11/11/2016 1:45 PM
NOTE: Live commentary will not begin until 15 minutes before puck drop.
TODAY'S GAME: The Beast are looking to earn points in three straight road games — and capture back-to-back wins— as they take on their North Division rival the Elmira Jackals on Friday night at First Arena. This game starts a stretch that will see the Beast play seven of nine games away from home.
CHANCE TO CLIMB: Brampton will look to take advantage of an opportunity to climb out of fifth place in the North Division. A Beast win combined with losses by the Wheeling Nailers and Manchester Monarchs, will leapfrog the Beast into a tie for third place with the Monarchs.
ON A ROLL: First-year Beast player David Pacan, and Beast captain Brandon Marino have each recorded points in each of his team's last six games after being kept off the scoreboard in the season opener. They are also both coming off three-point performances against the Fort Wayne Komets. Pacan has netted four goals and seven assists for 11 points, while Marino has three goals and seven assists for 10 points during their respective streaks.
LETHAL ATTACKER: With a two-goal performance in his first game since returning from injury, Chris Auger made a statement on Sunday afternoon that he is ready to light up the ECHL. The 29-year-old led the Beast with 19 goals during the 2015-16 season.
ATTACKING DEPTH: The Beast have made it clear through six games that they are more than a one-line club. There have been at least three different goal scorers for the Beast in each of the past six games. There are six players on the team averaging a point per game.
KEEPING IT GOING: Brampton has a chance to earn its five consecutive victory over Elmira. Games between these two teams are close, hard-fought affairs as the last three on-ice battles between the clubs have been decided by a single goal.
EVEN STRENGTH EXCELLENCE: The Beast's five-on-five play has propelled them to two wins in their last three games as they have outscored their opponents 10-6 in this situation. The Beast have a +1 even strength goal differential, compared to -15 for the Jackals.
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