Toledo forward Jeff Johnstone scored a goal in five straight games through Friday, as the Storm have lost just once in their past 10 games (5-1-4) to improve to 28-7-6, tops in the ECHL.
Columbus right winger Brent Cullaton entered Saturday's game against Augusta with one goal in his past 10 games, as the Cottonmouths ran their winless skid to 10 games (0-8-2) in a loss to South Carolina on Friday.
BY THE NUMBERS
499-Career points for Dayton Bombers center Jamie Ling, who entered Saturday vying to become the 16th player in ECHL history to reach the 500-point plateau.
1,942-Fans in attendance in Richmond for the Renegades' 2-1 loss to Columbia on Thursday, the team's smallest crowd of the season.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"Hockey players are a strange breed. They're going to remember this. We'll play them again, I believe (Feb. 20 and March 15 in Augusta). When you get humbled in your own building and the other team is enjoying it a little too much, hockey players don't forget."
- Columbia coach Scott White in The State, after the Inferno lost 7-1 to the last-place Lynx on Friday.