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PREVIEW: Glads Have Eyes for Seventh Straight Home Win

Tuesday, November 29th
PREVIEW: Glads Have Eyes for Seventh Straight Home Win

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 7:00 PM

WHERE: Gas South Arena, - Duluth, Ga.

WHO: Atlanta Gladiators vs Savannah Ghost Pirates

BROADCAST: All Atlanta Gladiators games are broadcast live on the Gladiators Broadcast Network. Listen to the game online at Mixlr.com, or watch the game on FloHockey.TV.

GAME NOTES

DULUTH, Ga. - The Gladiators put their six-game home win streak on the line tonight against the Savannah Ghost Pirates. Atlanta is 2-1-0-0 this season against Savannah and won the last matchup 2-1 at home on Thanksgiving. Along with having won their last three games, the Gladiators have picked up points in six of their last seven engagements.

Scouting the Ghost Pirates: The Ghost Pirates are led by impressive rookie Pat Guay and his 16 points (7G-9A). Savannah also features a trio of rookie goaltenders in Isaiah Seville, Jordan Papirny, and Darion Hanson. Seville has the best numbers of the group with a 2-1-2-0 record, 2.09 goals-against average, and .944 save percentage. The former Vegas Golden Knights draft selection as seen Atlanta twice and is 0-1-1-0 with a .923 save percentage against the Gladiators. 

Parks Named Goaltender of the Week: Goaltenders Tyler Parks was named ECHL Goaltender of the Week today. Parks went 2-0-0 with a 1.89 goals-against average and a save percentage of .953 in two appearances against South Carolina last week. The 30-year-old turned aside 44 shots in a 3-1 win on Friday and made 38 saves in a 4-3 shootout victory on Saturday. Under contract to Tucson of the American Hockey League, Parks is 6-2-0 in eight appearances with the Gladiators this season and ranks fourth in the ECHL with a .933 save percentage and is sixth with a 2.32 goals-against average.

Extra Special Teams: Entering tonight’s action, Atlanta features the best special teams combo in the ECHL. The Gladiators’ power play ranks second in the league at 25.4%, and their penalty kill is the ECHL’s best at 93.3%. Until being held scoreless in four chances on Saturday against South Carolina, the Glads had scored power-play goals in 10 straight games. Mike Pelech (3G-6A) and Derek Topatigh (1G-8A) lead the team and are tied for second in the ECHL with nine power-play points each. After going 3-for-3 on the kill against the Stingrays on Saturday, Atlanta is now 17-for-17 on the PK through its last four games and has only allowed four power-play goals this season. In each of their last three contests, the Gladiators have killed off an opponent’s 5-on-3 of at least 1:39 in length (2:00 on Nov. 24, 1:39 on Nov. 25 and 1:47 on Nov. 26). Including a late-game scenario on Thursday, the Glads spent 6:31 down two men over the last three games and allowed no goals.

Right Out of the Gate: Kaid Oliver scored 38 seconds into the first period on Saturday against South Carolina. The goal was the fastest of the season for the Gladiators. Atlanta is 9-1-1-0 when scoring first and 6-0-0-0 when leading after one period.

Upcoming Home Games

Full Schedule
Jacksonville Icemen
Atlanta Gladiators
Wednesday, February 28th
Jacksonville Icemen @ Atlanta Gladiators
Puck Drops:
10:30 AM EST
Gas South Arena
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at
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ATL Atlanta Gladiators
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Greenville Swamp Rabbits
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Saturday, March 2nd
Greenville Swamp Rabbits @ Atlanta Gladiators
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM EST
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ATL Atlanta Gladiators
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Greenville Swamp Rabbits
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Sunday, March 3rd
Greenville Swamp Rabbits @ Atlanta Gladiators
Puck Drops:
3:00 PM EST
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