11/12/2016 8:05 AM
NOTE: Live commentary will not begin until 15 minutes before puck drop.
TODAY'S GAME: The Beast are looking to match their franchise-high record of three consecutive wins and sweep their weekend road series against the Elmira Jackals at First Arena on Saturday night. Brampton is also looking to remain unbeaten on the road in regulation time.
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, or a loss in overtime, will push them past the Wheeling Nailers for sole posession of fourth place. The Beast will host the Nailers at the Powerade Centre on Sunday afternoon for Military Appreciation Day.
ON A ROLL: Team Captain Brandon Marino and first-year Beast forward David Pacan have each recorded points in each of his team's last seven games after being kept off the scoreboard in the season opener. Marino earned three assists on Friday night,and now has three goals and 10 assists for 13 points during his streak. Pacan potted a goal against Elmira and now has five goals and seven assists during his run.
PENALTY KILLING PROWESS: The Beast penalty kill is starting to roll as the club has killed off seven out of the last opposition power plays. The team's PK units were a perfect 3-for-3 against the Jackals on Friday night.
ATTACKING DEPTH: The Beast have made it clear through eight 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 seven games. There are six players on the team averaging a point per game.
KEEPING IT GOING: Brampton has a chance to earn its sixth consecutive victory over Elmira. Games between these two teams are close, hard-fought affairs as the five on-ice battles between the clubs have been decided by two goals or less.
EVEN STRENGTH EXCELLENCE: The Beast's five-on-five play has propelled them to three wins in their last four games as they have outscored their opponents 14-8 in this situation. The Beast have a +3 even strength goal differential, compared to -17 for the Jackals.
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