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ECHL Today - April 8

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Cincinnati Cyclones (35-29-3) at Newfoundland Growlers (39-19-3)        7 p.m. NT

  • Cincinnati’s Luc Brown is third among rookies with 222 shots on goal.
  • Newfoundland’s Zach O’Brien is fourth with 70 points (26g-44a).
  • Cyclones are 13-5-3 in one-goal games.
  • Growlers have outscored their opponents 74-44 in the first period.

Wheeling Nailers (34-28-4) at Indy Fuel (30-32-5)                                      7 p.m. ET

  • Patrick Watling leads Wheeling against the Fuel with eight goals and 22 points.
  • Indy’s Spencer Watson is tied for third with 30 goals.
  • Nailers are fifth with 3.50 goals per game.
  • Fuel are tied for second with six shorthanded goals against.

Maine Mariners (30-29-7) at Reading Royals (40-16-9)                             7 p.m. ET

  • Maine’s Cameron Askew is on a three-game point streak (2g-3a).
  • Reading’s Kevin Conley had two points (1g-1a) in his pro debut on Wednesday against Adirondack.
  • Mariners are second on the power play on the road at 24.5 percent (24-for-98).
  • Royals are league’s least-penalized team with 9.14 penalty minutes per game.

Rapid City Rush (34-22-11) at Greenville Swamp Rabbits (30-27-9)        7:05 p.m. ET

  • Rapid City’s Brett Gravelle is tied for third among rookies with 25 goals.
  • Greenville’s Ethan Somoza is on a five-game point streak (2g-8a).
  • Rush have had a league-leading 16 games decided in overtime or a shootout.
  • Swamp Rabbits are 14-5-2 in their last 21 games.

Florida Everblades (39-19-10) at South Carolina Stingrays (26-36-6)        7:05 p.m. ET

  • Florida’s Parker Gahagen is third with a 2.19 goals-against average.
  • Jade Miller leads South Carolina against the Everblades with three goals.
  • Everblades are first on the penalty kill on the road at 89.1 percent (123-for-137).
  • Stingrays are 21-2-3 when leading after two periods.

Trois-Rivières Lions (30-28-5) at Worcester Railers (30-29-6)               7:05 p.m. ET

  • Justin Ducharme leads Trois-Rivières against the Railers with three goals.
  • Worcester’s Colten Ellis is third among rookie goaltenders with a .912 save percentage.
  • Lions are 23-6-3 when scoring first.
  • Railers lead the league with three shorthanded goals against.

Jacksonville Icemen (37-25-5) at Atlanta Gladiators (42-22-4)              7:30 p.m. ET

  • Craig Martin leads Jacksonville against the Gladiators with four goals and eight points.
  • Atlanta’s Cody Sylvester is tied for the league lead with eight game-winning goals.
  • Icemen are 18-0-2 when leading after one period.
  • Gladiators are fifth with 33.37 shots per game.

Toledo Walleye (45-18-3) at Fort Wayne Komets (37-23-7)                               8 p.m. ET

  • Toledo’s Brandon Hawkins has 12 points (7g-5a) in his last eight games.
  • Zach Pochiro leads Fort Wayne against the Walleye with 14 points (3g-11a).
  • Walleye are 29-10-3 when outshooting their opponent.
  • Komets are third with 16 shorthanded goals.

Kalamazoo Wings (35-30-1) at Iowa Heartlanders (27-31-9)                     7 p.m. CT

  • Logan Lambdin leads Kalamazoo against the Heartlanders with 12 points (6g-6a).
  • Iowa’s Ryan Kuffner has 16 points (5g-11a) in his last 10 games.
  • K-Wings are 16-7-1 in one-goal games.
  • Heartlanders are fourth on the power play at 23.6 percent (61-for-258).

Kansas City Mavericks (29-32-7) at Allen Americans (32-26-8)             7:05 p.m. CT

  • Nick Pastujov leads Kansas City against the Americans with 14 points (7g-7a).
  • Allen’s Kris Myllari is tied for second among defensemen with four game-winning goals.
  • Mavericks are 20-5-3 when scoring first.
  • Americans are 13-3-1 when outshooting their opponent.

Wichita Thunder (25-32-9) at Tulsa Oilers (34-28-6)                              7:05 p.m. CT

  • Wichita’s Brayden Watts leads Wichita against the Oilers with 13 points (4g-9a).
  • Tulsa’s Jack Doremus is third among rookies with 56 points (27g-29a).
  • Thunder are 14-2-4 when leading after two periods.
  • Oilers lead the league with 36.18 shots per game.

Utah Grizzlies (39-26-3) at Idaho Steelheads (35-30-3)                           7:10 p.m. MT

  • Utah’s Benjamin Tardif is on a three-game point streak (3g-5a).
  • Idaho’s Jake Kupsky is fifth with a 2.56 goals-against average.
  • Grizzlies lead the league with 20 shorthanded goals.
  • Steelheads are third with 2.60 goals-against per game.

Kelly Cup Playoffs Update

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

Fort Wayne wins AND Kalamazoo OR Cincinnati loses OR Wheeling loses in regulation

OR Fort Wayne loses in overtime/shootout AND Kalamazoo OR Cincinnati loses in regulation

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

Utah wins OR Utah loses in overtime/shootout OR Tulsa loses

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

Rapid City wins AND Idaho loses OR Rapid City wins AND Tulsa loses in regulation OR Rapid City loses in overtime/shootout AND Idaho loses in regulation

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