ECHL Today – May 13

American Conference Finals (Best-of-Seven)
Florida Leads Series 3-2

Florida Everblades (42-20-10) at Charlotte Checkers (39-26-7) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Tyler MacKay stopped 23 shots for his first professional postseason shutout in Florida’s 5-0 win Tuesday.
* Teams combined for 60 penalty minutes in Game 5 (Florida had 24 and Charlotte with 36).
* Steve Saviano had two goals in Florida’s 5-0 win in Game 5.
* Dwight Helminen and Lee Falardeau lead the Checkers in the postseason with seven goals.
* Everblades had four players score three points in Game 5 on Tuesday.
* Charlotte rookie Ryan Glenn leads defensemen in the postseason with 11 assists and 14 points.
* Checkers have scored seven of their 14 goals in the series in the third period.
* Florida’s David Lundbohm leads postseason with 19 points and nine goals and is tied in plus-minus (+9).
* In six postseason home games, Dusty Jamieson has eight points (2g-6a) and leads Charlotte with +9.
* Alex Westlund is 5-1 with a 1.17 goals-against average and .968 save percentage in 2005 at Cricket Arena.
* Everblades are 4-1 with a 2.16 goals-against average and +15 rating on the road in the playoffs.
* Florida is 1-for-20 (5.0 percent) on the road and Charlotte is 2-for-27 (7.4 percent) at home on power play.
* Charlotte has outscored its playoff opponents 20-7.
* Checkers’ 5-0 loss in Game 5 was first time they have been shut out since Game 1 of the quarterfinals.
* Florida has more power-play goals in American Conference Finals (5) than first two rounds combined (4).
* Sixteen of 17 skaters on Charlotte roster have registered a point in the playoffs.
* Florida is 2-0 in 2005 and 7-10 overall when it has the chance to eliminate opponents in postseason.
* Checkers are 3-0 in 2005 and 6-6 all-time when facing elimination.
* Florida has out shot its opponents in 11 of 12 postseason games and has an 8-3 record in those games.
* Neither team has won back-to-back games (Florida won Games 1, 3, 5 and Charlotte Games 2, 4).

Game 7 (if necessary) – Sunday, May 15 at Florida, 5:00 p.m. ET

American Conference Finals Head-To-Head Match-Up

National Conference Finals (Best-of-Seven)
Trenton Leads Series 3-2

Trenton Titans (42-21-9) at Alaska Aces (45-19-8) 7:15 p.m. AT
* Andrew Allen stopped all 21 shots for his first shutout of 2005 postseason in Trenton’s 3-0 win in Game 5.
* Alaska returns home where it averages four goals a game in the postseason.
* Titans Paul Brown had two points (1g-1a) in his first playoff game on the road for Trenton in 2005.
* Peter Aubry stopped 34 of 36 shots in 3-0 loss at Trenton in Game 5 on Tuesday.
* Trenton’s Rick Kowalsky and Michael Schutte lead the playoffs with four power-play goals.
* Aces 3-0 loss in Game 5 marked the first time they have been shutout in the playoffs.
* Alaska’s Chris Minard has three of his four postseason goals on the power play.
* Titans’ Scott Bertoli leads the 2005 Kelly Cup Playoffs with 12 assists.
* Aces’ Mike Lee leads the playoffs with 13 minor penalties.
* Titans’ Nick Deschenes has six (4g-2a) of his seven playoff points in the last five games.
* Trenton has the best power play in the playoffs, going 17-for-59 (28.8 percent).
* Top five players in power-play points are all Titans.
* Charles Linglet leads the Aces with nine points (5g-4a) in six home playoff games.
* On road in postseason, Trenton is 3-2 with goals-against average of 2.90 and plus-minus rating of -19.
* At home in postseason, Alaska is 5-1 and 7-for-32 (21.9 percent) on the power play.
* Alaska’s 7-1 loss to Trenton in Game 2 was first time since March 10, 2004 that Aces allowed more than five goals at home.
* Trenton head coach Mike Haviland’s teams are 8-3 in the playoffs with a chance to eliminate opponents.
* Alaska head coach Davis Payne’s teams are 6-4 when facing elimination.
* Trenton is 2-0 in 2005 and 8-3 all-time when it has the chance to eliminate teams in the postseason.
* Aces are 2-1 all-time when facing elimination.
* Six different players have scored Trenton’s six power-play goals in the series.

Game 7 (if necessary) – Monday, May 16 at Alaska 7:15 p.m. AT

National Conference Finals Head-To-Head Match-Up