The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans, host their in-state rival from Glens Falls tonight in the first of a two-game weekend set.
Elmira Jackals (25-22-4) vs. Adirondack Thunder (28-16-4)
DATE: Friday, February 19, 2016
TIME: 7:05 P.M. EST
LOCATION: First Arena
BROADCAST: 1410 WELM AM
ECHL: Media Kit
MAGNIFYING THE MATCHUP
Tonight, the Jackals host their in-state rival from Glens Falls. This meeting marks the seventh of 11 overall this season and the fourth of six at First Arena. Elmira exploded for eight goals last Tuesday 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. The Jackals' shutout win was the second straight shutout in the season series, however, the Thunder were victorious in the previous meeting, 1-0. Kent Simpson out-dueled Alex Vazzano in a goaltending exhibition as the Thunder were in the midst of an ECHL record-setting shutout streak. The Jackals are 3-3-0 against the Thunder since they joined the ECHL prior to the start of this season.
- C.J. Motte leads all rookie goaltenders and ranks third overall with 913 saves. He also ranks second among rookie netminders and sixth overall with 1913 minutes played.
- Tyler Currier leads the Jackals with four game-winning goals.
- The Jackals are 18-0-2 when leading after two.
- Cason Hohmann ranks seventh among rookies with 37 points (16 goals, 21 assists). He is tied for third among rookies in goals.
- Elmira is 15-3-4 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 (+18)
W: C.J. Motte (13)
GAA: C.J. Motte (2.79)
SV%: C.J. Motte (.911)
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February 19: 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!
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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