ECHL Today – February 24

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Dayton Bombers (18-30-4) at Reading Royals (31-13-6) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Reading has won the last three meetings and is 7-1-0 overall and 3-1-0 at home against Dayton.
* Dayton’s Mark Flood has scored 55.5 percent (5 of 9) of his goals against Reading.
* Royals’ Dany Roussin has two game-winning goals and four points (2g-2a) in his last four games.
* Bombers penalty kill is 92.6 percent (25 for 27) in the last five games.

Columbia Inferno (18-30-6) at South Carolina Stingrays (20-19-10) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Mike Stathopoulos (4g-2a) and F.P. Guenette (3g-3a) lead Inferno in scoring against the Stingrays.
* South Carolina is 2-0-1 at home and 5-1-1 overall against the Inferno.
* Columbia’s Chris Houle is third in the league with 1,053 saves.
* Stingrays’ Jeff Legue is tied for the ECHL rookie lead with five game-winning goals.

Charlotte Checkers (27-22-5) at Greenville Checkers (31-17-3) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Grrrowl has won the last four games against Charlotte, including two in shootouts and an overtime win.
* Checkers lead the league with 17 shorthand goals and are third on the penalty kill at 84.5 percent.
* Grrrowl defenseman Duncan Dalmao has six points (2g-4a) in five games against Charlotte.
* Checkers had six different players who scored two points in 6-2 win against South Carolina on Feb. 19.

Toledo Storm (27-16-5) at Johnstown Chiefs (21-20-11) 7:30 p.m. ET
* Ken Magowan (5g-6a) and Scooter Smith (6g-5a) lead Toledo in scoring against Johnstown.
* Dmitri Tarabrin has four goals and six points in his last four games with the Chiefs.
* Storm has scored 50 percent (18 of 36) of its goals against Johnstown in the third period.
* Chiefs are 3-3-3 in their last nine games with seven games being determined by one goal (2-2-3).

Gwinnett Gladiators (34-11-6) at Florida Everblades (33-16-3) 7:30 p.m. ET
* Gladiators won the last two games at Florida and are 2-2-0 on the road and 5-2-1 overall against Everblades.
* Florida had four of five shooters score in its 3-2 shootout win at Gwinnett on Feb. 18.
* Adam Berkhoel is 1-0-1 with a 1.92 goals-against average and .938 save percentage against the Everblades.
* Gwinnett leads the league on the power play at 23.7 percent and Florida is third at 22.1 percent.

Wheeling Nailers (31-16-4) at Trenton Titans (25-23-2) 7:35 p.m. ET
* Nailers’ rookie Andy Franck is 3-2-0 with goals against of 1.59 and save percentage of .938 against Titans.
* Trenton rookie Dustin Traylen is a perfect 3-0-0 with a 2.01 goals-against average against Wheeling.
* Wheeling’s Sean Collins has four points (1g-3a) in his last three games.
* Titans’ All-Star Scott Bertoli leads the team in February with 12 assists and 13 points in 11 games.

Alaska Aces (41-8-6) at Victoria Salmon Kings (17-30-5) 7:00 p.m. PT
* Aces are 4-1-1 and averaging 4.8 goals-per game against the Salmon Kings.
* Simon Mangos scored the game-winning goal in Victoria’s 5-3 win at Alaska on Dec. 31.
* Alaska’s Matt Underhill is 4-1-0 with two shutouts and goals against of 2.00 in five starts against Victoria.
* Defenseman Steve Lingren leads Victoria the last 10 games with four goals and nine points.

Bakersfield Condors (23-19-5) at Fresno Falcons (30-10-10) 7:00 p.m. PT
* Fresno is unbeaten in regulation (2-0-2) against Bakersfield with three of the games decided by one goal.
* Falcons have scored 12 of their 16 goals against Bakersfield in the second period.
* Bakersfield defenseman Kevin Truelson has three points (1g-2a) in two games against Fresno.
* Falcons’ Luke Curtin has a five-game scoring streak (1g-6a).

Idaho Steelheads (29-16-7) at Las Vegas Wranglers (36-9-6) 7:05 p.m. PT
* Las Vegas has won the last two meetings in a shootout to improve to 3-1-1 against Idaho.
* D’Arcy McConvey leads the Steelheads against Las Vegas with four goals and nine points in five games.
* Dan Tudin (12g-21a) and Matt Dzieduszycki (14g-19a) lead the Wranglers in scoring at home.
* Idaho’s Matthew Yeats is 7-0-2 with a 2.40 goals-against average in nine road games.

San Diego Gulls (20-23-5) at Phoenix RoadRunners (18-28-3) 7:11 p.m. PT
* Gulls’ Jesse Bennefield has four assists in his last two games and eight points (3g-5a) in his last five games.
* Phoenix is 3-1-0 against San Diego and has outscored the Gulls 15-7.
* San Diego has gone 86.2 percent (50-for-58) on the penalty kill in its last 10 games.
* Michael Mole is 2-0-0 and has stopped 71 of 76 shots in the RoadRunners last two games.

Utah Grizzlies (30-20-4) at Long Beach Ice Dogs (29-17-6) 7:30 p.m. PT
* All-Star rookie Justin Aikins leads Long Beach against Utah with six assists and nine points in four games.
* Alfie Michaud is 2-0-0 with goals against of 0.50 and save percentage of .982 against Long Beach.
* In the last nine games, Utah is 8-1-0 and six different players have scored a game-winning goal.
* Ice Dogs’ Sean McAslan has a six-game home scoring streak (8g-3a).

Kelly Cup Playoffs Update

Fresno can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Friday if:

Fresno wins

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