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Beast Drill for Oil in Tulsa

12/11/2014 3:01 PM -

GAME 18 PREVIEW: Brampton Beast vs. Tulsa Oilers

Date: Friday, Dec. 12, 2014

Time: 8:35 p.m. (EST)

Arena: BOK Center, Oklahoma

Watch: ECHL TV

Listen: Beast Radio

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TONIGHT'S GAME: Tonight's game will be the Beast's first against the Tulsa Oilers as members of the ECHL, and is their 18th game this season. The Beast come into the contest with a 6-4-0 record in their last 10, and have won three of their last four on the road. It is the Beast's second game of a seven-game road trip, and will be the first of eight games between the Beast and Oilers this season.

LAST TIME OUT: The Beast lost their second consecutive game on Tuesday night, falling 5-2 to the Missouri Mavericks. The result lowered the Beast to 7-9-1 on the season and 3-4-1 on the road. Jason Dale and Jason Pitton both scored for the Beast, who went up 2-0 in the first five minutes of play, but could not hold on throughout the final 40 minutes of play for what would have been their fourth consecutive road victory.  

AT ICE LEVEL:                                             

Defensive Reinforcements: The Beast added defenseman Steven Tarasuk to their roster earlier this week, in addition to rookie Riley Austin on December 5th. Austin played Division I hockey for four seasons with St. Lawrence University

No-Fail Dale: Jason Dale has six points (4G, 2A) in his last seven games

PK Climbing: Brampton's penalty kill continues to improve game after game, having conceded a league-low 7 goals against all season, with just one of those goals coming on the road. The Beast's overall PK is 2nd in the ECHL at 88.1%, while their PK on the road is first at 96.4%

Shooting Stats: The Beast currently face the largest shot differential in the ECHL at -209 through 17 games, an average of 12.3 shots/game

Double-edged Sword: The second period is the Beast’s best offensively with 16 goals on 157 shots (10.19% shooting %), but also their worst defensively with 26 goals allowed on 265 shots (9.81% opposition shooting %). Comparatively, the Beast’s best defensive period has been the third, with 13 goals allowed on 196 shots (6.63%)

Forward Unit Heating Up: Jason Pitton and Mike MacIsaac both have 7 points in their last 10 games. Rob Ricci has 7 points in his first 9 games as a Beast

Shutting Down the Third: The Beast have allowed the fewest shots against in the third period (196), and the most shots against in the second (265)

Dominant Goaltending: Over the last month, Grant Rollheiser is 2-3-0 with a 2.45 GAA and 0.939 save percentage. Cann is 4-1-0 with a 3.09 GAA and 0.925 save percentage during the same period

Pain-SHOW: Chad Painchaud continues to lead the Beast in scoring this season with 16 points (4G, 12A) in 17 games. Painchaud is also the Beast's leading shooter with 70 SOG, 22 more than Mathew Maione in second place                                                                                    

TRENDS:                  

BEAST: 4-6-0 when scoring first, 3-3-1 when conceding first goal
OILERS: 8-1-2 when scoring first, 4-7-1 when conceding first goal

The closer the game, the better the Beast seem to play, with a 5-1-1 record in one-goal games and 2-8-0 in 2+ goal games this season

Grant Rollheiser’s 55 saves in Brampton’s 2-1 win over RC on 11/29 is most saves made by any goaltender in an ECHL game this season                                                                                                                                                         

RECENT MOVES:

12/09 – ADD Steven Tarasuk (Signed to SPC)
12/07 – DEL Frank LittleJohn (Released from SPC)
12/05 – Placed Elgin Reid on 21 Day IR
12/05 – ADD Frank LittleJohn (Signed to SPC)
12/04 – ADD Riley Austin (Signed to SPC)

NEXT GAME:

The Beast take on the Allen Americans for game three of their road trip on Saturday December 13 at 8:05 PM EST.



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