10/22/2016 8:05 AM
NOTE: Live commentary will not begin until 15 minutes before puck drop.
TODAY'S GAME: The Beast have earned points in two consecutive games to start the 2016-17 ECHL season and hope to earn some more as they invade Toledo to face the Walleye on Saturday night. These two teams clashed last night where the Walleye edged the Beast 6-5 in a shootout during the Beast Home Opener.
NOT A BAD START: The Beast currently sit in a tie with the Manchester Monarchs for third place in the North Division with three points recorded through two games. Last season it took the Beast seven games to record their first three points.
STARTING STRONG: 2015-16 Beast Offensive Player of the Year Luke Pither continued to roll in his second game of the season, recording his second consecutive three-point night with a goal and two assists in yesterday's home opener. He is now tied for second in ECHL scoring with six points (3G, 3A), two points back of Toledo's Kyle Bonis (5G, 3A).
PK STAYS HOT: In spite of allowing their first power play goal against last night against Toledo, the Beast continue to excel at killing penalties and have now killed off 10 of their first 11 shorthanded opportunities.
BACK TO BACK: Luke Pither (3G, 3A), Chris Leveille (2A) and David Vallorani (2G, 2A) currently boast modest two-game point streaks, having recorded points in back-to-back games to start the season.
TOUGH OPPONENT: Last season, the Beast were in tough against the Toledo Walleye, playing them 11 times and skating away with a 2-8-0-1 record. The good news is that the two Beast wins against Toledo both came at home at the Powerade Centre.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Last night's contest saw a pair of new Beast skaters record their first points as a member of the Beast, including Brandon MacLean (1G) and David Pacan (1G, 1A).
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