By Al Losey
ELMIRA, N.Y. – The Elmira Jackals have a chance to celebrate their first playoff series triumph in the ECHL tonight in front of their home fans.
Elmira owns a 3-1 lead over the Trenton Devils in the best-of-seven American North semifinal series heading into Saturday’s Game 5 in Elmira. Game time is 7:35 p.m. at First Arena.
The teams split their two games in Trenton, but Elmira has won both games in Elmira. Games 6 and 7, if they’re necessary, would be played back in Trenton on Sunday and Tuesday.
The series headliner so far has been Jackals goalie Michael Teslak, who had 71 saves in Game 1 and a shutout in Game 3. He’s 3-0 in the series with a 1.22 goals-against average and a .963 saves percentage.