11/26/2016 10:50 AM
NOTE: Live commentary will not begin until 15 minutes before puck drop.
TODAY'S GAME: The Brampton Beast, the ECHL affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens, will look bounce back from a tight 4-2 loss in the opener of a three-game road series against the Orlando Solar Bears, the affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
UP THE DIVISION LADDER: Currently ranked fourth in the North Division, the Beast will have a chance to pull into a tie for third place with the Wheeling Nailers if they beat Orlando, and if Wheeling loses to the Greenville Swamp Rabbits on Saturday night.
MARVELOUS MACLEAN: Brandon MacLean has been tearing up the scoresheet over the past week by netting a staggering four goals and six assists during a four-game points streak. The 30-year-old was the MVP during the Beast's showdown against the Solar Bears on Thursday afternoon as he scored both of his team's goals.
MILES AHEAD: This 2016-17 Brampton Beast offense is much more dynamic than the last year's club thus far. This skaters on this year's Beast roster have scored 57 goals after 14 games, which is a 30 percent increase over the 40 goals scored by the 15-16 team after the same number of games.
TOUGH TO CONTAIN: The Brampton Beast are riding an impressive streak heading into their 15th game of the season: only they and the Tulsa Oilers have scored at least two goals in every game they have played this year.
POTENT STREAK: David Vallorani's five-game points streak that has seen him pot four goal and four assists has elevated him into a tie with David Pacan for the team lead in scoring. Both men have eight goals and nine assists for 17 points. Also earning at least a point in the last five games is Luc-Olivier Blain. The second-year Beast forward has compiled one goal and six assists over this stretch.
LOOKING FOR A ICE-BREAKER: Brampton comes into this matchup with zero victories over the Orlando Solar Bears. The Beast are 0-4 all time against the Orlando Solar Bears after the 4-2 set back on Thursday.
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