ECHL Today – Feb. 18

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Florida Everblades (33-9-5) at Greenville Swamp Rabbits (27-18-5)                   7 p.m. ET

  • Florida’s Michael Kirkpatrick is tied for the league lead in plus-minus at +30.
  • Ahti Oksanen leads Greenville against the Everblades with three goals.
  • Everblades are tied for third with four shorthanded goals against.
  • Swamp Rabbits have a league-leading 10 wins when trailing after one period (10-10-3).

 

Elmira Jackals (9-33-7) at Reading Royals (29-17-3)                                             7 p.m. ET

  • Steven Kaunisto leads Elmira against the Royals with four points (0g-4a).
  • Reading’s Nick Luukko is tied for fourth among defensemen in plus-minus at +22.
  • Jackals are league’s third-least penalized team with 11.53 penalty minutes per game.
  • Royals have outscored their opponents 67-48 in the third period.

 

Manchester Monarchs (29-13-9) at South Carolina Stingrays (28-20-3)              7:05 p.m. ET

  • Manchester’s Sam Brittain is tied for fifth with 19 wins.
  • Rob Flick leads South Carolina against the Monarchs with four goals and eight points.
  • Monarchs have outscored their opponents 82-57 in the second period.
  • Stingrays are 9-0-3 in games decided in overtime or a shootout.

 

Adirondack Thunder (26-14-9) at Atlanta Gladiators (19-24-7)                          7:05 p.m. ET

  • Adirondack’s Stepan Falkovsky leads defensemen with 16 goals.
  • Atlanta’s Matt Ginn is tied for second with 921 saves.
  • Thunder are third on the power play on the road at 23.3 percent (20-for-86).
  • Gladiators are 15-2-2 when leading after two periods.

 

Kalamazoo Wings (24-22-4) at Wheeling Nailers (26-18-5)                                   7:05 p.m. ET

  • Lane Scheidl leads Kalamazoo against the Nailers with four goals.
  • Wheeling’s Kevin Schulze is second among defensemen with 33 assists.
  • K-Wings are 15-2-3 when scoring first.
  • Nailers are tied for fifth with five shorthanded goals against.

 

Brampton Beast (28-16-5) at Fort Wayne Komets (29-15-5)                                 7:30 p.m. ET

  • Brandon MacLean leads Brampton against the Komets with five goals.
  • Fort Wayne’s Mike Cazzola is fifth among rookies with six power-play goals.
  • Beast are 11-3-5 in one-goal games.
  • Komets are fourth with 28.88 shots-against per game.

 

Rapid City Rush (17-25-8) at Allen Americans (34-16-4)                                      7:05 p.m. CT

  • Mark Cooper leads Rapid City against the Americans with six points (2g-4a).
  • Allen’s Riley Gill has won his last 10 decisions.
  • Rush are 11-2-3 when leading after one period.
  • Americans are 26-2-2 when scoring first.

 

Quad City Mallards (29-19-2) at Missouri Mavericks (23-19-7)                           7:05 p.m. CT

  • Chris Francis leads Quad City against the Mavericks with eight points (3g-5a).
  • Missouri’s Darren Nowick is tied for fifth among rookies with 40 points (18g-22a).
  • Mallards are 18-7-2 in one-goal games.
  • Mavericks are 11-2-1 when leading after one period.

       

Indy Fuel (14-33-4) at Tulsa Oilers (24-25-5)                                                          7:05 p.m. CT

  • Indy’s Jake Hildebrand leads the league with 1,083 saves.
  • Darcy Murphy leads Tulsa against the Fuel with three goals.
  • Fuel are 10-3-1 when leading after two periods.
  • Oilers are third with 34.06 shots per game.

 

Toledo Walleye (34-12-3) at Wichita Thunder (15-28-4)                                       7:05 p.m. CT

  • Toledo’s Jake Paterson is sixth with a 2.54 goals-against average.
  • Wichita’s Matt DeBlouw is tied for first among rookies with two shorthanded goals.
  • Walleye lead the league with 4.14 goals per game.
  • Thunder are 10-2-3 when leading after two periods.

 

Idaho Steelheads (27-17-7) at Utah Grizzlies (25-21-4)                                          7 p.m. MT

  • Jefferson Dahl leads Idaho against the Grizzlies with 11 points (2g-9a).
  • Utah’s Ralph Cuddemi is second among rookies with 22 goals.
  • Steelheads are tied for third with 1`4 games decided beyond regulation.
  • Grizzlies are fourth on the penalty kill at home at 87.4 percent (97-for-111).

 

Colorado Eagles (33-14-4) at Alaska Aces (25-16-7)                                              7:15 p.m. AKT

  • Matt Garbowsky leads Colorado against the Aces with six goals and 11 points.
  • Alaska’s Stephen Perfetto is tied for fifth with 60 points (25g-35a).
  • Eagles are first on the power play on the road at 24.2 percent (24-for-99).
  • Aces are fifth with 33.54 shots per game.

MOST WINS BY GOALTENDER, CAREER

265 – Nick Vitucci (Carolina, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Hampton Roads, Toledo, Charlotte and Greenville, 1998-2001)

217 – Marc Magliarditi (Columbus, Florida, Louisiana, Richmond and Las Vegas, 1997-2007)

201 – Daniel Berthiaume (Roanoke, Wheeling and Greensboro, 1994-96 and 1997-2004)

173 – Jason Saal (South Carolina, Hampton Roads, Peoria, Louisiana, Dayton, Arkansas and Augusta, 1995-2005)

172 – Joel Martin (Columbus, Trenton, Elmira, Augusta and Kalamazoo, 2003-04, 2006-09 and 2012-Present)

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