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April 18, 2017 - ECHL (ECHL) - Adirondack Thunder News Release

WHO: 1 - Adirondack Thunder (0-2) @ 4 - Manchester Monarchs (2-0) WHAT: 2017 KELLY CUP PLAYOFFS - NORTH DIVISION SEMIFINALS

WHEN: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

WHERE: Glens Falls Civic Center - Glens Falls, NY

TONIGHT'S MATCHUP: The Thunder return home for Game 3 of the North Division semifinals, their first of the season at the Glens Falls Civic Center. Adirondack enters tonight's action trailing the Manchester Monarchs 2-0 in the series after two defeats in New Hampshire but will play the remainder of the series on home ice.

ALONG CAME POLLOCK: Thunder forward Brett Pollock recorded two more assists in Saturday's loss to Manchester, one of two players with multiple points on the evening. The 6-3 winger leads all Adirondack players in the 2017 Kelly Cup Playoffs with three points (0-3-3) from three games played. Pollock collected 31 points (15-16-31) in 61 regular-season games with the team this season.

FROM THE WINDOW TO THE WALL: Thunder defenseman Alex Wall led the team with a pair of goals on Saturday, his first two career playoff goals. Wall scored in both the first and second periods of Game 2, including a power-play goal to open the game's scoring. Wall led all Adirondack defensemen on the season with 44 points (6-38-44), ranking fifth in the ECHL in both assists and points among rookie blueliners this season.

STEP BROTHERS: Thunder defenseman Stepan Falkovsky collected another assist in Saturday's loss, following his first career postseason point from Friday evening. Falkovsky recently returned to the Adirondack lineup for the first time since mid-March. In his first professional season, the 6-7 Belarus native collected 32 points (21-11-32) from 52 games played. Falkovksy's 21 goals led all ECHL defensemen during the regular season.

WE GOT THAT POWER: The Thunder scored on the power play in each game in Manchester over the weekend. Adirondack capitalized on the man advantage on Friday, courtesy of Ryan Culkin, and Saturday through Alex Wall. For the series, the Thunder are converting at a 25.0% clip after they finished the season atop the Eastern Conference with a 24.2% success rate.

HOME COOKING: Adirondack will play the remainder of their first-round series on home ice at the Glens Falls Civic Center. During the regular season, the Thunder posted a 22-8-3-3 record, good for 50 of their 93 points in the North Division standings. Adirondack's record on home ice ranked them tied for sixth in the ECHL and tied for second in the Eastern Conference in regular season play.

FLAMING HOT: The Thunder are one of three teams in the Calgary Flames organization to qualify for postseason play this season. The NHL's Calgary Flames and the AHL's Stockton Heat also clinched playoff berths, with Stockton qualifying just over the weekend. Stockton's current roster includes Adirondack Thunder alums Mikkel Aagaard, Ryan Lomberg and Mason McDonald.

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