The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans, return to First Arena to host the Wheeling Nailers following their season-long six-game road stretch.
Elmira Jackals (25-22-3) Wheeling Nailers (22-21-5)
DATE: Wednesday, February 17, 2016
TIME: 7:05 P.M. EST
LOCATION: First Arena
BROADCAST: 1410 WELM AM
ECHL: Media Kit
MAGNIFYING THE MATCHUP
Tonight the Jackals welcome the Wheeling Nailers for the fourth of six meetings this season and the third and final matchup at First Arena. Elmira has taken two of the first three contests this season with both wins coming in the shootout. In the last outing, the Jackals rode their power-play coming back from a two-goal deficit with three straight power-play goals. Tyler Currier scored twice and Chris Langkow added a goal as well. Cason Hohmann and Mike Seidel scored in the shootout to propel the Jackals to a 4-3 victory. C.J. Motte came in for Alex Vazzano and stopped 35 of 36 shots faced and three of four shootout attempts to earn the win. The night before, Wheeling defeated Elmira 4-1. In the season's first meeting, the Jackals traveled to WesBanco Arena and rode Niklas Lundstrom's 42 saves to a 3-2 shootout win. Lundstrom also stopped both shootout attempts he faced. Jacob MacDonald scored a shorthanded goal and Tyler Currier scored an even-strength tally. Colin Jacobs and Justin Bernhardt scored in the shootout. Elmira is 43-33-11 all-time against Wheeling.
- C.J. Motte leads all rookie goaltenders and ranks fourth overall with 888 saves. He also ranks second among rookie netminders with 1852 minutes played.
- Elmira is 14-3-1 when scoring first.
- Jacob MacDonald leads the league with four shorthanded goals. MacDonald's shorthanded total has never been bested by a defenseman in league history.
- 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 fourth among rookies in goals.
- Elmira is 15-3-3 in one-goal games.
JACKALS STAT LEADERS
Goals: Cason Hohmann & Allan McPherson (16)
Assists: Chris Langkow & Cason Hohmann (21)
Points: Cason Hohmann (37)
PIMs: Colin Jacobs (128)
+/-: Allan McPherson (+18)
W: C.J. Motte (13)
GAA: C.J. Motte (2.79)
SV%: xNiklas Lundstrom (.929)
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February 17: Elmira Jackals vs. Wheeling Nailers - 7:05 p.m. EST. Click here to purchase tickets or tune into 1410 WELM AM for all the live action!
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!
February 21: Elmira Jackals at Manchester Monarchs - 3:00 p.m. EST. Watch every Jackals road game on WETM-2 or tune into 1410 WELM AM for all the live action!