The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans, hit the road and travel down to Wheeling for a weekend set against the Nailers. This weekend will mark the final two matchups between the Jackals and Nailers this season.
Elmira Jackals (26-25-4) at Wheeling Nailers (26-21-5)
DATE: Saturday, February 27, 2016
TIME: 7:35 P.M. EST
LOCATION: WesBanco Arena
BROADCAST: 1410 WELM AM / WETM-2
ECHL: Media Kit
MAGNIFYING THE MATCHUP
This weekend the Jackals make their final visit to Wheeling for a two-game set against the Nailers. Tonight's meeting and tomorrow's afternoon affair will mark the final two of six total matchups this season and the second and third at WesBanco Arena, which is the second-lowest total in a single season between the Jackals and Nailers. Elmira is 43-33-12 all-time against Wheeling. This will also be the first year since the 2010-11 campaign that these two former divisional rivals have not faced off at least 13 times. In the last contest, Justin Bernhardt scored the opening goal and Spiro Goulakos added a goal and an assist in his first game back from Rochester, but the Nailers skated away with a 3-2 overtime win on a controversial high-sticking play that led to the game-winning goal. Tyler Currier leads the Jackals with three goals against the Nailers and Currier and Chris Langkow lead the team with three points against Wheeling.
- Goaltender Alain Valiquette made his professional debut last night in relief of C.J. Motte. The Sudbury, Ont. native just completed his CIS career at Laurentian University.
- Elmira is 14-3-2 when scoring first.
- The Jackals lead the league with six shootout wins.
- Elmira ranks fifth in the league averaging 31.71 shots for per game.
- Jacobs MacDonald ranks second among defensemen with 141 shots.
- The Jackals are 16-4-4 in one-goal games.
- Elmira is 18-1-2 when leading after two periods.
JACKALS STAT LEADERS
Goals: Cason Hohmann, Allan McPherson & Tyler Currier (16)
Assists: Chris Langkow & Cason Hohmann (24)
Points: Cason Hohmann (40)
PIMs: Colin Jacobs (132)
+/-: Allan McPherson (+18)
W: C.J. Motte (14)
GAA: C.J. Motte (2.83)
SV%: C.J. Motte (.910)
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February 27: Elmira Jackals at Wheeling Nailers - 7:35 p.m. EST. Watch every Jackals road game on WETM-2 or tune into 1410 WELM AM for all the live action!
February 28: Elmira Jackals at Wheeling Nailers - 4:05 p.m. EST. Watch every Jackals road game on WETM-2 or tune into 1410 WELM AM for all the live action!