ECHL Today – Feb. 20


 

Reading Royals (24-20-8) at Manchester Monarchs (32-14-5)                                  7 p.m. ET
•    Reading’s Justin Crandall leads rookies with 49 points (15g-34a).
•    Manchester’s Maxim Kitsyn is on a 10-game point streak since Jan. 24 (5g-6a).
•    Royals have outscored their opponents 60-40 in the third period.
•    Monarchs are 18-9-3 against East Division opponents.

South Carolina Stingrays (28-17-6) at Greenville Swamp Rabbits (24-20-6)            7 p.m. ET
•    Joe Devin leads South Carolina against the Swamp Rabbits with five goals.
•    Greenville’s Darian Dziurzynski has four points (2g-2a) in his last three games.
•    Stingrays are third with 2.35 goals-against per game.
•    Swamp Rabbits are tied for fifth with seven shorthanded goals.

Colorado Eagles (25-22-2) at Kalamazoo Wings (21-23-5)                                       7 p.m. ET
•    Colorado’s Trent Daavettila is second with 55 points (17g-38a).
•    Kalamazoo’s Ludwig Blomstrand is on a four-game goal streak since Feb. 12 (4g).
•    Eagles are 20-1-0 when leading after two periods.
•    K-Wings are tied for fifth with seven shorthanded goals.

Indy Fuel (25-26-2) at Orlando Solar Bears (23-20-6)                                              7 p.m. ET
•    Alex Lavoie leads Indy against the Solar Bears with three goals.
•    Orlando’s Eric Baier is tied for third among defensemen with 31 points (8g-23a).
•    Fuel are league’s least-penalized team with 9.98 penalty minutes per game.
•    Solar Bears have scored eight of their 10 shorthanded goals at home.

Adirondack Thunder (28-16-5) at Elmira Jackals (26-22-4)                                     7:05 p.m. ET
•    Adirondack’s Michael Kirkpatrick leads rookies with 19 goals.
•    Elmira’s Jacob MacDonald leads the league with four shorthanded goals.
•    Thunder are 15-5-4 when outshot by their opponent.
•    Jackals are tied for third with three shorthanded goals against.

Wheeling Nailers (24-21-5) at Brampton Beast (15-24-10)                                      7:15 p.m. ET
•    Wheeling’s Franky Palazzese is tied for third with three shutouts.
•    Chris Auger leads Brampton against the Nailers with four goals.
•    Nailers are 17-0-0 when leading after two periods.
•    Beast are fifth on the power play at home at 20.6 percent (21-for-102).

Florida Everblades (34-15-1) at Norfolk Admirals (21-28-3)                                    7:15 p.m. ET
•    Florida’s Justin Agosta is fifth among defensemen with a 13.2 percent shooting percentage (9-for-68).
•    Greg Chase leads Norfolk against the Everblades with three points (2g-1a).
•    Everblades are 9-0-1 in games decided in overtime or a shootout.
•    Admirals are 13-1-1 when leading after two periods.

Fort Wayne Komets (29-15-4) at Toledo Walleye (30-14-5)                                    7:15 p.m. ET
•    Mike Embach leads Fort Wayne against the Walleye with eight points (2g-6a).
•    Toledo’s Jeff Lerg is tied for fifth with a 2.17 goals-against average.
•    Komets lead the league on the power play at 22.5 percent (41-for-182).
•    Walleye are 13-5-5 in one-goal games.

Idaho Steelheads (27-20-5) at Wichita Thunder (10-31-10)                                    7:05 p.m. CT
•    Idaho’s Zach Yuen leads defensemen with 17 power-play points (3g-14a).
•    Kenton Miller leads Wichita with 11 goals.
•    Steelheads are 10-5-5 in one-goal games.
•    Thunder are 8-0-2 when leading after two periods.

Allen Americans (29-19-3) at Tulsa Oilers (26-18-5)                                               7:05 p.m. CT
•    Allen’s Chad Costello leads the league with 69 points (19g-50a).
•    Adam Pleskach leads Tulsa against the Oilers with five goals and 12 points.
•    Americans are 22-2-2 when scoring first.
•    Oilers lead the league with one shorthanded goal against.

Cincinnati Cyclones (25-20-5) at Quad City Mallards (24-21-5)                              7:05 p.m. CT
•    Cincinnati’s Nick Huard is on a four-game goal streak since Feb. 12 (5g).
•    Matt Carey leads Quad City with 14 goals.
•    Cyclones are league’s fourth-least penalized team with 11.36 penalty minutes per game.
•    Mallards are tied for third with three shorthanded goals against.

Evansville IceMen (18-24-6) at Missouri Mavericks (40-6-3)                                  7:05 p.m. CT
•    Nathan Moon leads Evansville with 33 points (10g-23a).
•    Missouri’s Jesse Root is tied for the league lead with 23 goals.
•    IceMen are second with 59 goals in the second period.
•    Mavericks are third on the power play at home at 21.7 percent (23-for-106).

Atlanta Gladiators (27-18-6) at Utah Grizzlies (29-19-4)                                        7:05 p.m. MT
•    Atlanta’s Derek Nesbitt is tied for the league lead with seven game-winning goals.
•    Utah’s Charles Sarault is tied for second with 18 power-play assists.
•    Gladiators are 22-5-5 when scoring first.
•    Grizzlies are fourth on the penalty kill at home at 88.1 percent (96-for-109).

Alaska Aces (19-26-5) at Rapid City Rush (20-26-4)                                               7:05 p.m. MT
•    Alaska’s Justin Breton is fifth with 164 shots on goal.
•    Spencer Pommells leads Rapid City against the Aces with four goals.
•    Aces are second with 33.70 shots per game.
•    Rush are first on the penalty kill at home at 88.6 percent (70-for-79).