ECHL Today – April 12

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2004 Kelly Cup Playoffs Southern Division Semifinals (Best-of-Five Series)
Florida Leads Series 2-1

No. 2 Roanoke Express (38-26-8) at No. 3 Florida Everblades (37-25-10) 7:30 ET
* Carl Mallette and Joe Dusbabek each had two goals in Roanoke’s 5-3 win in Game 3 at Florida on Friday.
* Tom Buckley had his first career playoff hat trick in Florida’s 6-3 win at Roanoke in Game 2 on Thursday.
* Express’ Dan Carlson scored two goals, including a power-play goal, in Game 2.
* Tom Buckley scored the game-winning goal and Rob Zepp made 39 saves in Florida’s 4-3 win at Roanoke in Game 1.
* Express’ Carl Mallette scored three points (2g-1a) and was +1 against Florida in Game 1.
* Tom Buckley has a goal in every game and leads the postseason with five goals and eight points.
* Roanoke’s Carl Mallette is tied for the postseason lead with three power-play goals and is tied for the rookie lead with four goals.
* Florida’s Ryan Brindley is tied for the lead among defensemen with one game-winning goal.
* Florida has qualified for the Kelly Cup Playoffs in each of its six seasons in the ECHL.
* Roanoke has qualified for the postseason in each of its 11 seasons, tying the ECHL record for playoff appearances.
* Florida’s Brian McCullough ranked second in the ECHL with 40 goals and third with 87 points.
* Express’ Carl Mallette ranked fourth among ECHL rookies with 43 assists and 71 points.

2004 Kelly Cup Playoffs Central Division Semifinals (Best-of-Five Series)
Gwinnett Leads Series 2-1

No. 2 Mississippi Sea Wolves (45-20-7) at No. 3 Gwinnett Gladiators (42-22-8) 7:35 ET
* Chris Goodjohn scored two goals in Gwinnett’s 6-3 win in Game 3 on Saturday.
* Sergei Kuznetsov scored the game-winning goal with 23 seconds remaining to give the Sea Wolves a 4-3 win in Game 2 at Mississippi on Friday.
* Chris Durno scored the game-winning goal in overtime as Gwinnett defeated Mississippi 2-1 in Game 1 on Wednesday.
* Mississippi’s Patrick Rochon is tied for the postseason scoring lead among defensemen with four points (1g-3a).
* Gwinnett’s Rick Emmett is tied for the lead among defensemen with two goals and leads defensemen with two power-play goals.
* Sergei Kuznetsov leads Mississippi in the postseason with four assists and six points.
* Chris Goodjohn leads Gwinnett in the postseason with three assists and five points.
* Mississippi’s Steffon Walby was second in the ECHL in scoring with 88 points (33g-55a) in 59 games.* Gwinnett’s Kevin Doell led ECHL rookies with 33 goals and seven game-winning goals.
* Mississippi, which won the Kelly Cup in 1999, is in the playoffs for third year in a row and the sixth time in its eight-year history.

2004 Kelly Cup Playoffs Northern Division Semifinals (Best-of-Five Series)
Series Tied 1-1

No. 2 Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies (47-19-6) at No. 3 Peoria Rivermen (45-18-9) 7:00 CT
* Garett Cameron scored three points (2g-1a) in Peoria’s 6-3 win at Atlantic City in Game 2 on Friday.
* Preston Mizzi scored the game-winning goal and had two points (1g-1a) in Atlantic City’s 3-2 win against Peoria in Game 1 on Wednesday.
* Nick Parillo leads Atlantic City in the postseason with two goals and three points.
* Garett Cameron leads Peoria in the postseason with four points (2g-2a).
* Rivermen’s Levente Szuper is 4-1-0 overall against the Bullies in 2003-04.
* Atlantic City won the Kelly Cup in 2003 and advanced to the Northern Conference Finals in 2002.
* Peoria has made the postseason in each of its eight seasons and won Kelly Cup in 2000.
* Atlantic City’s Jon Cullen led the league with nine shorthand points (5g-4a).
* Tyler Rennette led Peoria with 31 goals and 68 points in 65 games.
* Atlantic City set team records for points (100), wins (47) and road wins (23).
* Peoria’s Levente Szuper was 12-1 with three shutouts and a 2.00 GAA in his last 13 regular season games.