ECHL Today – May 8

National Conference Finals (Best-of-Seven)
Trenton Leads Series 2-1

Game 5 at Trenton – Tuesday, May 10 at 7:00 p.m. ET

Alaska Aces (45-19-8) at Trenton Titans (42-21-9) 5:00 p.m. ET
* Trenton scored three unanswered goals in 4-3 overtime win in Game 3 on Saturday.
* Rick Kowalsky scored the game-tying goal with 36 seconds remaining and Paul Brown scored game winner at 6:29 of overtime.
* Since being assigned by Milwaukee of AHL, Trenton’s Paul Brown has four points (3g-1a) in two games.
* Scoreless in division finals, Aces’ Chris Heisten has two goals in National Conference Finals.
* Defenseman Ryan Gaucher leads the Aces with three goals and five points in five road playoff games.
* Aces have scored an average of 2.80 goals per-game on the road, compared to 4.00 at home.
* Andrew Allen stopped 22 of 23 shots and shut out the Aces in the second and third period in Trenton’s Game 2 on Wednesday.
* In home playoff games, Titans are 5-0 and 32 percent (8-for-25) on the power play.
* Titans captain Rick Kowalsky has eight points (3g-5a) in his last five games in the playoffs.
* Titans’ Andrew Allen is 5-0 with a 2.11 goals-against average, allowing 11 goals on 153 shots at home.
* Alaska went 16-6-4 during the 2004-05 regular season in games after a loss.
* Trenton’s 7-1 win at Alaska in Game 2 was the 11th time in 2004-05 they have scored five or more goals.
* Alaska’s 7-1 loss in Game 2 to Trenton was the eighth time in 2004-05 they allowed five goals or more.
* The Aces are 0-for-10 on the power play through the first two games of the National Conference Finals.
* Scott Bertoli (3g-9a) and Rick Kowalsky (6g-7a) combined for 25 points in 10 playoff games for Trenton.
* Aces’ Charles Linglet (5g-8a) and Joe Talbot (6g-6a) combined for 25 points in 10 games in the playoffs.
* Dating back to March 20, Andrew Allen started in 20 straight games (9-1-0 in regular season and 8-2 in playoffs) for Trenton.
* Alaska has scored five of its 10 goals in the conference finals in the first period.

National Conference Head-To-Head Match-Up

American Conference Finals (Best-of-Seven)
Florida Leads Series 2-1

Game 5 at Charlotte – Tuesday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m. ET

Florida Everblades (42-20-10) at Charlotte Checkers (39-26-7) 5:05 p.m. ET
* Everblades scored the first two goals in their 2-1 win in Game 3 on Friday.
* Bogdan Rudenko scored the only goal for Charlotte in Game 3.
* Florida’s Paul Cabana (5g-7a) scored in Game 3, extending his playoffs scoring streak to 10 games.
* Alex Westlund stopped 36 shots in Charlotte’s 2-1 loss in Game 3.
* On the road in the postseason, Everblades are 4-0 with a 1.71 goals-against average.
* Checkers’ Ryan Lang has four goals and two assists in his last five games.
* Tyler MacKay stopped 22 of 23 shots in Florida’s 2-1 win in Game 3 on Friday.
* Charlotte’s 2-1 loss in Game 3 on Friday was its first home loss in the 2005 Kelly Cup playoffs.
* Everblades forward Steve Saviano has an assist in nine of 10 games in the postseason.
* In five home playoff games, Charlotte’s Dusty Jamieson (2g-6a) and Ryan Glenn (1g-6a) have 15 points.
* In 10 playoff games, Florida’s David Lundbohm (8g-7a) and Steve Saviano (2g-12a) have 29 points.
* Charlotte is 2-for-24 (8.3 percent) on power play at home compared to 6-for-26 (23.1 percent) on the road.
* Dwight Helminen leads the Checkers in the playoffs with three power-play goals.
* Checkers 2-1 loss in Game 3 was the first time in five games they have not scored three goals or more.
* Matthew Pagnutti and Chris Lee lead the Everblades defense with eight points (2g-6a) each.
* Florida is 1-for-17 (5.9 percent) on power play on the road compared to 5-for-30 (16.7 percent) at home.
* Ryan Glenn leads the Checkers with 11 points (2g-9a) and a plus-minus rating of +5 in the postseason.
* Everblades went 0-1-1, both games decided by one goal, playing at Charlotte in the regular season.
* Charlotte’s defense has scored 10 goals in the playoffs, accounting for 27.7 percent of their offense.
* Everblades have a plus-minus rating of +15 in the conference finals and all players have a plus-minus rating of even or better.
* Checkers are 2-0 and have outscored their opponents 8-2 in Game 4s in the 2005 Kelly Cup playoffs.
* Games 2 and 3 of the American Conference Finals have been decided by one goal.

American Conference Head-To-Head Match-Up