Elmira Eyes Eight Straight Wins in Saturday Showdown with Reading

The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans, play their final game before the Holiday Break tonight at Santander Arena in Reading, PA. The Jackals have won seven in a row and 13 of their last 15 games, including last night's 5-2 win over the Royals.

 

Elmira Jackals (18-9-0) at Reading Royals (12-11-3)

DATE: Saturday, December 19, 2015

TIME: 7:00 P.M. EST

LOCATION: Santander Arena

BROADCAST: 1410 WELM AM / WETM-2

ONLINE STREAM: http://radio.securenetsystems.net/v5/WELM / ECHL.TV

 

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MAGNIFYING THE MATCHUP

Tonight the Jackals play their last game before the holiday break as they finish a two-game set in Reading against the Royals. Elmira is the hottest team in the league with seven consecutive victories and wins in 13 of their last 15 games, sitting just one point back of the Manchester Monarchs in the East Division. Last night the Jackals cruised past the Royals with a 5-2 win. Niklas Lundstrom stopped 32 shots for his fifth consecutive win while Jacob MacDonald, Tyler Currier, Mark Bennett, Spiro Goulakos and Justin Kea provided the goal scoring. Tonight marks the seventh of 12 meetings this season between the Jackals and Royals and the fifth of six at Santander Arena. The Jackals lead the DeMet's Candy Cup Challenge season series 4-2 and have won the last three meetings.

 

FAST FACTS

- The Jackals have a seven-game winning streak, the longest active streak in the ECHL.

 

- Jacob MacDonald leads the league with three shorthanded goals.

 

- Niklas Lundstrom leads the league with a .945 save percentage.

 

- The Jackals are 10-1-0 when scoring first.

 

- Elmira is 15-0-0 when leading after two periods.

 

- The Jackals are fifth in the league with 3.22 goals for per game.

 

- Elmira has the sixth-best road power-play at 24.0% (12-for-50).

 

JACKALS STAT LEADERS

Goals: Cason Hohmann & Mike Seidel (10)

Assists: Chris Langkow (14)

Points: Cason Hohmann (21)

PIMs: Garrett Klotz (59)

+/-: Jacob MacDonald (+12)

W: Niklas Lundstrom (8)

GAA: Niklas Lundstrom (2.26)

SV%: Niklas Lundstrom (.945)

 

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Upcoming Games: 

 

December 19: Elmira Jackals at Reading Royals at Santander Arena - 7:00 p.m. Watch the action live on WETM-2 or tune into 1410 WELM AM for the call!

 

December 26: Elmira Jackals vs. Reading Royals at First Arena - 7:05 p.m. Click here for tickets or call (607) 734-7825!