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ECHL Today - April 1

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Worcester Railers (29-26-6) at Newfoundland Growlers (36-19-3)         7 p.m. NT

  • Jordan Smotherman leads Worcester against the Growlers with five goals.
  • Newfoundland’s Ben Finkelstein is on a three-game point streak (2g-7a).
  • Railers are 19-1-4 when leading after two periods.
  • Growlers lead the league on the power play at 26.7 percent (58-for-217).

Reading Royals (37-16-8) at Trois-Rivières Lions (28-26-5)                     7 p.m. ET

  • Patrick Bajkov leads Reading against the Lions with seven points (3g-4a).
  • Trois-Rivières’ Alexandre Fortin is on a four-game point streak (6g-2a).
  • Royals are league’s least-penalized team with 9.23 penalty minutes per game.
  • Lions are 21-6-3 when scoring first.

Atlanta Gladiators (40-20-4) at Greenville Swamp Rabbits (28-26-8)        7:05 p.m. ET

  • Atlanta’s Tim Davison is fifth among defensemen with
  • Liam Pecararo leads Greenville against the Gladiators with nine points (5g-4a).
  • Gladiators are second with 2.61 goals-against per game.
  • Swamp Rabbits are 20-3-2 when leading after two periods.

Orlando Solar Bears (31-27-5) at South Carolina Stingrays (23-36-6)        7:05 p.m. ET

  • Orlando’s Brad Barone is third with a .921 save percentage.
  • Justin Florek leads South Carolina against the Solar Bears with five goals and nine points.
  • Solar Bears are league’s third-least penalized team with 10.71 penalty minutes per game.
  • Stingrays are 18-2-3 when leading after two periods.

Indy Fuel (28-30-5) at Wheeling Nailers (32-28-3)                                            7:10 p.m. ET

  • Spencer Watson leads Indy against the Nailers with five goals.
  • Wheeling’s Patrick Watling is second with 70 points (28g-42a).
  • Fuel are fourth with 14 shorthanded goals.
  • Nailers are 8-0-3 in games decided in overtime.

Adirondack Thunder (25-34-3) at Maine Mariners (28-28-6)              7:15 p.m. ET

  • Sebastian Vidmar leads Adirondack against the Mariners with eight goals and 13 points.
  • Maine’s Patrick Shea is on a three-game point streak (4g-3a).
  • Thunder are 15-0-0 when leading after two periods.
  • Mariners are second on the power play at home at 27.6 percent (29-for-105).

Fort Wayne Komets (36-20-7) at Toledo Walleye (42-17-3)                 7:15 p.m. ET

  • Fort Wayne’s Zach Pochiro has five points (2g-3a) in his last two games.
  • Brandon Hawkins leads Toledo against the Komets with five goals and 12 points.
  • Komets are 11-1-1 in their last 13 games.
  • Walleye are 32-5-1 when scoring first.

Idaho Steelheads (34-28-3) at Florida Everblades (36-18-10)              7:30 p.m. ET

  • Idaho’s Will Merchant is on a four-game point streak (4g-3a).
  • Florida’s Xavier Bouchard is second among rookies in plus-minus at +26.
  • Steelheads are second with 28.02 shots-against per game.
  • Everblades are fifth with 12 shorthanded goals.

Jacksonville Icemen (36-22-5) at Norfolk Admirals (23-35-5)              7:30 p.m. ET

  • Jacksonville’s François Brassard is second with a 2.11 goals-against average.
  • Norfolk’s Noah Corson has 11 points (8g-3a) in his last seven games.
  • Icemen are second on the penalty kill on the road at 85.4 percent (82-for-96).
  • Admirals are 14-3-3 when leading after two periods.

Iowa Heartlanders (27-27-9) at Cincinnati Cyclones (33-28-3)            7:35 p.m. ET

  • Iowa’s Kris Bennett has five points (4g-1a) in his last three games.
  • Jesse Schultz leads Cincinnati against the Heartlanders with four goals and nine points.
  • Heartlanders are 20-2-3 when leading after one period.
  • Cyclones are 22-8-2 when outshooting their opponent.

Allen Americans (29-25-8) at Kansas City Mavericks (29-30-6)          7:05 p.m. CT

  • Allen’s Joshua Winquist is on a four-game goal streak (6g).
  • Nick Pastujov leads Kansas City against the Americans with six goals and 13 points.
  • Americans are 13-3-1 when outshooting their opponent.
  • Mavericks are 13-1-1 when leading after two periods.

Wichita Thunder (24-30-9) at Tulsa Oilers (31-28-5)                            7:05 p.m. CT

  • Brayden Watts leads Wichita against the Oilers with 10 points (2g-8a).
  • Tulsa’s Jack Doremus is second among rookies with 52 points (25g-27a).
  • Thunder are 14-2-4 when leading after two periods.
  • Oilers lead the league with 35.91 shots per game.

Rapid City Rush (33-21-10) at Utah Grizzlies (37-25-3)                        7:10 p.m. MT

  • Rapid City’s Logan Nelson leads the league with 238 shots on goal.
  • Utah’s Kyle Betts scored first pro goal in his pro debut on Wednesday against Rapid City.
  • Rush lead the league on the penalty kill at 86.0 percent (196-for-228).
  • Grizzlies are 20-9-1 when outshooting their opponent.

Kelly Cup Playoffs Update

Newfoundland can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Friday if:

Newfoundland wins OR Maine loses in regulation OR Newfoundland loses in overtime/shootout AND  Maine loses

Atlanta can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Friday if:

Atlanta wins OR Atlanta loses in overtime/shootout

Florida can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Friday if:

Florida wins AND Greenville loses OR Florida loses in overtime/shootout AND Greenville loses in regulation

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