomorrow in Baton Rouge at 5:05PM.

After a scoreless first period Laurent Meunier lifted a backhand over Kingfish goaltender Niklas Sundberg to give the Everblades a 1-0 lead. Kevin Brown and Ryan Murphy assisted. Alexandre Burrows tied the game scoring on a penalty shot. Murphy put the Everblades back in front on a one-timer from the slot on a perfect pass from Kevin Brown. Scott Hewson tied the game with a goal from behind the Everblades net. Mike Renzi gave the Kingfish the lead scoring on a scramble in front of the Everblades net.

Laurent Meunier tied the game blasting a shot just under the cross bar. Brown and Murphy assisted. Kevin Brown game-winner came on power play with Murphy and Meunier assisting.

Shots on goal

Florida 11-16-12-39 Baton Rouge 9-13-9-31

Power Play

Florida 1-4 Baton Rouge 0-4

DATE - 03/01/03     Florida ( 4) AT Baton Rouge ( 3)

Florida                    0  2  2--4  
Baton Rouge                0  3  0--3  

FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: None. Penalties: Nelson, FLA (Tripping), 
1:07. Guenther, BR (Elbowing), 2:53. Reynolds, FLA (Holding), 11:02. 

SECOND PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Florida-Meunier 17 (Brown; Murphy) 3:39. 2, 
Baton Rouge-Burrows 1 (unassisted) 5:53. 3, Florida-Murphy 24 (Curry; 
Brown) 6:30. 4, Baton Rouge-Hewson 1 (Guenther; Blais) 9:55. 5, 
Baton Rouge-Renzi 3 (Bell; Kiesman) 11:45. Penalties: Guenther, BR 
(Holding stick), 17:07. 

THIRD PERIOD -- Scoring: 6, Florida-Meunier 18 (Murphy; Brown) 15:40. 7, 
Florida-Brown 19 (game winner) (power play) (Murphy; Meunier) 18:30. 
Penalties: Vickers, BR (Hooking), 4:53. Smith, FLA (Board check), 
7:21. Anderson, FLA (Slashing), 10:24. Kiesman, BR (Holding), 17:24. 

Florida                   11 16 12--39 
Baton Rouge                9 13  9--31 

Power Play Conversions: Florida - 1 of 4, Baton Rouge - 0 of 4.
Goalies: Florida-Petruk (31 shots, 28 saves; record: 3-1-0). 
Baton Rouge-Sundberg (39 shots, 35 saves; record: 7-9-2). 
A: 1375.  Referee: Thul. Linesmen: Sotak; .