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ECHL Today – March 31

Atlanta Gladiators (24-34-8) at Greenville Swamp Rabbits (38-25-5)                  7 p.m. ET

  • Atlanta’s Josh Atkinson is tied for second among rookie defensemen with 37 assists.
  • Tommy Thompson leads Greenville against the Gladiators with six goals.
  • Gladiators are fifth on the power play on the road at 20.4 percent (22-for-108).
  • Swamp Rabbits lead the league with nine overtime wins.

 

Elmira Jackals (17-42-8) at Adirondack Thunder (36-20-11)                               7 p.m. ET

  • Sebastien Sylvestre leads Elmira against the Thunder with six points (3g-3a).
  • Adirondack’s Patch Alber is fourth among defensemen with 20 power-play assists.
  • Jackals are 10-1-3 when leading after two periods.
  • Thunder are 27-1-5 when scoring first.

 

Norfolk Admirals (25-37-4) at Reading Royals (37-24-5)                                      7 p.m. ET

  • Frankie Simonelli leads Norfolk against the Royals with three goals.
  • Reading’s Florian Iberer is 14th among defensemen with 39 points (9g-30a).
  • Admirals are 16-1-1 when leading after one period.
  • Royals are league’s least-penalized team with 11.08 penalty minutes per game.

 

Orlando Solar Bears (34-24-9) at South Carolina Stingrays (36-27-4)                 7:05 p.m. ET

  • Orlando’s Brenden Miller is tied for second among defensemen with two shorthanded goals.
  • Patrick Gaul leads South Carolina against the Solar Bears with seven points (1g-6a).
  • Solar Bears are tied for third with 13 shorthanded goals.
  • Stingrays are fourth on the penalty kill at home at 86.7 percent (104-for-120).

 

Indy Fuel (20-40-6) at Toledo Walleye (48-14-4)                                                    7:15 p.m. ET

  • Indy’s Matt Rupert is on a four-game goal streak (4g).
  • Tylor Spink leads Toledo against the Fuel with five points (1g-4a).
  • Fuel have scored at least four goals in four straight games and in five of their last six.
  • Walleye are first on the power play at home at 30.4 percent (41-for-135).

 

Kalamazoo Wings (36-28-4) at Florida Everblades (43-19-5)                               7:30 p.m. ET

  • Kalamazoo’s Tanner Sorenson is tied for the league lead with nine game-winning goals.
  • Brant Harris leads Florida against the K-Wings with two goals.
  • K-Wings are league’s fifth-least penalized team with 12.10 penalty minutes per game.
  • Everblades are third on the penalty kill at home at 87.2 percent (116-for-133).

 

Fort Wayne Komets (40-18-8) at Cincinnati Cyclones (35-28-4)                          7:35 p.m. ET

  • Fort Wayne’s Shawn Szydlowski is tied for the league lead with four shorthanded goals.
  • Shawn O’Donnell leads Cincinnati against the Komets with eight points (2g-6a).
  • Komets have outscored their opponents 92-55 in the third period.
  • Cyclones are tied for fourth with six shorthanded goals against.

 

Brampton Beast (37-22-8) at Wheeling Nailers (32-27-8)                                      7:35 p.m. ET

  • David Vallorani leads Brampton against the Nailers with six goals and 14 points.
  • Wheeling’s Cody Wydo leads the league with 15 power-play goals.
  • Beast are 20-6-1 against North Division opponents.
  • Nailers are tied for fourth with six shorthanded goals against.

 

Alaska Aces (31-26-10) at Quad City Mallards (39-24-4)                                      7:05 p.m. CT

  • Alaska’s Peter Sivak is tied for fourth with 34 goals.
  • Quad City’s Michael Parks is tied for second among rookies with 27 goals.
  • Aces are 23-1-6 when scoring first.
  • Mallards are only team to have not allowed a shorthanded goal at home.

 

Wichita Thunder (18-41-6) at Tulsa Oilers (26-33-8)                                             7:05 p.m. CT

  • Wichita’s Gerrad Grant is tied for second among rookies with three shorthanded assists.
  • Christophe Lalancette leads Tulsa against the Thunder with 10 points (2g-8a).
  • Thunder are fifth with 12 shorthanded goals.
  • Oilers are third with 34.51 shots per game.

 

Utah Grizzlies (32-28-7) at Rapid City Rush (25-25-8)                                          7:05 p.m. MT

  • Erik Bradford leads Utah with 57 points (15g-42a).
  • Rapid City’s Ryan Walters is seventh with 223 shots on goal.
  • Grizzlies are 15-5-7 in one-goal games.
  • Rush are 12-5-3 when leading after one period.

 

Colorado Eagles (45-18-5) at Idaho Steelheads (39-21-7)                                      7:10 p.m. MT

  • Casey Pierro-Zabotel leads Colorado against the Steelheads with 10 points (3g-7a).
  • Idaho’s Landon Bow leads the league with a 2.13 goals-against average.
  • Eagles are first on the power play on the road at 26.4 percent (34-for-129).
  • Steelheads are 21-9-3 when outshooting their opponent.

 

Kelly Cup Playoffs Update

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

 

Brampton wins OR Brampton loses in overtime/shootout

 

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

 

Reading wins AND Wheeling loses

 

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

 

Greenville wins AND Cincinnati loses OR Greenville loses in overtime/shootout AND Cincinnati loses in regulation

 

Toledo can clinch the Central Division title on Friday if:

 

Toledo wins OR Toledo loses in overtime/shootout OR Fort Wayne loses