ECHL Today – April 16

Clicking a team vs. team match-up below will open the head-to-head match-up page as a PDF in a separate browser window.

North Division Semifinals (Best-of-Five)

No. 4 Toledo Storm (42-26-5) vs. No. 1 Reading Royals (43-23-7) 7:05 p.m. ET
(Toledo Leads Series 1-0)
* Scott Fankhouser stopped all 32 shots in Toledo’s 1-0 Game 1 win on Thursday.
* Barry Brust had a .966 save percentage, stopping 28 of 29 shots, in Reading’s 1-0 Game 1 loss.
* Carl Mallette scored the game winner in Game 1, breaking Toledo’s four-game losing streak to Reading.
* Royals have scored three third-period goals against Toledo and Storm has scored seven against Reading.
* Defensemen Ian Turner and Beau Geisler led the Royals with five shots in Game 1.
* Reading was 0-for-8 on the power play in Game 1 and Toledo was 0-for-6.

American Conference Quarterfinals (Best-of-Five)

No. 5 Mississippi Sea Wolves (40-24-9) vs. No. 4 Gwinnett Gladiators (40-25-8) 7:35 p.m. ET
(Series Tied 1-1)
* Jay Legault’s had two assists and scored the game winner in Mississippi’s 3-2 overtime win in Game 2.
* Both of Gwinnett’s goals in Game 2 were scored on the power play.
* Gladiators’ Brad Schell leads the team with four points (2g-2a) through first two playoff games.
* Sea Wolves are 4-0-1 against Gwinnett in one-goal games.
* Gwinnett has 1.95 goals-against average and plus-minus of +10 against Sea Wolves in playoffs.
* Phil Sauve had 0.96 goals-against average against Gwinnett in regular season compared to 3.40 in playoffs.

No. 2 Columbia Inferno (40-22-12) vs. No. 7 Charlotte Checkers (39-28-7) 7:00 p.m. ET
(Columbia Leads Series 2-0)
* Inferno scored three of its four goals on special teams (2ppg-1shg) in Friday’s 4-2 win in Game 2.
* In its last four games with Columbia, Charlotte has been shut out twice and scored four goals.
* Columbia’s Mike Minard is 2-0-0 with 1.00 goals-against average and .959 save percentage in the playoffs.
* Checkers defenseman Ryan Glenn scored his first professional playoff goal in Friday’s 4-2 loss.
* Columbia has scored four of its six goals in the playoffs in the second period.
* Alex Westlund is 0-2-0 with a 3.08 goals-against average in the playoffs.

No. 3 Florida Everblades (43-21-10) vs. No. 6 South Carolina Stingrays (40-25-9) 7:05 p.m. ET
(Series Tied 1-1)
* Trevor S. Johnson had an assist and scored the game winner for Stingrays in Friday’s 4-3 win in Game 2.
* Paul Cabana has four points (1g-3a) through two playoffs games with Florida.
* Teams have combined to score 18 goals in the first two games of the series.
* David Lundbohm leads the Everblades, who are a combined +14, with three goals and +3 rating in playoffs.
* Stingrays goaltender Greg Naumenko stopped 46 of 49 shots for a 4-3 win in Game 2.
* Stingrays’ Carlyle Lewis had goal and assist on Friday, increasing his playoff scoring to four points (2g-2a).

No. 1 Pensacola Ice Pilots (51-18-5) vs. No. 8 Greenville Grrrowl (41-28-5) 7:05 p.m. ET
(Greenville Leads Series 2-0)
* Richard Pitirri had an assist and scored the game winner in the Grrrowl’s 3-2 overtime win in Game 2.
* Aaron Phillips had two points for Pensacola in Games 1 and 2 and leads the team with four points (2g-2a).
* For the second straight game, Greenville came from behind in the third period to win in overtime.
* Ice Pilots’ Frederic Cloutier has 3.43 goals-against average in playoffs compared to 2.37 in regular season.
* Ice Pilots are averaging a league playoff best 44.50 shots per-game against Greenville.
* Grrrowl is 3-for-7 (42.9 percent) on the power play in the first two games of the series.

West Division Semifinals (Best-of-Five)

No. 1 Alaska Aces (46-20-8) vs. No. 4 Bakersfield Condors (41-23-10) 7:00 p.m. PT
(Alaska Leads Series 2-1)
* Aces’ Charles Linglet leads ECHL playoff scoring with five points (3g-2a) in three games.
* Brett Lutes leads the Condors with three goals and three points.
* ECHL Saver of the Week Davis Parley stopped 33 shots in Condors’ 3-2 win in Game 3 on Thursday.
* Alaska center Olivier Filion has four points (2g-2a) and is a +3 in the first three games of the series.
* Including the regular season, Bakersfield has scored 14 of its 29 goals in the third period against Alaska.
* Aces have lost four of five games at Bakersfield in 2004-05.

No. 2 Long Beach Ice Dogs (44-21-9) vs. No. 3 Idaho Steelheads (43-24-7) 7:10 p.m. MT
(Series Tied 1-1)
* Idaho scored three consecutive goals in the first and second periods in its 3-2 win on Friday in Game 2.
* Ice Dogs went 0-for-6 on the power play in Game 2 compared to 2-for-3 in Game 1.
* Steelheads’ Frank Doyle stopped 29 of 31 shots in Game 2 for first professional playoff win.
* Long Beach was 22-9-5 with 2.44 goals-against average and +63 rating on the road in 2004-05.
* Idaho was 3-2-0 at home and averaged three goals per-game in regular season versus Long Beach.
* Evan Cheverie (13g-22a) and Marco Rosa (20g-16a) scored 71 points in 36 road games for Long Beach.

Upcoming Kelly Cup Playoffs Games

North Division Semifinals (Best-of-Five)

No. 3 Atlantic City (42-24-8) vs. No. 2 Trenton (44-21-9) Sunday, April 17 4:05 p.m. ET
(Trenton Leads Series 2-0)