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Toledo hosts Fort Wayne in 29th Game 7 in ECHL history

 

The Toledo Walleye host the Fort Wayne Komets tonight at 7:35 p.m. ET in Game 7 of their East Division Finals series. It marks just the 29th Game 7 in the ECHL’s 27-year history. It is the fifth Game 7 in the 2015 Kelly Cup Playoffs, which is the second most in a single postseason in ECHL history behind the six Game 7s that took place in the 2009 Kelly Cup Playoffs.

Toledo defeated Wheeling in a Game 7 in the North Division Semifinals, and is the seventh team in ECHL history to appear in two Game 7s in a single postseason. The Walleye look to join Dayton (2007), Las Vegas (2009) and Cincinnati (2010) as teams to win both of their Game 7s in the same year.

This is Fort Wayne’s first appearance in a Game 7 in the Kelly Cup Playoffs. Each of the Komets’ three wins in the series have come in overtime, as the three overtime games are tied for the second most in a single series in ECHL postseason history.

The home team is 20-8 all-time in ECHL Game 7’s, and has won six straight and 16 of the last 22. Five times a Game 7 has gone to overtime, with three of those being decided in double overtime. The home team has won four of the five Game 7s decided in overtime, including Toledo in the previous round.

Tonight’s game is available for viewing on ECHL.TV.

Game 7’s in ECHL History

 

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