ELMIRA, NY - March 21 2015 - The Elmira Jackals, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and AHL's Rochester Americans, finish their weekend set against the Wheeling Nailers tonight at First Arena. Tonight's contest marks the 10th of 13 meetings between the Jackals and Nailers this season.
WHO: Elmira Jackals - Buffalo/NHL & Rochester/AHL (30-25-7) vs. Wheeling Nailers - Montreal/Pittsburgh/NHL & Hamilton/Wilkes-Barre/Scranton/AHL (30-28-2)
WHAT: Jackals Home Game #31.
WHEN: 7:05 p.m. EST
WHERE: First Arena - 155 N. Main St. Elmira, NY 14901
Tonight the Jackals host the Wheeling Nailers for the 10th of 13 meetings this season and the fourth of six at First Arena. Last night, the Jackals and Nailers battled through the first 49:34 without a goal, until former Jackal Chaz Johnson opened the scoring for the Nailers. Zach Tolkinen tied the game late in the third period on the power-play and sent it to extra time. Travis Fullerton stopped 33 shots and two more in the shootout, but was saddled with the hard-fought 2-1 shootout loss. The last time these two teams met at First Arena was November 23rd, 2014. Derek Army scored the game-winner and the empty-net goal in Wheeling's 2-0 win. Sam Marotta stopped 24 of 25 shots faced, but Eric Hartzell turned aside all 38 shots faced for the shutout. The previous night, Elmira buried three power-play goals and defeated the Nailers 6-3. Mike Seidel, Steven Shamanski and Allan McPherson recorded four points apiece to lead the Jackals offensively. Travis Fullerton stopped 25 of 28 shots faced for the victory. Elmira holds a 39-29-11 all-time record against Wheeling.
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