Week Produces Season-High Eight Shutouts

There were a season-high eight shutouts last week, including three 1-0 games on Saturday and a 1-0 game on Sunday. Included in the 1-0 games were shootout wins by Alaska at Idaho on Saturday and by Las Vegas at Pensacola on Sunday.

Alaska’s Peter Aubry made 25 saves in regulation and stopped three of four shooters in the shootout to defeat Idaho’s Frank Doyle, who had 33 saves in regulation and overtime and stopped two of five shooters in the shootout. It was the second shutout of the season for both Aubry and Doyle, tying them for third in the league with Reading’s Cody Rudkowsky, Atlantic City’s Jake Moreland and Pee Dee’s Sebastien LaPlante.

Las Vegas’ Marc Magliarditi made 44 saves in regulation and overtime and stopped three of five shooters in the shootout to defeat Pensacola’s Frederic Cloutier, who made 19 saves in regulation and overtime and stopped two of five shooters in the shootout. It was the first shutout of the season for both Magliarditi, who holds the ECHL record for career shutouts with 21, and Cloutier, who moves into a tie for 10th place on the league list with 11 career shutouts.

Chris Madden of Long Beach and Dany Sabourin of Wheeling are tied for the league lead with three shutouts each. Madden is 8-1-1 and leads the league with a goals-against average of 1.15 and a save percentage of .969. Sabourin is 10-2-0 and is tied for the league lead in wins while leading the league in shootout wins with three. Sabourin ranks second with a goals-against average of 1.28 and a save percentage of .956.

There have been 29 shutouts by 22 goaltenders. Long Beach, Reading and Wheeling are tied for the team lead with three shutouts each while Alaska, Atlantic City, Columbia, Idaho, Pee Dee, Pensacola and Toledo each have two shutouts. Ten teams (Augusta, Bakersfield, Charlotte, Dayton, Greenville, Johnstown, Mississippi, Peoria, San Diego and Trenton) have not recorded a shutout. Dayton and Wheeling have been shut out a league-high three times while Alaska, Idaho, Las Vegas, Mississippi, Pensacola, Peoria, and Reading have each been shut out twice. Ten teams (Atlantic City, Augusta, Bakersfield, Charlotte, Greenville, Gwinnett, Johnstown, Toledo, Trenton and Victoria) have not been shut out.