02/17/2017 9:35 AM
NOTE: Live commentary will not begin until 15 minutes before puck drop.
TODAY'S GAME: The Brampton Beast, the ECHL affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens, are looking to bounce back with a victory on Friday night as they complete a two-game series against the Wheeling Nailers. The Nailers took the first game with a 6-3 win.
A STREAK TO REMEMBER: On Wednesday night, the Nailers ended the Beast's franchise-record six-game winning streak. During that stretch, the Beast outscored their opponents 30-17. The Beast are now looking to bounce back and start a new streak. The team hasn't lost back-to-back games since Jan. 27 and 28. The loss was the club's first in the month of February.
AND NEW: Beast forward David Vallorani recorded a goal and two assists on Wednesday night to eclipse Jason Pitton's mark of 55 points to become the Beast's all-time single season points record holder. Vallorani currently has 58 points (23G, 35A) in 48 games played. He now needs three assists to tie Jamie VanderVeeken's single-season assists record of 38 set back in the 2013-14 CHL season.
ANOTHER RECORD ABOUT TO BE BROKEN: Goaltender Zach Fucale needs one more victory for 19 on the season, which would break Kristofer Westblom's record of 18 wins in a single season set during the 2013-14 CHL season.
GOALS GOALS GOALS: David Pacan is also nearing a Beast record of his own. The forward enters tonight's game with 27 goals to his credit, two goals shy of tying Andrew Fournier's team record of 29 goals in a season, set back in the 2013-14 Central Hockey League campaign.
HEAD-TO-HEAD MATCHUP: The Beast and the Nailers have been very evenly matched this season. Brampton owns a 3-4-0-0 record against Wheeling in 2016-17. These teams have met four times at WesBanco Arena and the Nailers have won the last three. David Vallorani has 12 points (5G, 7A) in seven games played against the Nailers this season.
STREAKY BEAST: The Beast have two players who are currently riding impressive seven-game point streaks, including David Ling (4G, 6A) and Chris Leveille (4G, 5A). Jordan Henry (3G, 7A) saw his six-game streak snapped in Wednesday night's loss to the Nailers.
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