Kelly Cup Finals spot up for grabs in Game 7

The 2016 Kelly Cup Finals matchup will be set tonight following Game 7 of the Eastern Conference between the Wheeling Nailers and South Carolina Stingrays. Face-off is set for 7:05 p.m. ET at the North Charleston Coliseum and you can catch all of the action LIVE on ECHL.TV.

Wheeling forced the decisive game with a 4-3 overtime win last night, capped by Jarrett Burton‘s game-winning goal with 1:19 remaining in the first overtime period.

Both teams have experienced a Game 7 already in the 2016 Kelly Cup Playoffs. Wheeling defeated Reading in overtime of Game during the Eastern Conference Semifinals while South Carolina eliminated Adirondack with a double overtime win in their Eastern Conference Semifinals series.

Wheeling is 2-2 in four previous Game 7s, with all four being decided in overtime. In addition to the win over Reading in the previous round, the Nailers defeated Greenville in the 2011 Eastern Conference Semifinals while falling to Toledo in the 2015 North Division Semifinals and to Cincinnati in the 2009 North Division Semifinals. The Nailers are seeking to become the first team in ECHL history to win Games 6 and 7 of a series on the road.

South Carolina, which tied an ECHL record by playing in three Game 7s last year, is 4-1 all-time in decisive games. In addition to their win over Adirondack in the conference semifinals, the Stingrays defeated Toledo in the 2015 Eastern Conference Finals,Reading in the 2015 East Division Semifinals and Alaska in the 2009 Kelly Cup Finals, while suffering a loss to Allen in the 2015 Kelly Cup Finals.

Tonight is the 38th Game 7 all-time in ECHL postseason history, and the sixth of the 2016 Kelly Cup Playoffs. The home team is 27-10 all-time in ECHL Game 7s (4-1 this year) and has won 13 of the last 15 Game 7s all-time.

Game 7’s in ECHL History

DATETEAMSROUND
May 11, 2016Adirondack 2 at SOUTH CAROLINA 3 (2 OT)CSF
May 11, 2016Reading 3 at WHEELING 4CSF
April 27, 2016Idaho 2 at ALLEN 3 (OT)CQF
April 27, 2016Cincinnati 0 at FORT WAYNE 2CQF
April 26, 2016READING 4 at Toledo 1CQF
June 14, 2015South Carolina 1 at ALLEN 6KCF
May 27, 2015SOUTH CAROLINA 1 at Toledo 0 (3 OT)CF
May 27, 2015Ontario 1 at ALLEN 3CF
May 13, 2015Fort Wayne 2 at TOLEDO 5DF
April 29, 2015Quad City 1 at RAPID CITY 2DSF
April 29, 2015Wheeling 1 at TOLEDO 2 (OT)DSF
April 29, 2015Reading 2 at SOUTH CAROLINA 3DSF
April 28, 2015Colorado 2 at ONTARIO 4DSF
May 1, 2013Florida 1 at READING 4CSF
April 14, 2013Las Vegas 4 at STOCKTON 6CQF
April 27, 2011WHEELING 4 at Greenville 3 (OT)CSF
May 12, 2010Reading 0 at CINCINNATI 1CF
April 28, 2010CINCINNATI 2 at Charlotte 1CSF
June 5, 2009SOUTH CAROLINA 4 at Alaska 2KCF
May 6, 2009Stockton 1 at LAS VEGAS 5DF
April 22, 2009STOCKTON 5 at Ontario 4DSF
April 22, 2009Bakersfield 1 at LAS VEGAS 5DSF
April 21, 2009ELMIRA 5 at Trenton 3DSF
April 20, 2009Wheeling 1 at CINCINNATI 2 (2 OT)DSF
May 5, 2008Reading 1 at CINCINNATI 6DF
May 18, 2007DAYTON 3 at Florida 1CF
May 3, 2007Cincinnati 3 at DAYTON 5DF
May 22, 2006Fresno 2 at ALASKA 3 (2 OT)CF
May 6, 2006Bakersfield 2 at FRESNO 4DF
April 22, 2006Long Beach 3 at BAKERSFIELD 4DSF
April 19, 2006Idaho 2 at LAS VEGAS 6DSF
May 16, 2005TRENTON 2 at Alaska 0CF
May 3, 2003Cincinnati 2 at ATLANTIC CITY 3CF
May 13, 2001Peoria 3 at TRENTON 4CF
May 30, 1999Richmond 3 at MISSISSIPPI 4 (2 OT)KCF
March 31, 1992Roanoke Valley 2 at GREENSBORO 61st
April 12, 1989CAROLINA 7 at Johnstown 4RCF