The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans, close out the 2015 portion of their season tonight at the Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo.
Elmira Jackals (19-11-0) at Kalamazoo Wings (11-16-3)
DATE: Thursday, December 31, 2015
TIME: 6:00 P.M. EST
LOCATION: Wings Event Center
BROADCAST: 1410 WELM AM / WETM-2
Kalamazoo Wings: Bios
ECHL: Media Kit
MAGNIFYING THE MATCHUP
The Jackals will conclude the 2015 portion of their schedule tonight at the Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo, MI. This matchup marks the fourth of five meetings this season and the first visit to Kalamazoo. The pack has not traveled to Kalamazoo since November 8, 2014 and despite a power-play goal from Justin Kea the Wings won 2-1 in a shootout. The Jackals last win in Kalamazoo came on January 16, 2013. This season, the Jackals won two of the previous three meetings during a three-game in four-day stretch at First Arena December 2-5. Jacob MacDonald scored shorthanded goals in the first two meetings with the Wings. Allan McPherson leads the Jackals against the Wings with five points (two goals, three assists).
- Niklas Lundstrom is tied for second in the league with a .938 save percentage.
- Jacob MacDonald leads the league with three shorthanded goals. He is tied for second among ECHL defensemen with eight goals.
- Elmira is 11-1-0 when scoring first.
- The Jackals are 15-0-0 when leading after two periods.
- Elmira is 10-2-0 in one-goal games.
- Spiro Goulakos is tied for second among rookies and defensemen with four power-play goals.
- The Jackals have the eighth-best road penalty kill at 84.7% (9-for-59).
JACKALS STAT LEADERS
Goals: Cason Hohmann & Mike Seidel (10)
Assists: Chris Langkow (14)
Points: Cason Hohmann (22)
PIMs: Garrett Klotz (71)
+/-: Jacob MacDonald & Nick Petrecki (+11)
W: Niklas Lundstrom & C.J. Motte (8)
GAA: Niklas Lundstrom (2.50)
SV%: Niklas Lundstrom (.938)
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December 31: Elmira Jackals at Kalamazoo Wings - 6:00 p.m. EST. Watch every Jackals road game on WETM-2 or tune into 1410 WELM AM for all the live action!
January 2: Elmira Jackals at Kalamazoo Wings - 7:00 p.m. EST. Watch every Jackals road game on WETM-2 or tune into 1410 WELM AM for all the live action!
January 3: Elmira Jackals at Toledo Walleye - 5:15 p.m. EST. Watch every Jackals road game on WETM-2 or tune into 1410 WELM AM for all the live action!