March 2, 2003
Kingfish power past Everblades, 5-2
Baton Rouge Kingfish Press Release
The Baton Rouge Kingfish used two power play goals off the stick of Dan Sullivan and 46 saves from Niklas Sundberg to dump the Florida Everblades, 5-2.
Florida looked like they might run away with the contest as Brian Goudieís slap shot from the point trickled past Sundberg just 1:56 into the game giving the Everblades a 1-0 lead. Laurent Meunier added an assist on the goal.
Jerry Gernander tied the game at one before the end of the first period as he pushed the puck past Randy Petruk at the 8:51 mark of the first. Gernander fired the puck out of a pile-up in front of the Everblades net. Mike Renzi and Jim Vickers added the assist on the goals.
Baton Rouge kept things going in the second period as Joe Guenther took Scott Hewsonís centering pass and buried the puck past Petruk five minutes into the second period. Dwayne Blais also added an assist on the goal.
A minute and a half later, Alexandre Burrows tipped Brad Fraserís shot from the point past Petruk to give the Kingfish a 3-1 lead going to the locker room after two periods.
Dan Sullivan buried a centering pass from Burrows on the power play to give the Kingfish a 4-1 lead. Clark Jones also picked up an assist on the goal at the 7:53 mark of the third period.
Florida cut the Kingfish lead back to two goals on the power play. Meunierís shot from the left face-off circle had enough steam to get by Sundberg at the midway mark of the final period. Sundberg got a piece of the shot, but not enough as it rolled over the line. Jim Verdule and Ryan Murphy added the assists on the goal.
In what looked like a replay, Sullivan buried his second of the night, again off a centering pass from Burrows. Jones picked up an assist on the power play goal at the 13:38 mark of the third period.
Niklas Sundberg made 44 saves in the win for the Kingfish as the net minder improves to 16-15-1 on the season.
The Kingfish are back in action on Wednesday when the Mississippi Sea Wolves come to the Centroplex. Catch all the action on Baton Rougeís Best R & B, 104.5 WZRB, beginning with the Kingfish pre-game show at 6:50 p.m.
Dan Sullivan scored two power play goals and Alexandre Burrows scored once and assisted on two others as the Baton Rouge Kingfish defeated the Florida Everblades 5-2. The Everblades slip to 32-18-10 while the Kingfish improve to 16-35-9. The Everblades return to TECO Arena for a six game home stand beginning on Friday night against the Augusta Lynx.
Brian Goudie opened the scoring blasting a slapshot from the blueline following a face-off win by Laurent Meunier. Jerry Gernander tied the game at 1-1 converting on a rebound of a Mike Renzi shot.
Joe Guenther put the Kingfish in front 2-1 scoring on a backhand from the side of the net. Alex Burrows added to the Kingfish lead deflecting a Ryan Fraser shot past Randy Petruk.
Dan Sullivan scored pair of power play goals in the third adding to the Kingfish lead. Laurent Meunier scored on the power play for the Everblades, which closed the Kingfsih lead to 4-2.
Shots on goal
Florida 20-14-12-46 Baton Rouge 7-14-8-29
Florida 1-5 Baton Rouge 2-3
DATE - 03/02/03 Florida ( 2) AT Baton Rouge ( 5) SCORE BY PERIODS Florida 1 0 1--2 Baton Rouge 1 2 2--5 FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Florida-Goudie 5 (Meunier) 1:56. 2, Baton Rouge-Gernander 6 (Renzi; Vickers) 8:51. Penalties: Goudie, FLA (Roughing), 7:40. Burrows, BR (Roughing), 7:40. Verdule, FLA (Slashing), 10:05. Jones, BR (Cross checking), 11:42. SECOND PERIOD -- Scoring: 3, Baton Rouge-Guenther 13 (Hewson; Blais) 5:02. 4, Baton Rouge-Burrows 2 (game winner) (Fraser) 6:32. Penalties: Blais, BR (Holding), 19:02. THIRD PERIOD -- Scoring: 5, Baton Rouge-Sullivan 2 (power play) (Jones; Burrows) 7:53. 6, Florida-Meunier 19 (power play) (Verdule; Murphy) 9:36. 7, Baton Rouge-Sullivan 3 (power play) (Burrows; Jones) 13:38. Penalties: Hewson, BR (Holding stick), 2:56. Stewart, FLA (Cross checking), 7:14. Sullivan, BR (Elbowing), 9:19. BENCH, BR served by Renzi (Unsportsmanlike Cond), 9:36. Nelson, FLA (Holding), 12:44. Jacobson, BR (Roughing, Double minor), 20:00. SHOTS ON GOAL Florida 20 14 12--46 Baton Rouge 7 14 8--29 Power Play Conversions: Florida - 1 of 6, Baton Rouge - 2 of 3. Goalies: Florida-Petruk (29 shots, 24 saves; record: 3-2-0). Baton Rouge-Sundberg (46 shots, 44 saves; record: 8-9-2). A: 1526. Referee: Smith. Linesmen: Sotak; Jones.