ECHL Today – April 23

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National Conference – North Division Finals (Best-of-Five)
Reading Leads Series 1-0

No. 2 Trenton Titans (42-21-9) at No. 1 Reading Royals (43-22-7) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Preston Mizzi had two goals and Ryan Kinasewich had two assists in Reading’s 4-2 win in Game 1.
* Royals are 2-1 with a 1.01 goals-against average and a plus-minus rating of +15 at home in the playoffs.
* Titans’ loss in Game 1 was their first loss in seven games dating back to April 2.
* Rick Kowalsky has two goals and an assist in his last two games for Trenton.
* Royals have won four-straight games, outscoring their opponents 13-4 in that span.
* Titans’ Michael Schutte has a two game goal-scoring streak (2g) in the playoffs.
* Reading has not allowed a goal in the first period through its first five playoff games.
* Andrew Allen stopped 29 of 33 shots in Game 1 and suffered his first loss of the postseason.

National Conference – West Division Finals (Best-of-Five)
Alaska Leads Series 1-0

No. 1 Alaska Aces (45-19-8) at No. 2 Long Beach Ice Dogs (43-20-9) 7:00 p.m. PT
* Aces’ Ryan Bast scored the game winner in overtime in Game 1, his first professional playoff goal.
* Dogs’ Even Cheverie has a three-game goal streak (3g) and five points since Game 3 of the semifinals.
* Ryan Gaucher is tied for first among all defensemen in playoff scoring with six points (2g-4a).
* Long Beach is 1-2 in one-goal games in playoffs.
* Long Beach has scored the first goal in its last four games, going 2-2.
* B.J. Young had two assists and was a +2 in Alaska’s Game 1 win on Friday.
* Long Beach went 13-3-4 in games after a loss during the regular season.
* Aces won the first game in overtime of the second round in 2004, before losing the next three to Idaho.

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American Conference Semifinals (Best-of-Five)

No. 3 Charlotte Checkers (39-26-7) at No. 2 Gwinnett Gladiators (40-24-8)
Game 1 – Sunday, April 24 at 4:05 p.m. ET

No. 4 Greenville Grrrowl (39-28-5) at No. 1 Florida Everblades (42-20-10)
Florida Leads Series 1-0
Game 2 – Monday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. ET