11/19/2016 6:03 AM
NOTE: Live commentary will not begin until 15 minutes before puck drop.
TODAY'S GAME: After earning a thrilling 6-4 win last night at the Powerade Centre, the Beast will look to sweep their home-and-home series with the Elmira Jackals at First Arena tonight. The Beast enter this Saturday night tilt with a 2-0 record this season at the Jackal's home rink.
THE DIVISION CLIMB: The Beast enter tonight's game tied with the Wheeling Nailers for third place in the North Dvision. Brampton could earn sole possession of second place with a victory over Elmira, combined with a Nailers defeat at the hands of the Quad City Mallards.
OFFENSIVE DYNAMOS: Scott Jacklin and David Vallorani are on fire for the Beast as they have combined for six points over the past two games. Jacklin tallied two assists at Wheeling on Tuesday, before exploding for two goals to earn first-star honours last night against the Jackals. Vallorani potted one assist against the Nailers before registering scoring two goals and one helper against Elmira en route to being named the second star.
SPECIALTY FREE SERIES: Neither Brampton or Elmira have struck for a specialty teams goal three games into the season series. In fact, last night's game between these two clubs did not feature a single power play. The Beast are 0-for-5 on the man advantage, and 6-for-6 on the PK against the Jackals.
FIREWAGON HOCKEY: The Brampton Beast offense has been special 12 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. The Beast come into this game coming off a season-high six-goal performance.
POTENT 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 eight game winning streak against their North Division foe dating back to last season. The Jackals enter this game with a 0-6-2-0 record in their last eight games.
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