TODAY'S GAME: The Beast will look to earn points in five straight games for the first time in their ECHL history as they host the Missouri Mavericks at the Powerade Centre on Sunday afternoon. The Mavericks narrowly edged the Beast 5-4 in a shootout at the Powerade Centre on Friday night.
LET'S KEEP ROLLING: The Beast are ahead of last year's pace as it took the 2015-16 club eight games to earn eight points in the standings. While the Beast rank fifth out of six clubs in the South Division, they actually possess the second best winning percentage (0.625). Every division rival has played at least one more game than Brampton.
LIGHTING IT UP: 2015-16 Beast Offensive Player of the Year Luke Pither and new Beast skater David Vallorani are off to a hot start with seven points in four games apiece. Pither (4G and 3A) and Vallorani (3G and 4A) trail Rapid City's Lindsay Sparks by six points for the league scoring lead. Sparks has played three more games than the Brampton tandem.
VERY SPECIAL TEAMS: The Beast are looking good on both the power play and the penalty kill through three games. The Beast PP units have converted on 20% of chances, and the team's penalty killing is at 86.4%.
GOING FOR FOUR: The Beast's scoring depth has been on display so far in this young season as at least four different players have scored a goal in each of the past three games. Eleven players on the Brampton roster have scored a goal this season compared to seven for Missouri.
MISSING MAVS: Last season, the Missouri Mavericks were arguably the best team in the ECHL and recorded 109 points and were the only team to break the 100-point plateau. Missouri has struggled out of the gate by dropping four of its first five games.
FUCALE DEBUTS: Zach Fucale, the 2013 second round (36th overall) draft pick of the Montreal Canadiens, makes his goaltending debut with the Brampton Beast this weekend. Fucale captured the 2013 Memorial Cup with the Halifax Mooseheads and the gold medal as the starter for Team Canada at the 2015 World Junior Hockey Championships.