Robert Desimone, Communications Manager
Palmer Hestley, Asst. Communications Manager
March 27, 2010
MAPLE LEAF PUB WATCH PARTY TONIGHT
The Aeros play the second game of the season's final 3-in-3 as they travel to Peoria to play the Rivermen, 7:00
PM at Carver Arena. The Aeros won the first game of the weekend last night, 3-2 over the Lake Erie Monsters in
overtime. The Aeros finish the weekend in Peoria Sunday at 3:00 PM. The Rivermen are coming off a 4-3 loss at
Rockford last night. Houston returns home Wednesday to host the Chicago Wolves, 7:00 PM from Toyota Center.
AEROS GAME NOTES
HEAD TO HEAD
Record - Aeros: 30-30-7-4 (13-15-3-4, Road),
Rivermen 34-30-2-6 (19-14-1-2, Home)
Power Play - Aeros: 49-307, 16.0% (21st)
Rivermen: 68-332, 20.5% (5th)
Penalty Kill - Aeros: 243-283, 85.9%, (4th)
Rivermen: 257-323, 79.6% (27th)
Goals Scored - Aeros: 2.56 (25th), Rivermen: 2.90 (T15th)
Goals Allowed - Aeros: 2.75 (8th), Rivermen: 3.11 (23rd)
Penalty Minutes - Aeros: 16.42 PIM/gm (12th)
Rivermen: 17.60 PIM/gm (15th)
Scoring First - Aeros: 22-4-3-4, Rivermen: 24-9--6
Final Countdown - The Aeros are in the midst of playing the final 10 games of the 2009-10 season. Houston
went 2-7-1-0 in the final 10 games of the 2008-09 regular season.
Aeros vs. the West - The Aeros will play their final nine games this season against the West Division. Houston is
15-23-6-3 this season against the West. The Aeros are 4-2-0-0 against Peoria this season including 2-0-0-0 at
Squadron Leaders - RW Jon DiSalvatore scored a power-play goal last night and tied RW J-M Daoust for the
team lead in goals with 20. DiSalvatore also leads the Aeros with 29 power-play points (11-18=29). D Maxim
Noreau had an assist last night and continues to top the Aeros in points (17-32=49) and assists (32). LW Matt
Kassian is the team leader in penalty minutes (PIM) with 142.
3-in-3 - The Aeros continue 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 improved to 7-13-0-1 in the first game of a
back-to-back this season. Houston is 10-6-3-1 in the second game and 2-3-0-1 in the third game.
Consistentine - Aeros head coach Kevin Constantine has never missed the playoffs when coaching a team
throughout a full season. Houston is currently 12 points out of the fourth and final playoff spot in the West.
Man of the Year - LW Matt Kassian was awarded the Aeros' American Specialty/AHL Man of the Year team
award Thursday 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
Milestones - Last night was D Jaime Sifers 250th AHL game and RW Danny Irmen's 300th pro game. Irmen
will not travel to Peoria in preparation for the birth of his first child. C Nathan Smith is six games away from his
500th pro game. DiSalvatore is one goal away from his 150th AHL/pro goal. C Tony Hrkac is three goals away
from his 300th pro goal. Noreau is three 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 tomorrow, 3:00 PM from Carver Arena. 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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