02/18/2017 6:25 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 wrap up a tough five-game road trip as they head to Fort Wayne, Indiana to face the Komets.
FEELING HOT, HOT, HOT: Coming off a big North Division win at WesBanco Arena over the Wheeling Nailers, the Beast enter Saturday night's game against the Komets as winners of seven of their last eight games, outscoring their opponents 39-26 in the process. The high-flying Beast offense hasn't scored less than three goals in a game during their hot stretch.
PUSHING THE LIMITS: With a goal and an assist on Wednesday against Wheeling, David Vallorani set a new club record for points in a season at 57. He pushed his new record even higher on Friday night with another goal and two assists, giving Vallorani 60 points on the season. He's now chasing the Beast single-season assist record, originally set at 38 helpers by Jamie VanderVeeken in the 2013-14 CHL season. Vallorani needs two assists to tie VanderVeeken and three to pull ahead.
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.
GETTING CLOSER TO HISTORY: David Pacan netted his 28th and 29th goals of the season against the Nailers on Wednesday, pulling him into a tie with Andrew Fournier for the Beast single-season goals record, originally set in the 2013-14 CHL season. Pacan's next goal will give him 30 on the season, which would make him the first player in franchise history to reach that plateau.
HEAD-TO-HEAD MATCHUP: The Beast have fared well against Fort Wayne this season and currently own a 3-0-0-0 record against the Komets heading into Saturday night's game. The Beast have outscored the Komets 15-8 this season. The last time these two teams met was on Jan. 22 at the Powerade Centre when the Beast eked out a 4-3 win.
LEAVE IT TO THE ROOKIE: Beast rookie Chris Leveille is currently riding an impressive eight-game point streak, during which he has amassed four goals and seven assists for 11 points.
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