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ECHL Today - April 22

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North Division Semifinals #3 Trois-Rivières Lions at #2 Newfoundland Growlers                7 p.m. NTGame 1Series Matchup Sheet

  • Anthony Nellis led Trois-Rivières in the regular season with 22 goals and 61 points.
  • Newfoundland’s Orrin Centazzo led the league with a 26.4 percent shooting percentage (28-for-106).
  • Lions were fifth with 33.41 shots per game.
  • Growlers led the league on the power play at 27.9 percent (69-for-247).
  • Game 2 is Saturday at 7 p.m. NT at Newfoundland

 #4 Maine Mariners at #1 Reading Royals                                      7 p.m. ETReading leads series 1-0Series Matchup Sheet

  • Maine’s Zach Malatesta had two points (1g-1a) in Game 1.
  • Reading’s Brayden Low scored two goals in 3-2 win in Game 1.
  • Mariners’ Stefanos Lekkas made 33 saves in Game 1.
  • Royals went 5-for-5 on the penalty kill in Game 1.
  • Game 3 is Thursday at 7 p.m. ET at Maine

 South Division Semifinals #2 Atlanta Gladiators at #3 Jacksonville Icemen                           7 p.m. ETJacksonville leads series 1-0Series Matchup Sheet

  • Atlanta’s Chris Nell made 27 saves in Game 1.
  • Jacksonville’s Brendan Harris scored two goals in Game 1’s 3-2 win.
  • Gladiators went 7-for-7 on the penalty kill in Game 1.
  • Icemen outshot Atlanta 30-25 in Game 1.
  • Game 3 is Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET at Jacksonville

 #4 Greenville Swamp Rabbits at #1 Florida Everblades               7:30 p.m. ETGame 1Series Matchup Sheet

  • Greenville’s Ayden MacDonald and Max Zimmer were tied for the league lead with eight game-winning goals.
  • Florida’s Parker Gahagen was third with a 2.32 goals-against average.
  • Swamp Rabbits were sixth on the penalty kill on the road at 84.3 percent (107-for-127).
  • Everblades were second with 28.04 shots-against per game.
  • Game 2 is Saturday at 7 p.m. ET at Florida

 Central Division Semifinals #4 Cincinnati Cyclones at #1 Toledo Walleye                                7:35 p.m. ETGame 1Series Matchup Sheet

  • Cincinnati’s Jesse Schultz was tied for the league lead with 21 power-play assists.
  • Toledo’s Brandon Hawkins was tied for the league lead with 35 goals.
  • Cyclones were 24-8-3 when outshooting their opponent.
  • Walleye outscored their opponents 84-56 in the first period.
  • Game 2 is Saturday at 7:35 p.m. ET at Toledo

 #3 Wheeling Nailers at #2 Fort Wayne Komets                             8 p.m. ETGame 1Series Matchup Sheet

  • Wheeling’s Josh Maniscalco led rookie defensemen - and was third overall - with 53 points (17g-36a).
  • Fort Wayne’s Will Graber led the league with 83 points (26g-57a).
  • Nailers were sixth with 29.08 shots-against per game.
  • Komets were tied for fourth with seven shorthanded goals against.
  • Game 2 is Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET at Fort Wayne

 Mountain Division Semifinals #3 Allen Americans at #2 Rapid City Rush                                    7:05 p.m. MTGame 1Series Matchup Sheet

  • Allen’s Chad Costello was sixth with 72 points (26g-46a).
  • Rapid City’s Brett Gravelle was tied for second among rookies with 29 goals.
  • Americans were 14-3-1 when outshooting their opponent.
  • Rush were tied for the league lead on the penalty kill at 85.1 percent (217-for-255).
  • Game 2 is Saturday at 7:05 p.m. MT at Rapid City

 #4 Tulsa Oilers at #1 Utah Grizzlies                                                7:10 p.m. MTGame 1Series Matchup Sheet

  • Tulsa’s Daniel Mannella led the league with 29 wins.
  • Utah’s Benjamin Tardif was tied for second among rookies with 59 points (20g-39a).
  • Oilers were league’s second-least penalized team with 10.46 penalty minutes per game.
  • Grizzlies led the league with 20 shorthanded goals.
  • Game 2 is Saturday at 7:10 p.m. MT at Utah

MOST CAREER PLAYOFF GAMES COACHED108 – Matt Thomas (Atlantic City/Fresno/Stockton/Cincinnati, 2005-19)  99 – Steve Martinson (San Diego/Elmira/Allen, 2004-Present)  94 – Jason Christie (Peoria/Utah/Ontario/Jacksonville, 2001-21)       – John Brophy (Hampton Roads, 1990-2000)  88 – Brad Ralph (Idaho/Florida 2014-Present) MOST CAREER PLAYOFF WINS55 – John Brophy (Hampton Roads, 1990-2000)54 – Matt Thomas (Atlantic City/Fresno/Stockton/Cincinnati, 2005-19)53 – Steve Martinson (San Diego/Elmira/Allen, 2004-Present)50 – Davis Payne (Pee Dee/Alaska, 2001-07)47 – Brad Ralph (Idaho/Florida, 2014-Present) MOST ASSISTS IN PLAYOFFS, CAREER74 – Matt Register (Ontario/Allen/Colorado/Toledo, 2013-21)69 – John Spoltore (Louisiana, 1996-2001)67 – Phil Berger (Charlotte/Greensboro, 1990-96)61 – Chad Costello (Colorado/Allen, 2013-Present)60 – Chris Valicevic (Louisiana/Greensboro, 1994-02) 

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