12/09/2016 8:26 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 go on their third three-game winning streak of the season when they commence a two-game weekend series with the Wheeling Nailers at the Powerade Centre on Friday night.
DOMINANT SCORERS: David Pacan and David Vallorani are proving on a game-by-game basis that they are among the cream of the crop in the ECHL.Both Pacan and Vallorani have 24 points in 20 games: Pacan has registered 12 goals and the same amount of assists, and Vallorani has potted 13 goals and 11 assists. They are tied for ninth in ECHL scoring.
NEW GOALIE PLATEAU: The Beast own an impressive 6-1 record in games where their starting goaltender records a save percentage of .900 or greater. Keep a look out for Zach Fucale in the next game he plays. He will be going for his eighth victory of the season — a win total greater than any Brampton Beast goaltender managedto reach during the entirety of the 2015-16 season.
STINGY PK: The Brampton Beast stingy penalty kill has been lights out in the month of December as they have killed off 13 of 14 opposition power-play opportunties.
COMEBACK KINGS: The Beast have managed to erase seven multi-goal deficits in their first 20 games the 2016-17 ECHL season— which is the same number of times the 2015-16 Beast accomplished this feat in their 72-game season. The Beast overcame a 3-1 lead for the Indy Fuel en route to their latest victory.
MILES AHEAD: The dynamic Beast offense have lit up opposition netminders for 77 goals in their first 20 games of the season, a total of 25 more than the 52 they scored after the same amount of games in 2015-16. It took the Beast until their 29th game last season to reach the 77-goal plateau.
OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS: The Beast trail the Nailers by just a single point in the North Division standings heading into this two-game series. The Beast can climb back into a playoff spot with a regulation victory. Wheeling has so far held the upperhand in the 2016-17 edition of the rivalry between these two clubs with a two victories to one lead in the season series.
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