AEROS GAME NOTES
Behind the Bench: Mark LeRose
HEAD TO HEAD
Record - Aeros: 29-30-7-4 (16-15-4-0, Home),
Monsters: 31-33-0-7 (13-15-0-5, Road)
Power Play - Aeros: 48-304, 15.8% (21st)
Monsters: 62-334, 18.6% (11th)
Penalty Kill - Aeros: 241-280, 86.1%, (4th)
Monsters: 249-313, 79.6% (28th)
Goals Scored - Aeros: 2.56 (25th), Monsters: 2.94 (12th)
Goals Allowed - Aeros: 2.76 (9th), Monsters: 3.17 (24th)
Penalty Minutes - Aeros: 16.50 PIM/gm (12th)
Monsters: 12.72 PIM/gm (2nd)
Scoring First - Aeros: 21-4-3-4, Monsters: 21-10-0-3
Final Countdown - The Aeros enter the final 10 games of the 2009-10 season tonight. Houston has an equal
number of home and road games remaining and nine of 10 will be played within the West Division. Last season,
Houston was 36-25-1-8 through 70 games.
Aeros vs. the North - The Aeros are 13-7-1-0 against the North Division this season including and 1-2-0-0 mark
against the Monsters. Houston has outscored North opponents 62-47 (29-25 at Home). Tonight's game will be the
last against both Lake Erie and the North Division.
Squadron Leaders - RW J-M Daoust leads the club with 20 goals scored in 68 games played this season. D
Maxim Noreau continues to top the Aeros in points (17-31=48) and assists (31). Daoust (20-27=47), Noreau
and RW Jon DiSalvatore (19-28=47) are the only Aeros skaters with more than 40 points. LW Matt Kassian is
the team leader in penalty minutes (PIM) with 142, the only Aeros skater with 100+ PIM this season.
3-in-3 - The Aeros open their final three-games-in-three-days stretch tonight. In all, Houston will have played
seven 3-in-3s in 2009-10 after playing 15 last season. The Aeros are 6-13-0-1 in the first game of a back-to-back
this season. Houston's record in 2009-10 3-in-3s: W @LE, L @LE, L vs. CHI (Nov. 13-15) ; L @CHI, OTL @RFD,
W @MIL (Dec. 30-Jan. 1); L vs. GR, W vs. GR, L vs. CHI (Feb. 12-14); L @MIL, L @CHI, W @PEO (Feb. 19-21);
L vs. MTB, L @TEX, L vs. TEX (Feb. 25-27); L vs. PEO, SOL @CHI, SOL @RFD (Mar. 12-14).
Consistentine - Aeros head coach Kevin Constantine has never missed the playoffs when coaching a team
throughout a full season. Houston is currently 14 points out of the fourth and final playoff spot in the West.
Man of the Year - Matt Kassian was awarded the Aeros' American Specialty/AHL Man of the Year team award
yesterday for his efforts in the community. Kassian has worked alongside the Houston Humane Society, Children's
Memorial Hermann Hospital and the Houston Fire Department among other local charitable organizations.
Milestones - C Nathan Smith is seven games away from his 500th pro game. DiSalvatore is two goals away
from his 150th AHL/pro goal. RW Danny Irmen is one game away from his 300th pro game. D Jaime Sifers is
one game away from his 250th AHL game played. C Tony Hrkac is three goals away from his 300th pro goal.
Noreau is four games away from his 200th pro game.
The Aeros wrap up their season series and their final 3-in-3 of 2009-10 with the Rivermen as they travel to Peoria for a pair of games this weekend. The puck drops from Carver Arena at 7:00 p.m. Saturday and 3:00 p.m. Sunday. Watch the games 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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