12/04/2016 1:13 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, are looking to bounce back from Friday night's defeat at the hands of the Quad City Mallards by picking up a win over their divisional rival the Elmira Jackals. The Beast are 1-1 to start their eight-game homestand.
OFFENSIVE LEADER: Brampton Beast scoring leader David Pacan was the standout player in a tough loss for his team on Friday night. He was an impact player on every shift as he created dangerous scoring chance after dangerous scoring chance. His efforts were rewarded as he scored his club-leading 11th goal of the season. He enters today in eighth place in league scoring.
RELENTLESS PRESSURE: The credo of the 2016-17 Brampton Beast is to play relentless, in-your-face hockey, and they delivered on that front against Quad City on Friday night. The Beast tied their season-high output of 42 shots on goal, while at the same time only allowing 25 opposition attempts to reach their cage. Defenseman Mike Vernace led the way with eight shots on net.
PROFICIENT PK: The Brampton Beast penalty kill has gone a perfect nine for nine over the last three games. The Beast are 5-2-0-0 in games where they do not surrender a power-play goal.
STREAK SNAPPED: The Brampton Beast saw a tremendous streak come to an end a couple nights ago. Prior to Friday night's loss, the Beast were the only team who managed to light the lamp twice in every game they have played during this ECHL campaign.
SOLID EFFORT: Garrett Clarke was another member of the Beast that looked good on Friday night. The 24-year-old defenseman was effective in using his stick and his body to thwart Mallard scoring chances, and he chipped in offensively with the primary assist on Pacan's marker.
CONTINUING A RUN: The Beast will look to emerge victorious for a ninth consecutive game against the Jackals. The Beast have won all four meetings against this North Division foe this season, and they came out on top in their last four meetings of the 2015-16 season. However, the Jackals are playing more inspired hockey as of late as they enter the game on a 3-0-1 streak.
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