The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans, conclude their two-game weekend set against the Adirondack Thunder with a Saturday Night Showdown at First Arena.
Elmira Jackals (26-22-4) vs. Adirondack Thunder (28-16-5)
DATE: Saturday, February 20, 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 conclude a two-game weekend set at First Arena. These two in-state and East Division rivals will meet for the eighth of 11 overall matchups and the fifth of six in Elmira. Last night, the Jackals and Thunder battled in a goaltenders duel with each team scoring once in the second period, but that would be all until the shootout. C.J. Motte stopped 37 of 38 shots faced and two of three shootout attempts to earn his 14th win of the season. Drew Fielding turned aside 43 of 44 shots faced and one of three shootout attempts suffering the loss. Colin Jacobs scored the lone Jackals goal in regulation and also added a shootout goal with Cason Hohmann earning the shootout winner. Justin Bernhardt recorded an assist extending his point streak to four games. In the previous meeting, Elmira exploded for eight goals in Glens Falls, tying a season-high for goals scored in a single game and setting a new mark for their winning margin. Eleven different Jackals registered at least one point including multi-point games for Chris Langkow, Allan McPherson, Tyler Currier, Zach Cohen, Jacob MacDonald, and Justin Bernhardt, while C.J. Motte turned aside all 28 Thunder shots to earn his second shutout of the season.
- C.J. Motte leads all rookie goaltenders and ranks third overall with 950 saves. He also leads all first-year netminders and ranks fifth overall with 1978 minutes played.
- The Jackals have earned at least one point in six of the last seven games.
- Jacob MacDonald leads the league with four shorthanded goals.
- The Jackals are 18-0-2 when leading after two.
- Elmira is 16-3-4 in one-goal games.
JACKALS STAT LEADERS
Goals: Cason Hohmann & Allan McPherson (16)
Assists: Chris Langkow (22)
Points: Cason Hohmann (37)
PIMs: Colin Jacobs (128)
+/-: Allan McPherson (+17)
W: C.J. Motte (14)
GAA: C.J. Motte (2.73)
SV%: C.J. Motte (.913)
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February 20: Elmira Jackals vs. Adirondack Thunder - 7:05 p.m. EST. Click here to purchase tickets or tune into 1410 WELM AM for all the live action!
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