12/22/2016 3:30 PM
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 capture their ninth victory in their past 11 games and to sweep their two-game road series with the Indy Fuel.
DYNAMIC DAVIDS: David Vallorani and David Pacan continue to shine on a night-to-night basis for the Brampton Beast. Vallorani is tied for fifth in league scoring with 16 goals and 17 assists for 33 points in 26 games while Pacan's 18 goals are tied with Eric Neiley of the Atlanta Gladiators for second most in the ECHL.
SPENGLER CUP: Zachary Fucale's stellar goaltending over the past month for the Beast earned him a spot on Hockey Canada's 23-man roster for the Spengler Cup, which begins in Davos, Switzerland on December 26. Fucale is entering this international tournament in top form as he has won eight of his past nine starts, and he has surrendered two goals or less in six of his past seven games.
UNBLEMISHED RECORD: Brampton enters this Thursday clash with a perfect 3-0 head-to-head record against the Indy Fuel. The Beast have outscored the Fuel 13-5 in these three games.
FAR AHEAD: The Brampton Beast earned their 15th victory, in their 26th game of the season, on Tuesday night. It took the 2015-16 Beast until game 46 — played on February 12— to reach this many wins. Brampton is also well ahead of their goal scoring pace from a year ago as they have 96 goals after 26 games, which is 29 more than the 67 they registered last year.
DECEMBER TO REMEMBER: The Brampton Beast continue to build upon a record month for wins. Their 3-1 victory over Indy was their eighth December triumph (8-2). Prior to December 2016, the most victories this franchise recorded in one month was six in November 2015. The Beast still have four more games to play before January 2017.
ALONE IN SECOND: Tuesday's win over the Indy Fuel pulled the Brampton Beast pulled into a tie for second place in the North Division with the Adirondack Thunder. The Beast can gain sole possession of the runner up spot on Thursday if they beat Indy and if Adirondack falls to the Elmira Jackals.
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