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Tampa Bay Lightning affiliate wins ECHL championship

ESTERO — 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 final.

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 also affiliated with the Carolina Hurricanes. The Wranglers are an independent team.

Tampa Bay Lightning affiliate wins ECHL championship 05/24/12 [Last modified: Thursday, May 24, 2012 1:48am]

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