11/17/2016 3:28 PM
NOTE: Live commentary will not begin until 15 minutes before puck drop.
TODAY'S GAME: The Beast are looking to snap a two-game losing skid as they begin a home-and-home series with the Elmira Jackals tonight at the Powerade Centre. The Beast are 2-0 against the Jackals this season after earning a pair of 4-2 road wins last Friday and Saturday.
MAKING UP GROUND: The Beast enter tonight's game tied with the Reading Royals for fourth place in the North Dvision. Brampton could climb into a tie for third place with a win over Elmira, combined with a Friday night loss by the Wheeling Nailers.
BLUE LINE PUSH: Beast defenseman have been stepping up over the past couple of weeks. There has been a goal scored by a member of the back end in three out of the past four games. Mike Vernace and Tim Billingsley have particularly stood out. Vernace has potted two goals and two assists for four points over the past four games, and Billingsley is coming off a one goal and one assist performance against Wheeling on Tuesday.
DROUGHT SNAPPED: The second period power play tally that Tim Billingsley scored on Tuesday against the Wheeling Nailers ended a drought of 17 straight unsuccessful power plays. Until this goal, the last power play marker scored by the Beast was on October 30 against the Missouri Mavericks.
FIREWAGON HOCKEY: The Brampton Beast offense has been special 11 games into this ECHL season. The Beast skaters have managed to score an average of four goals a game. The only other team in he league to accomplish this feat is the Toledo Walleye. Tuesday's tight loss against the Nailers marked the eighth time in the last 10 games that the Beast have lit the lamp at least four times.
PROFICIENT PENALTY KILL: The Beast PK continues to shine as the team's 4-on-5 units has killed off 23 of 27 (85.1%) opposition power play chances in the month of November. The Beast have been shorthanded 64 times this sesson — a total that is one behind the league-leading 65 minor penalties taken by the Allen Americans.
TOTAL DOMINATION: The Beast are riding high in their rivalry with the Elmira Jackals as they enter Friday night on a seven-game winning streak against their North Division foe. The Jackals enter this game with a 0-5-2-0 record in their last seven games.
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