Robert Desimone, Communications Manager
Palmer Hestley, Asst. Communications Manager
March 3, 2010
TONIGHT'S GAME BROADCAST ON FS-PLUS, FS SOUTHWEST
The Houston Aeros look to snap a three-game losing streak as they head to San Antonio for a State Farm Lone Star Faceoff match-up against the Rampage, 7:05 PM from AT&T Center. Tonight's game will be broadcast live on FS-Plus (locally Comcast channel 76) and FS Southwest (DirecTV and Dish Network customers check local listings). Houston is coming off a 5-2 loss to the Texas Stars on Saturday and dropped three consecutive games since a 4-1 win at Peoria (2/21). San Antonio is coming off a 5-3 victory over Texas on Sunday and has won three of its past four games.
AEROS GAME NOTES
HEAD TO HEAD
Record - Aeros: 28-27-6-1 (13-14-3-1, Road),
Rampage: 27-25-3-6 (12-11-1-3, Home)
Power Play - Aeros: 43-275, 15.6% (21st),
Rampage: 47-248, 19.0% (11th)
Penalty Kill - Aeros: 211-247, 85.4% (5th),
Rampage: 239-281, 85.1% (7th)
Goals Scored - Aeros: 2.61 (24th), Rampage: 2.79 (17th)
Goals Allowed - Aeros: 2.74 (9th), Rampage: 2.95 (19th)
Penalty Minutes - Aeros: 16.45 PIM/gm (13th),
Rampage: 16.87 PIM/gm (15th)
Scoring First - Aeros: 20-3-3-1, Rampage: 16-8-1-3
State Farm Lone Star Faceoff - The Texas Stars currently hold the top spot in the State Farm Lone Star Faceoff
with a 12-4-0-1 record (25 pts.). The Aeros hold the middle position with a 7-8-2-0 mark (16 pts.) while the San
Antonio Rampage are in third going 6-7-3-0 (15 pts.).
Playoff Chase - The Aeros enter tonight's contest trailing the Stars by 10 points for the fourth and final playoff
spot in the West Division. Houston plays 17 of their final 18 games against West Division opponents and currently
holds a 14-20-5-0 record against the West.
Score 4 - The Aeros are 18-0-1-0 when scoring four or more goals this season. The last time Houston scored at
least four goals was in a 4-1 victory over Peoria Feb. 21.
The Hrkac is Back in Town - The Aeros signed veteran forward Tony Hrkac Monday. Hrkac came out of a four year
retirement to join the Aeros last season (Mar. 11, 2009). Hrkac scored two goals and two assists in 12
regular season contests before registering 14 points (4-10=14) in 19 playoff games for Houston last Spring.
Squadron Leaders - D Maxim Noreau scored a goal vs. Manitoba last Thursday for his team-leading 44th point
(16-28=44) of the season. RW Jon DiSalvatore leads Aeros skaters with 18 goals scored and LW Matt Kassian
remains the club leader in PIMs with 137.
February - The Aeros went 5-8-0-0 in the month of February. It was the first time this season Houston had failed
to record at least a .500 record in a calendar month. (Oct. 6-6-0-0, Nov. 6-4-1-1, Dec. 5-5-2-0, Jan. 6-4-3-0)
Starting Slow - The Aeros have failed to score first in their last seven games and nine of their last 10. Houston
has also scored a league-low 32 first period goals this season. Houston is 20-3-3-1 when scoring first.
Milestones - C Nathan Smith is two points away from his 200th pro/AHL point. Noreau's next point will be his
100th in an Aeros sweater.
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