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NOV 28 GAME PREVIEW - BEAST VS RUSH

11/28/2014 8:31 AM -

GAME 13 PREVIEW: Brampton Beast @ Rapid City Rush

Date: Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

Time: 9:05 p.m. (EST)

Arena: Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City, South Dakota

Watch: ECHL TV

Listen: Beast Radio

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TONIGHT'S GAME: Tonight's game marks the Brampton Beast's sixth road game this season, and the second of three contests between the Beast and Rapid City Rush this week. The teams will meet a total of nine times this season. The Beast currently sit just one place and two points behind Rapid City in the ECHL's Western Conference, with four games in hand, after taking two points from Rapid City on Wednesday.                        

LAST TIME OUT: The Beast were able to record their first road victory of the season in a tense game in Rapid City on November 26, with rookie Tyson Fawcett scoring the game-winning goal for the Beast, his second point of the night, with just 1:32 remaining in the 4-3 victory. Jason Dale, Chad Painchaud and Mathew Maione also scored for the Beast, while Elgin Reid had two assists. Trevor Cann recorded 32 saves for his third win of the year. The result improves the Beast to 4-7-1 on the season and 4-2-0 in their last six games. Brayden Rose, Matt McCready, Mike MacIsaac, Rob Ricci and Cal Wild all picked up assists in the game.                                                                                                                                   

AT ICE LEVEL:                                                                                                                                     

Top Tenders: The Beast have faced 4 of the current top-5 goalies in the ECHL based on save percentage, in 8 of their 12 games:
Riley Gill (2 times, 0.944 SAV%, ALN)
Jeff Lerg (0.936 SAV%, TOL)
Evan Mosher (4 times, 0.933 SAV%, QC)

Sam Marotta (0.931 SAV%, ELM)
All four goalies are also in the top-12 goalie leaders by GAA (Gill is 1st, Lerg is 3rd)

Road Warriors: The Beast's road penalty-kill is tied for first in the ECHL at 94.1%, and has only conceded one goal in 17 times shorthanded

Making Up Ground: With Wednesday's win the Beast sit just one place and two points back of the Rush in the ECHL’s Western Conference, with four games in hand

Cann the Man: Trevor Cann’s 289 saves so far this season places him 6th in the ECHL in that category with less GP than all five goaltenders in front of him

Clutch Performers: Brampton has a .750 winning percentage in the extra frame with two OT wins, one SO win, and one OT loss (7 of 8 possible points)

Blueline Boys: The Beast currently have 4 defensemen who are scoring at a 0.33 PPG pace or better, 2 of which are rookies (Mathew Maione, Brayden Rose)                                        

Old-Fashioned Shootout: Brampton is 4th in the ECHL with 33.17 shots taken/game, and last in the ECHL with 43.25 shots allowed/game                                             

Avoiding the Sin Bin: Brampton has recorded 177 PIM this season (2nd-lowest in ECHL) & have taken 46 minor penalties, the fewest of any team                                          

Pain-SHOW: Chad Painchaud continues his point-per-game pace with Tyler Donati on the IR. Painchaud currently leads the Beast in scoring with 12 points in 12 games (3G, 9A) and 55 shots on goal                                                                                 

Shutting Down the Third: The Beast have allowed the fewest shots against in the third period (151) and have also conceded the fewest goals (14) in that frame                                                                                                                                 

TRENDS:

BEAST: 2-4-0 when scoring first, 2-3-1 when conceding first goal
RUSH: 5-2-1 when scoring first, 0-8-0 when conceding first goal

The closer the game, the better the Beast seem to play, with a 4-0-1 record in one-goal games and 0-7-0 in 2+ goal games this season                                                                       

The Beast have taken 141 shots in the first, more than any other period, but have only 6 goals (4.29% shooting percentage)                                                                                                    

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 the final game of the series on Saturday, November 29 at 9:05 PM EST

 



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