Florida Everblades win ECHL's Kelly Cup

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Associated Press

Posted on May 23, 2012 at 10:03 PM

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — Brandon MacLean scored 3:33 into overtime and the Florida Everblades won their first ECHL title, beating the Las Vegas Wranglers 3-2 on Wednesday night in Game 5 of the Kelly Cup finals.

MacLean beat goalie Joe Fallon with a quick shot from the left circle in front of a crowd of 7,290 at Germain Arena. Florida was 11-0 at home in the playoffs.

Justin Shugg and Mike Ratchuk scored in the first period to give Florida a 2-0 lead. Ash Goldie scored in the second period, and Peter MacArthur tied it in the first minute of the third.

The Everblades are affiliated with the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning and Carolina Hurricanes and the AHL's

Charlotte Checkers and Norfolk Admirals. The Wranglers are an independent team.

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