ECHL Today – May 25

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


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

7:15 p.m. AT

Alaska Leads Series (1-0)

* Chris Minard scored his league-leading 10th and 11th goals in the Aces’ 3-2 win over Gwinnett in Game 1.
* Gwinnett suffered its first road loss of the playoffs, losing 3-2 at Alaska in Game 1 on Wednesday.
* Kimbi Daniels scored the game winner for Alaska at 19:14 of the third period in Game 1 on Wednesday.
* Gwinnett’s Milan Gajic has a three-game goal streak (3g) and a seven-game road scoring streak (7g-3a).
* In his first start since Apr. 27, Aces’ Matt Underhill had 34 saves, including nine in the third period, in Game 1.
* In games following a road loss during the regular season, Gwinnett was 13-2-0.
* Alaska defenseman Ryan Gaucher has three assists in his last two home games.
* Gwinnett rookie Scott Mifsud has five goals on 18 shots (27.8 percent) and seven points in seven road games.
* In their last seven home games, Aces are 5-2 with a 3-1 record in overtime and a 4-2 record in one-goal games.
* Sean Fields stopped 36 of 39 shots for the Gladiators in their 3-2 loss at Alaska in Game 1.
* Alaska is 5-1 all time in Kelly Cup Playoffs series when it wins Game 1.
* Gwinnett is 1-1 all time in series when it loses Game 1, beating Louisiana in four games in 2004.
* Aces’ Alex Leavitt leads rookies in postseason in assists (10) and is tied for the lead in power-play assists (8).
* Gwinnett’s 3-2 loss in Game 1 was first time in 2006 playoffs that Gladiators have scored less than three goals.
* In Game 2, Alaska is 3-0 in 2006 and 6-2 all time while Gwinnett is 1-2 in 2006 and 3-5 all time.
* Alaska’s Kimbi Daniels leads the postseason with 17 points (4g-13a), including two points (1g-1a) in Game 1.
* Game 2 will be the fifth straight road game for Gwinnett, which is 6-1 on the road.
* In its last three games against non-conference opponents, Alaska is 3-0 and has outscored its opponent 19-5.
* In its last six games against non-conference opponents, Gwinnett is 3-3 including 1-3 in one-goal games.
* Game 1 was first non-conference game for Gwinnett since Mar. 27, 2005 at San Diego.

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