Today In The ECHL – May 1


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2004 Kelly Cup Playoffs Western Conference Finals (Best-of-Five Series)
Series Tied 1-1
Winner Will Advance To Kelly Cup Finals

No. 3 Gwinnett Gladiators (42-22-8) at No. 3 Idaho Steelheads (40-23-9) 7:05 MT

* Chris Durno scored two goals, including the game-winning goal, and Michael Garnett made 33 saves in Gwinnett’s 3-1 win against Idaho in Game 2 on Wednesday.
* Zenon Konopka scored the game-winning goal and Dan Ellis made 35 saves in Idaho’s 5-3 win at Gwinnett in Game 1 on Tuesday.
* Steelheads’ Zenon Konopka leads the Kelly Cup Playoffs with three game-winning goals and is tied for seventh in the postseason with 10 points (5g-5a).
* Gwinnett rookie Chris Durno has a four-game goal streak (5g), ranks second in the postseason with seven goals, and is tied for third with 12 points.
* Idaho’s Dan Ellis leads the Kelly Cup Playoffs in shutouts (2), ranks third in goals against average (1.90) and is tied for first in wins (7).
* Gladiator’s goaltender Michael Garnett is tied for the Kelly Cup Playoffs lead with seven wins and ranks second with 332 saves.
* Steelheads’ Lance Galbraith ranks third in the Kelly Cup Playoffs with 36 penalty minutes.
* Gwinnett’s Kris Goodjohn is tied for second in the postseason among rookies with five goals, two game-winning goals and ranks second with 10 points.
* Gladiators’ defenseman Rick Emmett is tied for the postseason lead with four power-play goals.
* Steelheads’ Jan Kopecky is tied for 10th in the Kelly Cup Playoffs with nine points (5g-4a).
* Gwinnett’s Troy Milam is tied for third among defensemen in the Kelly Cup Playoffs with five assists.
* Steelhead’s Darrell Hay is tied for the postseason lead among defensemen with six assists and eight points.
* Gladiator’s power play ranks second in the postseason with 20.4 percent (11-for-54).
* Idaho’s David Cornacchia is tied for third among defensemen in the Kelly Cup Playoffs with five assists.
* Steelheads’ penalty kill ranks third in the postseason with 88.1 percent (37-for-42).
* First-ever meeting between Pacific Division Champion Idaho and Central Division Champion Gwinnett.
* No. 3 Seed Idaho beat No. 4 Seed Alaska, three games to one, in the Pacific Division Finals.
* Gwinnett upset No. 1 Seed Louisiana, three games to one, in the Central Division Finals.
* Idaho upset No. 2 Seed Las Vegas, three games to two, in the Pacific Division Semifinals.
* Gwinnett upset No. 2 Seed Mississippi, three games to two, in the Central Division Semifinals.
* Gwinnett’s Kevin Doell was named ECHL Rookie of the Year after leading rookies in the regular season with 33 goals and seven game-winning goals.
* Jan Kopecky led Idaho with 24 goals, 54 points and 20 power-play points (8g-12a) in the regular season.