The South Carolina Stingrays bring an ECHL record 19-game winning streak into tonight’s game against Indy at the North Charleston Coliseum. Catch all of the action on ECHL.TV, with the opening face-off at 7:05 p.m. ET.
South Carolina looks to become just the second team in professional hockey history to win 20 consecutive games tonight. The American Hockey League’s Norfolk Admirals won their final 28 games during the 2011-12 regular season and went on to capture the Calder Cup title.
Goaltender Jeff Jakaitis is also chasing ECHL history in tonight’s game. During Saturday’s 4-0 win against Gwinnett, in which South Carolina set the ECHL record with their 18th straight win, Jakaitis set a new league record by extending his shutout streak to 259:32. He has not allowed goal since 3:01 into the first period of a 5-1 win against Gwinnett on March 6. He stopped all 23 shots in a 3-0 win at Gwinnett on March 7, did not allow a goal in 23:12 of playing time in a 3-1 win at Greenville on March 8 and turned aside all 19 shots in a 5-0 win at Gwinnett on March 13.
Saturday’s win was Jakaitis’ third consecutive shutout, which tied the ECHL record. It is the second time in Jakaitis’ career, and the seventh time in ECHL history, that a goaltender has posted shutouts in three consecutive games.
Jakaitis is on personal 11-game winning streak, which is tied for the third longest winning streak in one season by a goaltender. The league record for consecutive wins by a goaltender is 13, set by Roanoke’s Daniel Berthiaume during the 1994-95 season.