The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans, face-off against the Florida Everblades tonight at Germain Arena for the second and final meeting this season. Last night, the Jackals earned a point in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Everblades.
Elmira Jackals (25-21-2) at Florida Everblades (32-14-1)
DATE: Saturday, February 13, 2016
TIME: 7:00 P.M. EST
LOCATION: Germain Arena
BROADCAST: 1410 WELM AM / WETM-2
ECHL: Media Kit
MAGNIFYING THE MATCHUP
Tonight the Jackals and Everblades will conclude their brief season series with the second meeting of the year and the tail-end of a weekend set at Germain Arena. Last night, Allan McPherson scored for the fourth consecutive game to put the Jackals up 1-0 late in the first period. Their lead lasted late into the contest until Justin Agosta scored with 1:36 remaining to send the game into overtime. Neither team scored in the extra frame so the game went into a shootout where Matt Marquardt scored the lone goal to give Florida a 2-1 victory. C.J. Motte turned aside 46 of 47 shots faced and one of two shootout attempts in the defeat. Last season, the Jackals lost three of four meetings to the Everblades, including the only matchup between the teams at Germain Arena. The Jackals have an all-time record of 8-11-1 against Florida. While regular season meetings have not been frequent, the Everblades are the most frequently played opponent for the Jackals in postseason play, as Florida ended Elmira's season in 2010, 2012, and 2013.
- Jacob MacDonald leads the league with four shorthanded goals.
- C.J. Motte leads all rookie goaltenders and ranks third overall with 864 saves. He also ranks second in minutes played with 1794.
- The Jackals are 18-0-2 when leading after two periods.
- Elmira is 15-3-2 in one-goal games.
- The Jackals are 14-3-1 when scoring first.
JACKALS STAT LEADERS
Goals: Cason Hohmann & x Allan McPherson (16)
Assists: Chris Langkow (21)
Points: Cason Hohmann (36)
PIMs: Colin Jacobs (124)
+/-: x Allan McPherson (+18)
W: C.J. Motte (13)
GAA: C.J. Motte (2.74)
SV%: xNiklas Lundstrom (.929)
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February 13: Elmira Jackals at Florida Everblades - 7:00 p.m. EST. Watch every Jackals road game on WETM-2 or tune into 1410 WELM AM for all the live action!
February 14: Elmira Jackals at Orlando Solar Bears - 6:00 p.m. EST. Watch every Jackals road game on WETM-2 or tune into 1410 WELM AM for all the live action!