The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans, resume play following the holiday break at home tonight against the Reading Royals.
Elmira Jackals (18-10-0) vs. Reading Royals (13-11-3)
DATE: Saturday, December 26, 2015
TIME: 7:05 P.M. EST
LOCATION: First Arena
BROADCAST: 1410 WELM AM
Reading Royals: Bios
ECHL: Media Kit
MAGNIFYING THE MATCHUP
Tonight the Jackals return from their Holiday Break to face-off against the Reading Royals in their third consecutive meeting. Before the break, the Jackals traveled to Santander Arena for a two-game set and came away with a 1-1 record. Friday's 5-2 win pushed the Jackals' winning streak to seven games, but Saturday's 2-0 shutout loss snapped the streak, which was the longest active streak in the ECHL at the time. On Friday, Niklas Lundstrom stopped 32 shots for his fifth consecutive win while Jacob MacDonald, Tyler Currier, Mark Bennett, Spiro Goulakos and Justin Kea provided the goal scoring. The next night C.J. Motte was out-dueled by Adam Morrison; despite giving up just one goal on 35 shots faced, Motte and the Jackals fell 2-0 with an empty-net goal. Tonight's meeting marks the eighth of 12 overall this season and the third of six at First Arena. The Jackals lead the DeMet's Candy Cup Challenge season series 4-3.
- Jacob MacDonald leads the league with three shorthanded goals. He is tied for second among ECHL defensemen with eight goals.
- Spiro Goulakos is second among rookies with four power-play goals.
- Elmira is 10-1-0 when scoring first.
- Elmira is 15-0-0 when leading after two periods.
- Elmira is 9-2-0 in one-goal games.
- Allan McPherson has a current six-game home point streak.
JACKALS STAT LEADERS
Goals: Cason Hohmann & Mike Seidel (10)
Assists: Chris Langkow (14)
Points: Cason Hohmann (21)
PIMs: Garrett Klotz (71)
+/-: Jacob MacDonald (+12)
W: Niklas Lundstrom (8)
GAA: Niklas Lundstrom (2.26)
SV%: Niklas Lundstrom (.945)
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December 26: Elmira Jackals vs. Reading Royals at First Arena - 7:05 p.m. Click here for tickets or call (607) 734-7825!