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April 9, 2010 - ECHL (ECHL) - Kalamazoo Wings News Release

Switching venues, the American Conference Quarterfinals head to the Sovereign Center in Reading, Pennsylvania for game three of the best-of five-series between the Kalamazoo Wings and the Reading Royals. Reading evened up the series by defeating Kalamazoo 4-1 in game two on Wednesday.

Despite out-shooting the Royals 35-24 in game two, the K-Wings were only able to score once on Wednesday. The K-Wings are led by Trent Daavettila, who has amassed three points in the playoffs, all of which were recorded in game one.

Reading's Ryan Cruthers kept his dominance in game two. After posting four points in game one, Cruthers helped the Royals even-up the series by recording three points in game two. Goaltender Matt Dalton avenged his game one loss by turning aside 34 saves for the game two victory.

Team Playoff Leaders: Kalamazoo Wings Reading Royals

Goals: Ben Simon (2 Goals) Ryan Cruthers, Olivier Labelle,

Yannick Riendeau (2 Goals)

Assists: Patrick Asselin, Ryan Cruthers (5 Assists)

Trent Daavettila (2 Assists)

Points: Trent Daavettila (3 Points) Ryan Cruthers (7 Points)

+/-: Devin Featherstone, Andrew Fournier Ryan Cruthers (+3)

Tom Morrow (+ 2)

Penalty Minutes: Ben Simon (12 Minutes) Olivier Labelle (6 Minutes)

Power Play Goals: Entire Team (0 Goals) Daniel Steiner (1 Goals)

Short Handed Goals: Andrew Fournier (1 Goal) Entire Team (0 Goals)

Game Winning Goals: Mathieu Curadeau (1 GW) Marc Cavosie (1 GW)

Shots: Sam Ftorek (10 Shots) Ryan Cruthers, Olivier Labelle (7 Shots)

Shooting Percentage: Ben Simon (50%) Stefano Giliati, Daniel Steiner (50%)

Overtime Goals: Mathieu Curadeau (1 Goal) Entire Team (0 Goals)

Goals Against Average: Riley Gill (0.00) Matt Dalton (3.44)

Save Percentage: Riley Gill (1.00) Matt Dalton (0.908)

All-Time/ Season Series

All-Time Playoff Series: All-Time Series is Tied: 1-1

Best of Five Series: Best of Five Series is Tied at One Game Apiece

Last Meeting: K-Wings Lost 4-1 on April 7th @ Wings Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Next Meeting: Sunday, April 11th @ Sovereign Center in Reading, Pennsylvania

Power Outage

The K-Wings have struggled in the playoffs with a man-advantage. Kalamazoo is 0-for-8 on the power-play in the American Conference Quarterfinals.

Career Year

Forward Darryl Lloyd finished the regular season with 44 points. The 44 points was the most recorded in a single-season by Lloyd.

Tied at the Top

So far in the playoffs, Trent Daavettila has recorded three points. The three points places Daavettila in a six-way tie for first place among all ECHL rookies in playoff scoring.

Winning the Close Ones

The K-Wings have found ways to win the close games. Kalamazoo was 19-4-6-4 in games decided by a single goal and in the postseason the K-Wings are 1-0.

Tickets! Get Your Tickets!!

Tickets for all K-Wings home games are now on sale. Catch all the action as your K-Wings play the very best the ECHL has to offer. Tickets are on sale now by calling the Wings Stadium Ticket Office at (269) 345-5101.

Get On-Line

This season, the best way to keep track of the K-Wings is to log onto www.kwings.com . The site has player profiles, information about Wings Stadium events, and much, much more.

K-Wings Live

Join Head Coach Nick Bootland and the "Voice of the K-Wings" Mike Modugno this Monday on "K-Wings Live". The show is on The Classic Hits Station WLKM (95.9 FM) and online through the B-2 Networks through www.kwings.com from 7-8 p.m. at Old Burdick's Bar and Grill inside the Holiday Inn Kalamazoo on South 11th Street.

K-Wings on Radio

Catch all the K-Wings games, home and away, on the K-Wings Radio Network (95.9 FM WLKM & B-2 Networks on kwings.com). Join the "Voice of the K-Wings" Mike Modugno for all 72 regular season games plus the playoffs. Pre-game coverage begins with the Kalsee Credit Union Pre-Game Show 15 minutes prior to face-off. For the most complete coverage of the K-Wings from the opening face-off to the final buzzer, keep your radio tuned this season to the K-Wings Radio Network.

Upcoming Games

Sunday, April 11th @ Reading 7:05 PM (Game Four, Round One, Kelly Cup Playoffs)

* Monday, April 12th @ Reading 7:05 PM (Game Five, Round One, Kelly Cup Playoffs)

(*-Denotes If Necessary Game)


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