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ECHL Today - March 31

Friday, March 31st
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Wheeling Nailers (26-33-5) at Indy Fuel (38-22-4)                                                7 p.m. ET

  • Wheeling’s Peter Laviolette has four goals in his last two games.
  • Alex Wideman leads Indy against the Nailers with nine points (4g-5a).
  • Nailers are tied for fifth with six shorthanded goals against.
  • Fuel are tied for second on the penalty kill at home at 85.9 percent (122-for-142).

Fort Wayne Komets (32-24-7) at Kalamazoo Wings (25-34-4)                 7 p.m. ET

  • Fort Wayne’s Shawn Boudrais is fifth with 228 shots on goal.
  • Justin Taylor leads Kalamazoo against the Komets with four goals.
  • Komets are second on the penalty kill on the road at 85.8 percent (145-for-169).
  • K-Wings are tied for second with five shorthanded goals against.

Jacksonville Icemen (37-22-4) at Orlando Solar Bears (30-27-8)             7 p.m. ET

  • Jacksonville’s Christopher Brown is tied for second with seven game-winning goals.
  • Michael Brodzinski leads Orlando against the Icemen with 10 points (4g-6a).
  • Icemen lead the league with two shorthanded goals against.
  • Solar Bears are 15-3-8 in one-goal games.

Trois-Rivières Lions (25-36-3) at Reading Royals (37-22-5)                     7 p.m. ET

  • Brett Stapley leads Trois-Rivières against the Royals with seven points (2g-5a).
  • Reading’s Alec Butcher is on a seven-game point streak (5g-7a).
  • Lions are 19-1-0 when leading after two periods.
  • Royals lead the league with 28.38 shots-against per game.

Florida Everblades (34-21-8) at Greenville Swamp Rabbits (36-20-8)    7:05 p.m. ET

  • Joe Pendenza leads Greenville against the Everblades with five points (3g-2a).
  • Greenville’s Max Martin is second among defensemen with 13 goals.
  • Everblades are 22-4-2 when scoring first.
  • Swamp Rabbits are 10-2-4 in one-goal games at home.

Newfoundland Growlers (44-19-2) at Norfolk Admirals (18-42-5)          7:05 p.m. ET

  • Newfoundland’s Brett Budgell is on a three-game point streak (2g-5a).
  • Ryan Foss leads Norfolk against the Growlers with four points (1g-3a).
  • Growlers have outscored their opponents 83-64 in the first period.
  • Admirals are 14-0-2 when leading after two periods.

Adirondack Thunder (28-26-10) at Worcester Railers (32-30-4)             7:05 p.m. ET

  • Adirondack’s Patrick Grasso is on a three-game goal streak (5g).
  • Steve Jandric leads Worcester against the Thunder with five goals and nine points.
  • Thunder are 7-0-2 in their last nine games.
  • Railers are league’s least-penalized team with 9.11 penalty minutes per game.

Tulsa Oilers (20-34-8) at Maine Mariners (36-24-3)                                 7:15 p.m. ET

  • Tulsa’s Blake McLaughlin is on a three-game point streak (2g-3a).
  • Maine’s Fedor Gordeev leads defensemen with five shorthanded points (1g-4a).
  • Oilers are fourth with 35.31 shots per game.
  • Mariners are fifth with 2.90 goals-against per game.

Iowa Heartlanders (17-33-14) at Toledo Walleye (42-16-7)                      7:15 p.m. ET

  • Iowa’s Tommy Parrottino has three goals in his last four games.
  • Brandon Hawkins leads Toledo against the Heartlanders with six goals.
  • Heartlanders are 12-2-5 when leading after two periods.
  • Walleye lead the league on the power play at 24.7 percent (62-for-251).

Atlanta Gladiators (33-25-7) at Savannah Ghost Pirates (23-30-10)       7:30 p.m. ET

  • Atlanta’s Derek Topatigh is fifth among defensemen with 153 shots on goal.
  • Pat Guay leads Savannah against the Gladiators with nine points (1g-8a).
  • Gladiators are tied for second with seven shorthanded goals on the road.
  • Ghost Pirates are tied for second with 18 games decided in overtime or a shootout.

South Carolina Stingrays (37-21-5) at Cincinnati Cyclones (43-12-9)     7:35 p.m. ET

  • South Carolina’s Bear Hughes is tied for fifth among rookies with 55 points (22g-33a).
  • Cincinnati’s Patrick Polino is on a six-game point streak (7g-4a).
  • Stingrays have outscored their opponents 87-53 in the second period.
  • Cyclones leads the league with 15 shorthanded goals.

Allen Americans (31-30-2) at Rapid City Rush (30-33-1)                         7:05 p.m. MT

  • Allen’s hank Crone leads the league with 42 goals and 91 points.
  • Matt Marcinew leads Rapid City against the Americans with six goals.
  • Americans are 20-8-1 when scoring first.
  • Rush are 7-0-1 in games decided in overtime or a shootout.

Kansas City Mavericks (29-27-8) at Idaho Steelheads (52-9-3)                7:10 p.m. MT

  • Kansas City’s Shane Starrett is second with 1,241 saves.
  • Ty Pelton-Byce leads Idaho against the Mavericks with five goals and eight points.
  • Mavericks are 19-2-4 when leading after two periods.
  • Steelheads are 12-0-0 when outshot by their opponent.

Wichita Thunder (30-29-6) at Utah Grizzlies (30-31-3)                            7:10 p.m. MT

  • Jay Dickman leads Wichita against the Grizzlies with three goals.
  • Utah’s Jordan Martel has 13 points (6g-7a) in his last nine games.
  • Thunder are 19-6-3 when scoring first.
  • Grizzlies are 12-1-0 when leading after one period.

Kelly Cup Playoffs Update

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

Reading wins OR Reading loses in overtime/shootout OR Worcester loses

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

Fort Wayne wins in regulation AND Wheeling does not win in regulation OR Fort Wayne wins in overtime/shootout AND Wheeling loses OR Fort Wayne loses in overtime/shootout AND Wheeling loses in regulation

Idaho can clinch the Brabham Cup on Friday if:

Idaho wins AND Cincinnati loses in regulation

CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITHOUT REGULATION LOSS23 – South Carolina Stingrays (23-0-0), Feb. 7-Mar. 27, 2015     – Texas Wildcatters (18-0-5), Nov. 18, 2007-Jan. 12, 200821 – Cincinnati Cyclones (19-0-2), Feb. 10, 2023-Present      – Richmond Renegades (15-0-6), Nov. 15-Dec. 30, 199520 – Toledo Walleye (19-0-1), Feb. 3-March 18, 2023     – Las Vegas Wranglers (16-0-4), Nov. 3-Dec. 21, 2007

LONGEST HOME WINNING STREAK, ONE SEASON19 – Newfoundland Growlers, Nov. 8, 2019-Feb. 14, 202018 – South Carolina Stingrays, Dec. 23, 1994-Mar. 19, 199517 – Wheeling Thunderbirds, Nov. 24, 1994-Feb. 8, 199516 – Idaho Steelheads, Jan. 14, 2023-Present 15 – Louisiana IceGators, Feb. 4-Mar. 25, 2000

MOST HOME WINS, ONE SEASON30 – Cincinnati Cyclones, 2018-19     – San Diego Gulls, 2003-04     – Louisiana IceGators, 2001-02     – Alaska Aces, 2005-0629 – Idaho Steelheads, 2022-23         – Missouri Mavericks 2015-16     – Alaska Aces, 2011-12     – Cincinnati Cyclones, 2007-08     – Gwinnett Gladiators, 2005-06     – Toledo Storm, 2002-03     – Pee Dee Pride, 1998-99

MOST SHUTOUTS, ONE SEASON12 – South Carolina Stingrays (2014-15)11 – Alaska Aces (2013-14)     – Wheeling Nailers (2003-04)10 – six times, most recent: Idaho Steelheads (2022-23) 

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