ECHL Today – June 1

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KELLY CUP FINALS
(Best-of-Seven)

National Conference Champion Alaska Aces (53-12-7)

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American Conference Champion Gwinnett Gladiators (50-15-7)

7:35 p.m. ET

Alaska Leads Series (3-1)

* Cam Brown led the Gladiators with three points (1g-2a) in 6-1 win over Alaska in Game 4 on Wednesday.
* Alaska’s Chris Minard hasn’t scored in Games 3 and 4 after registering six points (5g-1a) in Games 1 and 2.
* Seven different Gwinnett players recorded two points or more in Game 4.
* Wednesday’s 6-1 loss is first time that Aces’ Chris Beckford-Tseu has given up six goals in his ECHL career.
* Gladiators’ Adam Berkhoel stopped 18 of 19 shots in Game 4 to improve to 6-2 in the postseason.
* Aces are looking to win their first Kelly Cup and the first professional title in the state of Alaska since 1980.
* Gwinnett is 2-2 all time when it faces elimination from the Kelly Cup Playoffs.
* In the history of the ECHL, nine teams have led 3-1 in the finals and eight have gone on to win championship.
* Mississippi is only team to come back from 3-1 deficit, beating Richmond in seven games in 1999.
* Only second time ever that the finals series has opened with three one-goal games (Toledo vs. Raleigh in 1994).
* Aces are 3-2 in 2006 and 6-5 all time when they can eliminate a team from the Kelly Cup Playoffs.
* Gwinnett’s Milan Gajic leads all rookies and is tied for second overall in postseason with 11 goals and 19 points.
* Alaska’s Kimbi Daniels had his eight-game road scoring streak (2g-7a) end in 6-1 loss in Game 4.
* Troy Milam had two assists in Game 4 extending his home scoring streak to six games (0g-7a).
* Alaska has scored 62 percent (8 of 13) of its goals in the Kelly Cup Finals on the power play.
* Gladiators are 2-0 all time in Game 5 and both wins have come in overtime, including 3-2 at Toledo on May 16.
* Alaska is 2-0 in Game 5 in 2006 and 3-1 all time in Game 5.
* Gwinnett’s Guillaume Desbiens has four power-play goals and 10 points (6g-4a) in eight home games.
* In games following a loss on the road, Alaska is 2-0 in the playoffs and was 7-2-3 in the regular season.
* Gwinnett has scored a power-play goal in seven of its last eight postseason games.
* Game 6, if necessary, will be played at 7:15 p.m. AT on Saturday at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage.

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