The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans, continue their home stretch tonight looking for a split in the weekend set against the Manchester Monarchs.
Elmira Jackals (20-14-0) vs. Manchester Monarchs (21-12-3)
DATE: Saturday, January 9, 2016
TIME: 7:05 P.M. EST
LOCATION: First Arena
BROADCAST: 1410 WELM AM
ECHL: Media Kit
MAGNIFYING THE MATCHUP
Tonight the Jackals and Monarchs complete their two-game weekend set at First Arena. This matchup marks the fifth of 11 meetings this season and the fourth of six on Jackals' home ice. Last night, the Monarchs bested the Jackals 6-1, increasing their point lead in the East Division to five over Elmira. Tyler Currier recorded his 10th goal of the season and Daniel Gentzler earned his first ECHL point, an assist, in his ECHL debut. The road team has won three of the first four meetings this season with the lone home win coming at First Arena on December 11th. C.J. Motte and Doug Carr dueled in net sending the game into a shootout tied 1-1. Kevin Clare scored the only goal in the skill competition to secure the 2-1 win for the Jackals.
- Jacob MacDonald leads the ECHL with three shorthanded goals. He is tied for third among defensemen with eight goals this season.
- The Jackals are 16-0-0 when leading after two periods.
- Cason Hohmann ranks eighth among league rookies with 25 points (10 goals, 15 assists).
- Elmira is 12-1-0 when scoring first.
- The Jackals are 3-0 in shootouts this season and 4-0 in games that last beyond regulation.
- Elmira is 11-2-0 in one-goal games.
- The Jackals have not lost three consecutive games this season.
JACKALS STAT LEADERS
Goals: Mike Seidel (11)
Assists: Chris Langkow & Cason Hohmann (15)
Points: Cason Hohmann (25)
PIMs: Colin Jacobs (92)
+/-: Jacob MacDonald (+10)
W: C.J. Motte (9)
GAA: C.J. Motte (2.83)
SV%: xNiklas Lundstrom (.929)
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