ECHL Today – March 17

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Wheeling Nailers (30-25-6) at Adirondack Thunder (31-19-10)                           7 p.m. ET

  • Wheeling’s Christian Hilbrich is third among rookies in plus-minus at +24.
  • Adirondack’s Stepan Falkovsky leads the league with 14 power-play goals.
  • Nailers are 20-10-2 when outshooting their opponent.
  • Thunder are second on the power play at home at 26.4 percent (34-for-129).

 

Indy Fuel (16-38-6) at Kalamazoo Wings (32-26-4)                                               7 p.m. ET

  • Indy’s Jake Hildebrand leads the league with 1,226 saves.
  • Eric Kattelus leads Kalamazoo against the Fuel with four points (1g-3a).
  • Fuel are 12-3-2 when leading after two periods.
  • K-Wings are tied for fourth with six shorthanded goals against.

 

Atlanta Gladiators (23-28-8) at Manchester Monarchs (31-19-11)                       7 p.m. ET

  • Atlanta’s Alex Gacek is third among rookies with 24 goals.
  • Matt Leitner leads Manchester with 53 points (14g-39a).
  • Gladiators are 4-0-0 against North Division opponents.
  • Monarchs are third on the power play at home at 25.5 percent (26-for-102).

 

Orlando Solar Bears (30-21-9) at Florida Everblades (40-15-5)                           7:30 p.m. ET

  • Joe Perry leads Orlando against the Everblades with seven points (4g-3a).
  • Florida’s Stephen MacAulay is on a four-game goal streak (4g).
  • Solar Bears lead the league with 37.65 shots per game.
  • Everblades are second on the penalty kill at home at 88.2 percent (105-for-119).

 

Reading Royals (36-21-4) at Norfolk Admirals (22-34-4)                                      7:30 p.m. ET

  • Reading’s Matt Wilkins is tied for second with four shorthanded assists.
  • Frankie Simonelli leads Norfolk against the Royals with four points (2g-2a).
  • Royals are second with 14 shorthanded goals.
  • Admirals are 13-1-1 when leading after two periods.

 

Tulsa Oilers (26-30-6) at Fort Wayne Komets (36-15-7)                                        8 p.m. ET

  • Darcy Murphy leads Tulsa with 17 goals.
  • Fort Wayne’s Shawn Szydlowski is tied for the league lead with four shorthanded goals.
  • Oilers are third with 34.52 shots per game.
  • Komets have outscored their opponents 85-48 in the third period.

 

Wichita Thunder (18-36-4) at Allen Americans (39-17-5)                         7:05 p.m. CT

  • Matt DeBlouw leads Wichita with 34 points (13g-21a).
  • Allen’s Chad Costello leads the league with 106 points (31g-75a).
  • Thunder are 12-2-3 when leading after two periods.
  • Americans are 30-2-3 when scoring first.

 

Missouri Mavericks (28-24-8) at Quad City Mallards (33-23-4)                           7:05 p.m. CT

  • Dane Fox leads Missouri against the Mallards with five goals and 11 points.
  • Quad City’s C.J. Motte is fifth with a 2.59 goals-against average.
  • Mavericks are first on the penalty kill on the road at 87.7 percent (93-for-106).
  • Mallards have a league-leading 19 wins in one-goal games (19-8-4).

 

Colorado Eagles (41-15-5) at Utah Grizzlies (29-25-7)                                           7 p.m. MT

  • Colorado’s Matt Garbowsky is third with 33 goals.
  • Ralph Cuddemi leads Utah against the Eagles with six goals and nine points.
  • Eagles are 30-1-1 when scoring first.
  • Grizzlies are seventh with 30.33 shots-against per game.

 

Rapid City Rush (22-31-8) at Idaho Steelheads (35-19-7)                                     7:10 p.m. MT

  • Ryan Walters leads Rapid City against the Steelheads with six goals and 10 points.
  • Idaho’s Anthony Luciani is fifth with 207 shots on goal.
  • Rush are 12-4-3 when leading after one period.
  • Steelheads are fifth on the power play at 22.3 percent (51-for-229).

 

Cincinnati Cyclones (33-26-4) at Alaska Aces (30-22-9)                                        7:15 p.m. AKT

  • Cincinnati’s Michael Houser is tied for fourth with a .916 save percentage.
  • Alaska’s Yan-Pavel Laplante leads rookies with three shorthanded goals.
  • Cyclones are fourth with 2.89 goals-against per game.
  • Aces are 22-1-5 when scoring first.

 

Kelly Cup Playoffs Update

 

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

 

Florida wins AND Cincinnati loses

 

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

 

Colorado wins OR Colorado loses in overtime/shootout OR Missouri loses

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