The Florida Everblades entered Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals of the Kelly Cup Playoffs against an opponent they had little to no experience playing against. Their opponent, New Foundland Growlers, are enjoying their inaugural season in the ECHL closer to the Kelly Cup than other teams that have been members of the league for years.
The Blades were defeated by Growlers in a 2-0 shutout Friday night at Hertz Arena in Estero.
The Blades don’t have to wait long for a chance to get back into the series. Puck drop is on home ice tomorrow, Saturday, at 7 p.m.