The South Carolina Stingrays look to extend a pair of ECHL record winning streaks tonight, and in the process set a new record for most consecutive games without a regulation loss, when they play the third game of a seven-game road trip at Indy. Face-off from Indiana Farmers Coliseum is scheduled for 7:35 p.m. ET. Visit ECHL.TV to watch tonight’s game.
The Stingrays’ 23-game winning streak makes them just the second team in professional hockey history to post a winning streak of at least 20 games, joining the American Hockey League’s Norfolk Admirals, who won their final 28 games of the 2011-12 regular season and went on to capture the 2012 Calder Cup title.
South Carolina’s 23 straight games without a regulation loss is tied for the league record, which was set by the 2007-08 Texas Wildcatters, who went 18-0-5 from Nov. 18, 2007-Jan. 12, 2008.
Also on the line tonight is the Stingrays’ ECHL-record 13-game road winning streak.
The Stingrays began their streak with a 7-1 win at Greenville on Feb. 7. South Carolina had been just 1-7-2 in the 10 games leading up to the first win of the streak, and was 18-18-7 on the season, sitting in sixth place in the East Division and 10 points out of a playoff spot.
Thanks to the winning streak, the Stingrays have improved their overall record to 41-18-7 for 89 points.
South Carolina has outscored its opponents 100-35 during the streak, and has won 20 of the 23 games in regulation. The Stingrays have allowed two goals or less 16 times during the streak, and have shutout their opponents six times.
Jeff Jakaitis looks to extend his own personal 15-game winning streak, which is an ECHL record for longest winning streak by a goaltender.