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GAME 12 PREVIEW: BRAMPTON BEAST vs RAPID CITY RUSH

11/26/2014 8:15 AM -
GAME 12 PREVIEW: Brampton Beast @ Rapid City Rush
 
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
Time: 8:35 p.m. (EST)
Arena: Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City, South Dakota
Watch: ECHL TV
Listen: Beast Radio
 
TONIGHT'S GAME: Tonight's game marks the Beast's fifth road game this season, and the first of three contests between the Brampton Beast and Rapid City Rush this week. The teams will meet a total of nine times this season.  
                                                                    
LAST TIME OUT: Despite an early third-period goal that made the game close until the final moments, the Beast were unable to overcome back-to-back stellar performances from Riley Gill, the ECHL leader in SAV%, to fall 4-1 on Saturday night and drop a second consecutive game to the Allen Americans. The result lowers the Beast to 3-7-1 on the season, however they remain 3-2-0 in their last five games after winning three in a row over the previous two weeks against Quad City.                                        
                                                                                                                       
AT ICE LEVEL:                                             
  • Road Warriors: The Beast's road penalty-kill is 2nd in the ECHL at 92.3%
  • Dreaming of Home: Brampton has only one point so far this season away from the Powerade Centre in four games played (a 3-2 OT loss to Elmira).
  • Old-Fashioned Shootout: Brampton is 3rd in the ECHL with 33.45 shots taken/game, and last in the ECHL with 44.0 shots allowed/game
  • Road Less Travelled: Brampton has only played 4 road games so far this season, tied with Cincinnati for the fewest in the ECHL
  • Avoiding the Sin Bin: Brampton has recorded 167 PIM (2nd lowest) & have taken 41 minor penalties, the fewest of any team in the ECHL
  • Clean Opponents: Brampton’s opponent PIM is the lowest of any team in the league at 128, almost half the league average of 242 opponent PIM/team
  • Star Signing: One of Brampton's big-name off-season acquisitions, Chad Painchaud, has wasted no time in showing why he were brought in to the team. Painchaud currently leads the Beast in scoring with 11 points in ten games (2 G, 9A)
  • Double-Edged Sword: The second period has been Brampton's best offensively through the team's first ten games, as they have tallied 13 goals in the middle frame, but also their worst defensively as they have allowed 19
  • Shutting Down the Third: The Beast have allowed the fewest shots against in the third period (141) and have also conceded the fewest goals (13) in that frame
  • Shooting Stats: Brampton has a 3.05% shooting percentage in the first period, an 11.01% shooting percentage in the second period, and a 6.42% shooting percentage in the third, good for 7.33% overall (compared to a league average of 10.41%)          
TRENDS:
 
BEAST: 1-4-0 when scoring first, 2-3-1 when conceding the first goal
RUSH: 5-2-1 when scoring first, 0-7-0 when conceding the first goal      
                                      
The closer the game, the better the Beast play, carrying an 3-0-1 record in one-goal games and 0-7-0 in 2+ goal games this season                        
                                   
Brampton is 1-4-0 when scoring first this season, and 2-2-1 when conceding the first goal against. Allen is 6-0-0 when scoring first                          
                                   
The Beast have taken more shots in the first than any other period (131), but have the fewest goals to show for it (4)

RECENT MOVES:
11/14 – ADD Rob Ricci (Signed to SPC)
11/14 – DEL Jeremy Beaudry (Released from SPC)
11/14 – DEL Linden Bahm (Released from SPC)
 
NEXT GAME:
The Beast take on the Rapid City Rush for game two of the series on Friday, November 28 at 9:05 PM EST  


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