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TODAY'S GAME: The Brampton Beast, the ECHL affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens, will attempt to improve their franchise-high winning streak to six games as they face off against the Kalamazoo Wings on New Year's Eve.
DOMINANT DAVIDS: David Vallorani and David Pacan have undoubtedly been two of the chief architects behind this breakout Brampton Beast season. Vallorani has sole possession of fifth place in league scoring with 17 goals and 21 assists for 38 points in 29 games. Pacan's 19 goals are second most in the ECHL, and his 34 points has him tied for eighth in the points race.
ON A ROLL: Andrew D'Agostini is thriving in the Beast net with Zachary Fucale tending the pipes for Team Canada at the Spengler Cup. The 23-year-old D'Agostini has produced a 0.943 save percentage and a 1.14 GAA during a personal three-game winning streak. He has a 4-1-1 record on the season.
TURNING IT AROUND The Beast will attempt to reverse their fortunes in their rivalry against the Kalamazoo Wings. The Wings are currently enjoying a four-game winning streak over the Beast. Kalamazoo's latest win over Brampton was a 5-3 decision at the Powerade Centre on November 4
CLOSE GAME EXECUTION: The Beast's 35 points in the standings after 27 games represents a 14-point improvement over the 21 earned by the 2015-16 roster in the game number of games. A big reason for the drastic improvement is the Beast are a dominant 14-4-1-2 (0.738) in one or two-goal games this year while last year's team' record in these close contests was only 5-7-3-1 (0.438) at this point of the season.
DECEMBER TO REMEMBER: The Brampton Beast will look to put the finishing touches on a record month for wins. Their 2-1 victory over Toledo was their 11th December conquest (11-2). Prior to December 2016, the most wins this franchise recorded in one month was six in November 2015.
EYEING FIRST: Opportunity knocks for the Beast tonight as they can nab first place in the North Division if they beat the Wings and if the Manchester Monarchs lose to the Norfolk Admirals. Download the Beast Mobile App for FREE to get the latest news straight to your phone!
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