ECHL Today - April 6

April 6, 2012 - ECHL (ECHL)

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A preview of ECHL Kelly Cup Playoff games for Friday, April 6, 2012

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Eastern Conference Quarterfinals (Best of Five)

#8 Reading Royals at #1 Elmira Jackals 7:05 p.m. ET

Reading leads series 2-0

Series Matchup Sheet

- Reading's Kenny Ryan is tied for playoff lead with three goals.

- Elmira's Dustin Gazley is tied for fourth among rookies with three points (1g-2a). - Royals have scored first in each of the first two games of series.

- Jackals have scored two of their three goals in third period.

- Game 4, if necessary, is Saturday at 7:05 p.m. ET at Elmira.

#7 South Carolina Stingrays at #2 Gwinnett Gladiators 7:05 p.m. ET

Series tied 1-1

Series Matchup Sheet

- South Carolina's Daren Machesney is fourth with a 1.51 goals-against average.

- Gwinnett's Joey Haddad is first with a 66.7 percent shooting percentage (2-for-3).

- Stingrays are first with 23.00 shots-against per game.

- Gladiators are third on the power play at 28.6 percent (2-for-7).

- Game 4 is Sunday at 2:05 p.m. ET at Gwinnett.

#6 Wheeling Nailers at #3 Kalamazoo Wings 7:30 p.m. ET

Series tied 1-1

Series Matchup Sheet

- Wheeling's Andrew Hotham is tied for second among rookies with four points (2g-2a). - Kalamazoo's Sam Ftorek is tied for second among defensemen with two points (1g-1a).

- Nailers are tied for first with one shorthanded goal.

- K-Wings are first on the power play at 50.0 percent (3-for-6).

- Game 4 is Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET at Kalamazoo.

#5 Florida Everblades at #4 Greenville Road Warriors 7:35 p.m. ET

Florida leads series 2-0

Series Matchup Sheet

- Florida's Cedric Lalonde-McNicoll is tied for second with five points (2g-3a).

- Greenville's Marc-Olivier Vallerand is tied for third with two goals.

- Everblades have scored five of their eight goals in second period.

- Road Warriors are tied for fifth with 33.00 shots per game.

- Game 4, if necessary, is Saturday at 7:05 p.m. ET at Greenville.

Western Conference Quarterfinals (Best of Five)

#5 Stockton Thunder at #4 Colorado Eagles 7:05 p.m. MT

Stockton leads series 2-0

Series Matchup Sheet

- Stockton's Olivier Roy is tied for second with a 1.50 goals-against average.

- Colorado's Joey Sides is fourth with 11 shots.

- Thunder are least-penalized team in the playoffs with 5.00 penalty minutes per game.

- Eagles have scored two of the their three goals in first period.

- Game 4, if necessary, is Saturday at 7:05 p.m. MT at Colorado.

#7 Idaho Steelheads at #2 Ontario Reign 7 p.m. PT

Series tied 1-1

Series Matchup Sheet

- Idaho's Marty Flichel is tied for fifth with four points (2g-2a).

- Ontario's Jean-Francois Berube is third with 128 minutes played.

- Steelheads are tied for fourth on the power play at 25.0 percent (2-for-8).

- Reign are tied for fifth with 33.00 shots per game.

- Game 4 is Saturday at 6 p.m. PT at Ontario.

Other 2012 Kelly Cup Playoffs Series

Western Conference Quarterfinals (Best of Five)

#3 Las Vegas Wranglers vs. #6 Utah Grizzlies

Las Vegas wins series 3-0

Series Matchup Sheet

Game 1 - LAS VEGAS 2 at Utah 0

Game 2 - LAS VEGAS 3 at Utah 2

Game 3 - Utah 2 at LAS VEGAS 4

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