ECHL Today – May 4

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American Conference Finals (Best-of-Seven)
Florida Leads Series 1-0

Charlotte Checkers (39-26-7) at Florida Everblades (42-20-10) 7:30 p.m. ET
* David Lundbohm had two assists in Game 1 for Florida, extending his scoring streak (7g-6a) to 13 games.
* Kenton Smith, Ryan Lang, and Dwight Helminen each had two points in Charlotte’s loss in Game 1.
* Florida’s Ernie Hartlieb has four goals in five playoff games and a 36.4 shooting percentage.
* Everblades had five players score two points in their 6-4 win in Game 1 on Monday.
* Both teams scored a goal on the power play in Game 1 (Charlotte was 1-for-3 and Florida went 1-for-5).
* Florida’s Craig Kowalski is 3-0 with a 2.02 goals-against average and .918 save percentage in the playoffs.
* Checkers are 2-2 in their last four road games and are averaging 3.25 goals per-game in the playoffs.
* Defenseman Kenton Smith had a goal and an assist and was a +3 in Game 1 for Charlotte.
* Everblades have scored 16 of their 35 goals in the second period, accounting for 46 percent of their offense.
* Ryan Lang has six points (3g-3a) and is a +3 in his last five games for Charlotte.
* At home in the playoffs, Florida is 4-1 with plus-minus rating of +44 and has averaged 4.8 goals per-game.
* Charlotte went 17-12-5 when playing in back-to-back games in the regular season.
* Kelly Guard stopped 6-of-7 shots in relief of Alex Westlund in Charlotte’s Game 1 loss on Monday.
* Florida had 11 players who had a plus-minus rating of +1 in the 6-4 win in Game 1 on Monday.
* Florida is 1-1 in Game 2 with both games decided by a score of 4-3 (loss to South Carolina in quarterfinals and win against Greenville in semifinals).
* Checkers are 1-1 in Game 2 and were 16-13-3 in the regular season in games after a loss.
* Florida has scored five or more goals 18 times in 2004-05 (15 in regular season and 3 in playoffs).
* Lee Falardeau and Dwight Helminen lead the Checkers with five goals each in the playoffs.
* Everblades extended their winning streak to six games with 6-4 win over Charlotte in Game 1.
* Checkers have seven rookies on their roster, the most rookies among the conference finalists.
* On the road in the playoffs, Charlotte is 2-4 with a plus-minus rating of -20.

American Conference Finals (Best-of-Seven)

Florida Everblades (42-20-10) at Charlotte Checkers (39-26-7)
Florida Won 6-4 On Monday, Leads Series 1-0
Game 3 – Friday, May 6 at 7:05 p.m. ET

National Conference Finals (Best-of-Seven)
Alaska Leads Series 1-0

Trenton Titans (42-21-9) at Alaska Aces (45-19-8) 7:15 p.m. AT
* Peter Aubry stopped all 27 shots for his first shutout of the playoffs in Alaska’s 6-0 win in Game 1.
* Defensemen Steven Wood (6) and Michael Schutte (8) led the Titans, combining for 14 shots in Game 1.
* Aces had 11 players register a point in Tuesday’s 6-0 win in Game 1.
* Trenton is 2-0 in Game 2 of the playoffs.
* Kimbi Daniels (1g-1a) and Joe Talbot (2g-0a) led the Aces scoring in Game 1.
* Trenton’s Andrew Allen allowed three goals on five shots in the first period of Game 1.
* In the game following a loss, Titans are 1-0 in the playoffs and were 16-10-4 in the regular season.
* Titans’ Chris Houle stopped 27 of 30 shots coming in relief of Andrew Allen in Game 1.
* Alaska is 23-8-4 when playing in back-to-back games in 2004-05.
* Trenton went 19-13-1 when playing in back-to-back games in the regular season.
* At home in the playoffs, Aces are averaging 4.6 goals per-game and have a plus-minus rating of +58.
* At home in the playoffs, Alaska’s Peter Aubry is 5-0 with a 1.20 goals-against average and a shutout.
* Trenton’s Game 1 loss at Alaska was the fourth time in 2004-05 that Titans were held scoreless.
* Aces 6-0 win in Game 1 against Trenton was 21st time in 2004-05 they have scored five or more goals.
* Both teams failed to convert on the power play in Game 1 (Trenton went 0-for-4 and Alaska went 0-for-6).
* Alaska is 5-1 when scoring the first goal.
* Trenton head coach Mike Haviland is 28-15 all-time in the ECHL playoffs.
* Alaska head coach Davis Payne is 23-19 all-time in the ECHL playoffs.
* Titans’ Scott Bertoli is tied for the team lead in scoring with 10 points and has 47 career playoff points (11g-36a) in 48 games with Trenton.
* Aces’ Joe Talbot has a career-best 12 points (6g-6a) in the 2004-05 playoffs.
* Alaska (151) and Trenton (153) have combined for 304 penalty minutes in the playoffs thus far.

National Conference Finals (Best-of-Seven)
Alaska Aces (45-19-8) at Trenton Titans (42-21-9)
Alaska Won Game 1 6-0 On Tuesday, Leads Series 1-0
Game 3 – Saturday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m. ET