ECHL Today – March 10

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Wheeling Nailers (33-17-5) at Dayton Bombers (18-37-5) 7:00 p.m. ET
* All-Star rookie Sean Collins leads Wheeling with 13 points (5g-8a) and is a +9 in six games against Dayton.
* Dayton’s Scott Cameron leads the team at home with 15 goals, 17 assists and 32 points in 26 games.
* Nailers are a perfect 8-0-0 and have a 1.88 goals-against average and a .931 save percentage against Dayton.
* Jeff Szwez leads the Bombers against Wheeling with six goals and seven points in five games.

Augusta Lynx (24-28-4) at Greenville Grrrowl (36-19-3) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Brian Passmore and Anthony Battaglia both have three points in the last two games for Augusta.
* In the last five games, Greenville has scored 50 percent (7 of 14) of its goals in the third period.
* Seven of Lynx’s 11 goals (63.6 percent) against Greenville have been on special teams (6ppg-1shg).
* John Snowden has scored five points (2g-3a) in the Grrrowl’s last three games.

Gwinnett Gladiators (39-11-7) at Charlotte Checkers (27-25-5) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Gwinnett’s Derek Nesbitt is second among ECHL rookies with 12 power-play goals.
* Charlotte’s Brandon Cullen has four-game home goal streak (4g) and five-game home point streak (4g-4a).
* Gladiators’ Jeff Dwyer is second among ECHL defensemen in plus-minus rating with +36.
* Checkers have scored 75 percent of their goals against Gwinnett on special teams (6ppg-3shg).

Pensacola Ice Pilots (19-34-6) at South Carolina Stingrays (24-21-11) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Rookie Jan Steber has a game-winning goal and three points (3g-0a) in the Ice Pilots last two games.
* In the last 10 games, South Carolina has gone 90.4 percent on the penalty kill (47 for 52).
* Pensacola’s Shaun Landolt has four goals and five points in his last three games.
* Stingrays’ Evan Schwabe has scored in five of his last six games (6g-4a).

Toledo Storm (33-18-5) at Reading Royals (34-16-7) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Toledo is undefeated on the road when leading after the second period (8-0-0).
* Reading rookie Dany Roussin is tied for team lead with eight points (3g-5a) in seven games against Toledo.
* Storm has won the last seven meetings and is 3-1-1 at Reading and 8-1-1 overall against the Royals.
* Reading’s Cody Rudkowsky is 11-2-3 with goals against of 2.53 and a save percentage of .916 at home.

Columbia Inferno (20-31-7) at Florida Everblades (36-18-3) 7:30 p.m. ET
* Columbia’s Derek Eastman has five points (2g-3a) in the last two games.
* Florida’s Daniel Sisca is second among rookies and 10th overall in the ECHL with 64 points (21g-43a).
* In the last five games, Inferno is 89.7 percent on the penalty kill, stopping 26 of 29 opportunities.
* Florida’s Corey Neilson is tied for third among defensemen with 13 goals and tied for fifth with 40 points.

Trenton Titans (26-29-2) at Johnstown Chiefs (25-21-11) 7:30 p.m. ET
* Trenton is 16-1-0 when leading after the second period.
* In the last five games, Johnstown has gone 4-1-0 and outscored its opponents 18-12.
* Scott Bertoli leads the Titans against Johnstown with three goals, five assists and eight points.
* Dennis Packard had two goals and a plus-minus rating of +2 in his first game with the Chiefs on Mar. 5.

Las Vegas Wranglers (42-10-6) at Victoria Salmon Kings (19-32-7) 7:00 p.m. PT
* Wranglers’ Matt Dzieduszycki is tied for second in the league with 31 goals.
* Victoria’s Steve Lingren leads ECHL defensemen with 14 power-play goals.
* Las Vegas’ Marc Magliarditi leads ECHL with 30 wins, his second 30-win season and first since 1998-99.
* Adam Taylor leads the Salmon Kings at home with 18 assists and 27 points.

Phoenix RoadRunners (19-35-3) at Bakersfield Condors (28-21-5) 7:00 p.m. PT
* In the last five games, Phoenix is 85.2 percent on the penalty kill stopping 23 of 27 opportunities.
* Bakersfield’s Sean Venedam leads all ECHL players with 15 power-play goals.
* RoadRunners’ Dean Tiltgen has three goals on seven shots (42.7 percent) in two games against Bakersfield.
* Condors’ Ryan Munce is 23-14-4 and leads ECHL goaltenders with 1,345 saves and seven shootout wins.

San Diego Gulls (27-24-5) at Fresno Falcons (33-11-11) 7:00 p.m. PT
* In their last three road games, Gulls’ are 3-0-0 and have outscored their opponents 10-3.
* Falcons’ Brett Jaeger is 3-0-1 with a 1.90 goals-against average against San Diego.
* San Diego has 20 of its 27 wins when leading after the second period (20-0-1).
* Fresno’s J.F. Plourde has scored in eight of his last nine games, registering 10 points (5g-5a).

Stockton Thunder (11-34-11) at Long Beach Ice Dogs (30-19–7) 7:30 p.m. PT
* Nathan Martz and Joel Irwin lead the Thunder in the last five games with five assists and eight points each.
* Greg Hewitt is 2-0-0 with a 1.85 goals-against average and a .935 save percentage against Stockton.
* Stockton’s Nathan Martz, Kevin Gardner and Joel Irwin each had two goals and an assist in 7-1 win on Tuesday.
* Ice Dogs’ Christian Larrivee has points in 13 of his last 14 games, recording 19 points (5g-14a).

Idaho Steelheads (32-18-7) at Alaska Aces (45-8-4) 7:15 p.m. AT
* Idaho has won its last three games, outscoring its opponent 10-3.
* Alaska’s Peter Metcalf scored four goals, including the game winner, in 8-4 win at Idaho on Nov. 11.
* Steelheads have scored 77.7 percent (7 of 9) of their goals against Alaska on special teams (6ppg-1shg).
* Barrett Heisten leads Alaska against Idaho with six assists, eight points and a plus-minus rating of +7.

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Kelly Cup Playoffs Update

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

Idaho wins AND Las Vegas Wins

OR

Idaho losses in overtime/shootout AND Las Vegas wins in regulation

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

Bakersfield wins AND Long Beach wins