ECHL Today – April 27

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American Conference Semifinals (Best-of-Five)

No. 2 Gwinnett Gladiators (40-24-8) at No. 3 Charlotte Checkers (39-26-7) 7:05 p.m. ET
Series Tied 1-1
* Checkers defenseman Kenton Smith has two goals, both game winners, including Game 2 on Monday.
* Defenseman Joe Bourne scored the game winner in overtime for Gwinnett in Game 1.
* Defenseman Dan Preston leads the Checkers in the series with three points, all assists.
* Sean Fields is 0-1 despite a 1.11 goals-against average and .960 save percentage against Charlotte.
* Charlotte has scored three of its five goals in the series in the first period.
* Gwinnett has scored three of its five goals in the series in the second period.
* Adam Berkhoel, who allowed three goals on five shots in Game 2, ranks second in the playoffs with 1.55 goals-against average.
* Charlotte is 2-1 in its last three games with each game decided in overtime.
* Gladiators are 1-1 with a 2.84 goals-against average and plus-minus rating of -5 on the road in the playoffs.
* Checkers’ Alex Westlund is 2-0 with 1.50 goals-against average and .952 save percentage at home in playoffs.

National Conference – North Division Finals (Best-of-Five)

No. 1 Reading Royals (43-22-7) at No. 2 Trenton Titans (42-21-9) 7:00 p.m. ET
Series Tied 1-1
* Rick Kowalsky scored the game-winner for Trenton with in the second period in Game 2 on Saturday.
* Reading is 2-0 with a plus-minus rating of +19 on the road in the playoffs.
* Trenton is 1-for-7 (14.3 percent) on power play at home compared to 5-for-17 (29.4 percent) on the road.
* Barry Brust is 2-0 with 1.50 goals-against average on the road, allowing two goals on 80 shots.
* Titans’ Andrew Allen is 2-0 with a 1.50 goals-against average at home in the playoffs.
* Neither team has scored a goal in the third period in the series.
* Trenton is 2-for-10 (20 percent) on the power play and Reading is 1-for-10 (10 percent) in the series.
* Royals’ defenseman Tom Galvin has two assists and is +5 through six games in the playoffs.
* Titans went 4-1-0 at home against Reading in the regular season, winning the last three meetings.
* Royals’ All-Star Ryan Kinasewich has five points (1g-4a) in three playoff games.

Other Kelly Cup Playoffs Series

American Conference Semifinals (Best-of-Five)

No. 1 Florida Everblades (42-20-10) vs. No. 4 Greenville Grrrowl (39-28-5)
Florida Wins Series 3-0

National Conference – West Division Finals (Best-of-Five)

No. 1 Alaska Aces (45-19-8) vs. No. 2 Long Beach Ice Dogs (43-20-9)
Alaska Wins Series 3-0