They may have ceded a point to a division rival, but the Gwinnett Gladiators certainly rebounded admirably after a disastrous outing against the same Orlando Solar Bears.
Gwinnett Gladiators head coach Rick Emmett said playing Orlando this weekend would be a good test. So far, Gwinnett is failing.
The Gwinnett Gladiators have come a ways since they last played Orlando nearly a month ago. The Solar Bears surged to a 5-2 win after trailing 2-1 early in the second period on Dec. 15 at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.
The Gwinnett Gladiators gutted out a 2-1 victory over South Carolina on Tuesday.
Tired, playing short-handed on defense, the Gwinnett Gladiators decimated Florida in a 8-1 rout Saturday. One of the biggest home crowds of the season was on hand for an offensive outburst as the Gladiators won for the fifth time in seven games.
Brad Phillips made 39 saves for his first pro shutout and the Gwinnett Gladiators trounced the top team in the ECHL, the South Carolina Stingrays, 4-0 on Friday night at North Charleston Coliseum.
Gladiators lose 4-1 to first-place South Carolina
IceMen rout Gladiators 6-0; Bartus notches 42-save shutout
Gwinnett picks up road victory, as well as first weekend victory of the season
Kwiet’s goals help Gwinnett win for second straight night
Playing before 5,263 at the Arena at Gwinnett Center, the Gladiators scored twice on the power play and won consecutive games for just the second time this season.
Reeled back in twice by the league’s best team, Antoine Corbin unleashed another big blast to once more give the Gwinnett Gladiators a lead. This one stood up.
A Wayne Simpson snipe late in the second period stood up as the game-winner and despite a flurry of late chances, the Gwinnett Gladiators dropped a 3-2 decision Saturday night to South Carolina at North Charleston Coliseum.
The Gwinnett Gladiators managed just 22 shots on goal against one of the best goalies in the league and, perhaps not surprisingly, lost 4-2 to South Carolina on Friday in Duluth.
Defenseman started juicing company with family
Louis Domingue has been one of the ECHL’s best goalies this season, his second with the Gwinnett Gladiators after turning pro last year. Domingue, a Phoenix Coyotes prospect, was called up to AHL Portland last week after posting a .939 save percentage and 2.01 goals-against average in seven games for Gwinnett. In this installment of “Getting to Know …,” Domingue talks with staff writer Christine Troyke about a variety of topics, including his cooking talents, starting out as a forward and being drafted by Phoenix in 2010.