The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans, return to home ice after a perfect five-for-five road stretch which took them from Wheeling, West Virginia to Brampton, Ontario and finally Glens Falls, New York. The Jackals host the Adirondack Thunder for the final meeting in Elmira this season.
Elmira Jackals (31-25-4) vs. Adirondack Thunder (34-19-6)
DATE: Friday, March 11, 2016
TIME: 7:05 P.M. EST
LOCATION: First Arena
BROADCAST: 1410 WELM AM
ECHL: Media Kit
MAGNIFYING THE MATCHUP
Tonight the Jackals and Thunder complete the home-and-home weekend set at First Arena with the sixth and final meeting in Elmira. This matchup marks the 10th of 11 overall this season as the Jackals and Thunder renew their in-state rivalry. Last night, in Glens Falls, the Jackals completed their second consecutive shutout in Adirondack's home barn. Shane Owen turned aside all 24 shotsfaced to lead the Jackals past the Thunder, 2-0. Since the Jackals acquired him from Indy, Owen is 3-0-0 with a 1.00 goals-against-average and a .954 save percentage in three starts. Mark Bennett and Zach Cohen scored for the Jackals. In the previous meeting at the Glens Falls Civic Center the Jackals dismantled the Thunder, 8-0. The Jackals' winning margin set a new high mark in the ECHL that still stands. The two teams split the previous weekend set in Elmira on Feb. 19-20. The Jackals won the first contest 2-1 in the shootout but fell to Adirondack the next night 3-1. The Jackals are 2-3-0 at home against the Thunder and 5-4-0 in the overall season series.
- The Jackals currently have the longest winning streak in the ECHL at five games, with all five coming on the road.
- The Jackals are 19-3-2 when scoring first.
- Shane Owen has been outstanding since he was acquired from Indy. In three starts, he has a 3-0-0 record with a 1.00 goals-against-average and a .954 save percentage.
- Elmira is 22-1-2 when leading after two periods.
- The Jackals are 17-4-4 in one-goal games.
JACKALS STAT LEADERS
Goals: Allan McPherson (18)
Assists: Cason Hohmann (30)
Points: Cason Hohmann (46)
PIMs: Colin Jacobs (132)
+/-: Allan McPherson (+21)
W: Shane Owen (16)
GAA: Shane Owen (2.42)
SV%: Shane Owen (.918)
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