ECHL Today – March 4

Preview of Games for Saturday, March 4, 2006
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Trenton Titans (26-27-2) at Reading Royals (33-15-7) 7:05 p.m. ET
* T.J. Kemp has four points (2g-2a) and is a +4 in the last two games with the Royals.
* Scott Bertoli leads the Titans with 24 assists and 31 points in 29 games on the road in 2005-06.
* Cody Rudkowsky is 5-2-0 with a 1.14 goals-against average and a .956 save percentage against Trenton.
* Chris Pittman has three goals, including two shorthand, and five points in eight games against Reading.

Augusta Lynx (24-26-4) at Columbia Inferno (19-31-7) 7:30 p.m. ET
* Lynx is 5-1-0 in the last five games, scoring an average of 4.8 goals per game in that span.
* Brandon Nolan averages two points per game with eight points (2g-6a) in four games against Augusta.
* Dan Sullivan has four goals and seven points in his last six games for Augusta.
* Derek Eastman had a goal and two assists in Columbia’s loss to Gwinnett on Friday.

Charlotte Checkers (27-24-5) at Florida Everblades (35-18-3) 7:30 p.m. ET
* Everblades are unbeaten (2-0-0) against Charlotte at home, outscoring them 9-5 in 2005-06.
* Mike Bayrack has four goals, including three power play, and eight points in five games against Florida.
* Defenseman Chris Lee has three points (1g-2a) and leads the team with +7 in five games against Charlotte.
* Checkers’ power play is 30 percent (9-for-30) against the Everblades.

Greenville Grrrowl (34-18-3) at Toledo Storm (31-17-5) 7:35 p.m. ET
* Cam Ellsworth stopped all 31 shots in Greenville’s 1-0 shootout win at Wheeling on Friday.
* Storm has won its last four games at home, outscoring opponents 18-8 in that span.
* Grrrowl is 3-1-0 in the last four road games, with each win coming in a shootout.
* Eight players scored at least two points in Toledo’s 8-2 win against Trenton on Friday.

Pensacola Ice Pilots (17-32-6) at Gwinnett Gladiators (37-11-7) 7:35 p.m. ET
* Sean Fields is 6-0-1 with a 1.84 goals-against average and .943 save percentage against Pensacola.
* Bobby Cunningham has six points (2g-4a) in three games against the Gladiators in 2005-06.
* Gladiators have scored 16 goals on special teams (11ppg-5shg) in eight games against Pensacola.
* Ice Pilots’ Adam Courchaine has points in six of his last eight games, scoring 11 points (4g-7a) in that span.

Phoenix RoadRunners (18-33-3) at Idaho Steelheads (31-18-7) 7:10 p.m. MT
* Steve Silverthorn shutout Phoenix 1-0 on Friday and has a shutout streak of 90:38 in the last two games.
* Ryan Cyr stopped 38 of 39 shots in the RoadRunners 1-0 loss at Idaho on Friday.
* Steelheads have the league’s second best power play at 22.3 percent (80-for-359).
* RoadRunners have scored five goals in the last five games, all of which have been in the second period.

Bakersfield Condors (26-20-5) at Victoria Salmon Kings (18-30-7) 7:00 p.m. PT
* Condors have won the last two meetings, outscoring Victoria 7-3 in that span.
* Ryan Wade has a five-game scoring streak, registering a goal and six assists for Victoria in that span.
* Sean Venedam scored at 19:01 in the third period in Condors’ 4-3 shootout win at Victoria on Friday.
* Nate Forster leads the Victoria defense with four points (1g-3a) and a +4 rating in the last five games.

Las Vegas Wranglers (40-9-6) at San Diego Gulls (25-24-5) 7:05 p.m. PT
* Christian Chartier had three points (2g-1a) and a +4 rating in the Wranglers 6-2 win at San Diego on Friday.
* Gulls defenseman Grady Moore has six assists and seven points in four games against Las Vegas.
* Matt Dzieduszycki has 14 points (3g-11a) in five games against San Diego in 2005-06.
* Gulls’ Steve Hildenbrand has points in nine of his last 11 games, scoring 15 points (6g-9a) in that span.

Dayton Bombers (18-33-5) at Stockton Thunder (8-33-11) 7:30 p.m. PT
* Mike Lalonde is tied for the Thunder lead with eight goals, including six power play, and 17 points at home.
* Jeff Szwez has three goals and four points in his last four games for the Bombers.
* Stockton’s Joel Irwin has four points (1g-3a) in two games against Dayton.
* Dayton has had eight different goaltenders appear in 28 games on the road in 2005-06.

Utah Grizzlies (32-22-5) at Alaska Aces (44-8-4) 7:15 p.m. AT
* Matt Underhill made 28 saves, for his league-leading fifth shutout in the Aces 3-0 win over Utah on Friday.
* Defenseman Tom Reimann leads Utah with six points (1g-5a) and a +3 rating in four games against Alaska.
* Aces have scored 57.1 percent of their goals (12 of 21) on special teams (10ppg-2shg) against the Grizzlies.
* Ryan Kinasewich, Louis Dumont and Garett Cameron combine for 17 points in the last five games for Utah.

Kelly Cup Playoffs Update

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

Reading wins OR loses in overtime/shootout

OR

Stockton wins

Long Beach can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Saturday if:

Dayton Wins

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

Florida wins

OR

Florida loses in overtime/shootout AND Augusta wins

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

Greenville wins AND Augusta wins in regulation

OR

Greenville wins AND Gwinnett wins

OR

Greenville loses in overtime/shootout AND Gwinnett wins in regulation

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