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Stingrays Playoff Game Preview: Stingrays Battle Nailers in Game 3 Tonight in Wheeling, West Virgini

April 23, 2014 - ECHL (ECHL) - South Carolina Stingrays News Release

North Charleston, S.C. - The South Carolina Stingrays visit the Wheeling Nailers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals tonight at 7:00 at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling, West Virginia . The Nailers lead the best-of-seven series 2 -0.

#3 South Carolina Stingrays (43-23-2-4, 92 points) vs. #6 Wheeling Nailers (39-27-1-5, 84 points)

Nailers Lead Series 2-0

Game 1 - Wheeling Nailers 3 at South Carolina Stingrays 0 Final Box Score

Game 2 - Wheeling Nailers 3 at South Carolina 2 Final Overtime Final Box Score

Game 3 - Wednesday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m. ET at Wheeling

Game 4 - Friday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. ET at Wheeling

Game 5 - Saturday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m. ET at Wheeling (If Necessary)

Game 6 - Tuesday, April 29 at 7:05 p.m. ET at South Carolina (If Necessary)

Game 7 - Wednesday, April 30 at 7:05 p.m. ET at South Carolina (If Necessary)

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at a Glance:

Game 1: Goaltender Mike Condon stopped all 23 Stingrays shots for his first professional postseason shutout in a 3-0 Nailers victory. Forwards Chaz Johnson, Christiaan Minella and defenseman Mike Ratchuk provided the scoring. Read Recap

Game 2: The Stingrays claimed 1-0 and 2-1 leads off goals from defenseman Luka Vidmar and Jack Downing, but the Nailers netted two power-play tallies thanks to forwards Denver Manderson and Chaz Johnson to force overtime. In the extra session, forward Tom Kuhnhackl lifted a shot past Stingrays netminder Pheonix Copley, who made his first professional postseason start, to seal the victory. Read Recap

Game 4 between the two teams is Friday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. at WesBanco Arena and Game 5 (if necessary) will take place on Saturday, April 26 at 7:0 p.m., also in Wheeling.

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South Carolina Stingrays Roster and Biographies

Wheeling Nailers Roster and Biographies

2014 Kelly Cup Playoff Records

South Carolina : 0-2

Wheeling: 2 -0

2013-2014 Regular-Season Records

South Carolina: 43-23-2-4, 92 points (1st place, South Division, 3rd Eastern Conference)

Wheeling: 39-27-1-5, 84 points (2nd place, Atlantic Division, 6th Eastern Conference)

Stingrays vs. Wheeling, All-Time Regular-Season Record


Stingrays vs. Wheeling, All-Time Postseason Record


All-Time Postseason Records

South Carolina : 84-79, 19-20 in overtime

Wheeling Nailers: 35 -31, 11 -9 in overtime

Wheeling Nailers/Thunderbirds and Carolina: 63 -60

Head Coaches

South Carolina: Spencer Carbery (3rd year)

Wheeling: Clark Donatelli (2nd year)

NHL Affiliate

South Carolina: Boston Bruins

Wheeling: Montreal Canadiens and Pittsburgh Penguins

AHL Affiliate

South Carolina: Providence Bruins

Wheeling: Hamilton Bulldogs and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

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