The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans, open their season-long six-game road stretch in Manchester with two games against the East Division leading Monarchs.
Elmira Jackals (23-20-1) at Manchester Monarchs (28-13-5)
DATE: Saturday, February 6, 2016
TIME: 7:00 P.M. EST
LOCATION: Verizon Wireless Arena
BROADCAST: 1410 WELM AM / WETM-2
ECHL: Media Kit
MAGNIFYING THE MATCHUP
The Jackals open February in Manchester for the first two of six consecutive games on the road. Saturday and Sunday's matchups mark the sixth and seventh of 11 meetings this season, and the second and third of five at Verizon Wireless Arena. The Jackals have won the only previous meeting in Manchester, on November 18th with a 2-1 victory. Niklas Lundstrom made 46 saves in his Jackals debut as Spiro Goulakos and former Jackal Scott Jacklin provided the offense on Education Day. However, the Monarchs have a one-game advantage in the season series after a weekend sweep in Elmira on January 8-9. Doug Carr stifled the Jackals offensive effort making 77 saves on 79 shots faced, which raised his total to 113 saves on 116 shots over the last three games between Elmira and Manchester. His only blemish was on December 11th when Kevin Clare beat him with a highlight reel shootout move to lead the Jackals past the Monarchs 2-1. C.J. Motte stopped 44 of 45 shots faced and all three in the shootout to earn the win.
- C.J. Motte leads all rookie goaltenders with 761 saves and ranks second in minutes played with 1609.
- Elmira is 14-3-1 in one-goal games.
- Cason Hohmann ranks fourth among rookies with 15 goals and ranks seventh with 32 points.
- Elmira is undefeated in shootouts and leads the league with five shootout wins.
- The Jackals are 13-3-0 when scoring first.
- Elmira is 17-0-1 when leading after two periods.
JACKALS STAT LEADERS
Goals: Cason Hohmann (15)
Assists: Chris Langkow & Cason Hohmann (17)
Points: Cason Hohmann (32)
PIMs: Colin Jacobs (122)
+/-: Allan McPherson (+9)
W: C.J. Motte (12)
GAA: C.J. Motte (2.91)
SV%: xNiklas Lundstrom (.929)
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February 6: Elmira Jackals at Manchester Monarchs - 7:00 p.m. EST. Watch every Jackals road game on WETM-2 or tune into 1410 WELM AM for all the live action!
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