Jackals Game Preview - April 9

DULUTH, Ga. -  For the fifth straight year the Elmira Jackals are on the road to close out their regular season schedule. Tonight they start a three-game slate against South Division foes by paying the Gwinnett Gladiators a visit.  

  

WHO: Elmira Jackals - Ottawa and New Jersey/NHL & Binghamton and Albany/AHL (23-38-8) at Gwinnett Gladiators - Phoenix/NHL & Portland/AHL (28-37-5)

  

WHAT: Jackals Away Game #34. Head to SplitRock Brewing Co. at First Arena for tonight's away game watch party. The Snap Fitness Pregame Show starts coverage at 6:50 p.m. and the radio coverage will air on Gem 98.7 FM. Click here to listen live online.

WHEN: 7:05 p.m

WHERE: Arena at Gwinnett Center - 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth, Ga. 30097

 

The Jackals are facing the Gladiators tonight for the second of three meetings this season and the first of two at The Arena at Gwinnett Center. Elmira has an 8-6-1 all-time ECHL record against Gwinnett, including a 4-3-0 record on the road. However, these two foes have not met in Gwinnett since Nov. 3, 2012. The lone matchup last year was played at The Arena at Gwinnett Center and resulted in a Jackals' 3-1 loss. Former Jackals Jack Downing and Brandon Blandina teamed up to score the only Elmira goal and Maxime Clermont made 25 saves. The only meeting this season came on March 17 at First Arena. Mike Vaskivuo scored in the third period but the Jackals fell 5-1. Despite not seeing each other often, the all-time series has been filled with tight affairs. Ten of the 15 meetings have been decided by two goals or less.

 

The Jackals may be the northernmost team in the Atlantic Division (second most in the Eastern Conference behind Kalamazoo) but they have spent a lot of time below the Mason-Dixon line this season. This week's three-game slate to close out the regular season is the Jackals' third trip to the South Division in 13-14. This is the first season since joining the ECHL in 2007 that the Jackals have made more than two trips to the South Division and their nine games against the South are the most in a single season. They are 1-5-0 on the road against the South so far this year.

  

Click here for tonight's media kit.

Click here for Elmira's game notes.

Click here for Gwinnett's game notes.

 

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