Robert Desimone, Communications Manager
Palmer Hestley, Asst. Communications Manager
March 20, 2010
FIRST 3,000 FANS IN ATTENDANCE RECEIVE CAL CLUTTERBUCK BOBBLEHEAD
The Aeros take the ice tonight for a 7:35 p.m. match-up with the Milwaukee Admirals at Toyota Center. Houston is currently on a four-game winless streak notching their last victory Mar. 5 vs. San Antonio in a 3-1 decision. The Admirals fell to the Stars last night 4-3 at Cedar Park Center. The Aeros are 1-4-1-0 against Milwaukee in six games this season. The two clubs finish up the season series tomorrow afternoon with a 3:05 p.m. puck drop from Toyota Center. Watch the game live on ahllive.com or listen to Joe O'Donnell's play-by-play call on 1070 AM-KNTH. Follow the interactive in-game blog here on aeros.com.
AEROS GAME NOTES
Behind the Bench: Troy G. Ward
HEAD TO HEAD
Record - Aeros: 29-29-6-4 (16-14-3-0, Home),
Admirals: 35-26-1-6 (18-13-1-3, Road)
Power Play - Aeros: 47-293, 16.0% (21st)
Admirals: 50-261, 19.2% (8th)
Penalty Kill - Aeros: 229-267, 85.8%, (4th)
Admirals: 218-273, 79.9% (25th)
Goals Scored - Aeros: 2.60 (23rd), Admirals: 2.93 (15th)
Goals Allowed - Aeros: 2.76 (8th), Admirals: 2.82 (12th)
Penalty Minutes - Aeros: 16.50 PIM/gm (12th)
Admirals: 14.74 PIM/gm (5th)
Scoring First - Aeros: 21-4-3-4, Admirals: 21-3-1-4
Division Depth - The West Division is the only division in the AHL to boast seven clubs with records of .500 or
better. The Aeros currently sit in seventh place in the division (29-29-6-4) and play 11 of their final 12 games of
the season against divisional foes.
Playoff Picture - The Aeros are on the verge of missing the Calder Cup Playoffs for just the third time in the
team's 16-year history. Last season Houston was eliminated by the Manitoba Moose in the Western Conference
Finals. The Aeros have one Calder Cup title (2003) to go along with one Turner Cup (1999) from their time in the
International Hockey League (IHL). Houston is currently nine points back of Milwaukee for the division's fourth
and final playoff spot.
Squadron Leaders - D Maxim Noreau leads the club in assists (30) and points (47). RW J-M Daoust and RW
Jon DiSalvatore have each scored 19 goals to lead Aeros skaters. LW Matt Kassian recorded a fighting major
Sunday to extend his team-lead in PIM with 142.
Home vs. Road - The Aeros' power play is 19 of 156 (12.2%) at home this season which ranks 28th in the AHL.
Away from Toyota Center, Houston is fourth in the league converting 28 of 137 opportunities (20.4%). The trend
continues on the penalty kill where the Aeros are 114 for 132 (86.4%), good for sixth in the AHL. On the road,
they've killed 20 of 135 penalties (85.2%) which is second in the league.
Scoring First - Houston is 21-4-3-4 on the season when scoring first; however, the Aeros have gone 0-2-0-2 in
their last four games, scoring first in each contest.
March Madness - Last season the Aeros went 8-5-0-1 in the month of March en route to the playoffs. Houston is
currently 1-2-0-3 this month with six games left to play including tonight's contest.
Milestones - RW Danny Irmen is three games away from his 300th pro game. C Tony Hrkac is three goals
away from his 300th of his pro career. D Brandon Rogers is five points away from his 100th pro point.
The Aeros continue "Kids Free Weekend" tomorrow, 3:05 PM at Toyota Center with a rematch againt Milwaukee. Call 713.974.PUCK (7825) for more information. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:35 p.m. Watch the game live on ahllive.com or listen the Joe O'Donnell's broadcast on 1070 AM-KNTH. Follow the interactive in-game blog on aeros.com.
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