Going a perfect 3-0-0 and outscoring its opponents 15-4, Las Vegas extended its win streak to five games and improved to 29-6-3 to remain in first place in the West Division, four points ahead of Alaska at 23-9-2. The Wranglers will travel to Phoenix on Thursday and San Diego on Friday while Alaska hosts Stockton on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
During the current winning streak, Marc Magliarditi (3-0-0) and All-Star Game selection Mike McKenna (2-0-0) have stopped 117 shots for a save percentage of .951 and have allowed only six goals in the last five games for a goals against of 1.27. Magliarditi stopped all 20 shots in a 2-0 win against Phoenix on Saturday to move into a tie for the league lead with three shutouts while adding to his ECHL career record for shutouts with 25.
Posting back-to-back wins at Idaho for the second time this season, Victoria improved to 14-23-1 and needs only one more win to equal its win total from 2004-05 (15-52-5). The Salmon Kings have won four of their last six games and are 2-0-0 on their current five-game road trip that continues at Bakersfield on Friday and Saturday and concludes on Sunday at Long Beach.
All-Star starter Steve Lingren has four points (2g-2a) in the last three games and leads ECHL defensemen with 15 goals and 10 power-play goals while he is tied for the lead with three game-winning goals and ranks second with 30 points. Ryan Wade has a seven-game scoring streak (8g-3a) while in the last six games Lanny Gare has a game-winning goals and seven points (4g-3a) and Mike Wirll has 10 points (3g-7a).
After going 6-2-0 on its eight-game road trip, Alaska will host Stockton on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at Sullivan Arena where the Aces are 14-2-1.
Michael Mole made 35 saves for first professional shutout as Phoenix beat Alaska 3-0 on Jan. 10, ending the RoadRunners team record six-game home winless streak and team record eight-game winless streak.