Game Day at Rochester
Friday, Dec. 2, 2011
The Aeros visit the Rochester Americans for the first time since 2009 on Friday at 6:35 p.m. (CST). Can the Aeros continue their hot play on the road?
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The Houston Aeros (12-3-2-4, 30 pts.) continue a five-game road trip on Friday night in Rochester against the Americans (10-7-2-1, 23 pts.). Houston improved to 8-1-0-1 on the road and 12-3-2-4 overall with a 2-1 win at Lake Erie on Wednesday night. The Aeros have recorded a standings point in seven straight games (4-0-2-1) and sit one point out of first place in both the West Division and Western Conference behind Oklahoma City. Rochester has won two straight games and is five points off the North Division lead behind Toronto. They are winners in six of their last eight games and have won six of their last seven at home.
THIS WEEK’S GAMES
Wednesday --- at Lake Erie (2-1 W)
Friday --- at Rochester (6:35 p.m. CST)
Saturday --- at Toronto (2:00 p.m. CST) *No Radio Broadcast
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GOING TO AEROS HOME GAMES
On-street, garage and surface parking surround Toyota Center… The Box Office and Will Call windows are located on La Branch Street.
TOYOTA CENTER ROAD CONSTRUCTION ADVISORY
Due to recent road construction surrounding Toyota Center, we encourage all guests to allow extra time for parking or visiting the box office.
Aeros fans can get four tickets, four Aeros gifts and parking for any Sunday game with prices starting as low as $52… Schools from around Houston will experience hockey with an educational twist on Dec. 8 at 11 a.m.… Get to the game early on Dec. 9 and you'll get a special Aeros Wearable Blanket to cozy up those chilly winter nights courtesy Sunny 99.1 FM... Bring a stuffed animal for the annual Teddy Bear Toss on Dec. 16 to toss on the ice when the Aeros score their first goal of the game… Dec. 26 is the annual Guns & Hoses Game presented by Tait Radio Communication as the Houston Fire Department and Houston Police Department square off the ice after the Aeros game.
RECENT AEROS TRANSACTIONS
---Dec. 1: F Cody Almond recalled by MIN
---Nov. 30: F Harrison Reed signed to PTO
---Nov. 29: G Dennis Endras reassigned by MIN to HIFK (SM-liiga)
Carson McMillan has missed the last three games with an undisclosed injury.
---Jon DiSalvatore: 22nd goal will be 200th career goal… 18th goal will be 69th as an Aero, placing him first in franchise history (AHL only, 4th AHL/IHL).
---Jeff Taffe’s 12th goal will be his 200th as a pro… 33rd goal will be his 200th in the AHL… 37th game will be his 500th in the AHL… 62nd game will be his 700th as a pro.
This is the first of two meetings this season… The teams play again at Toyota Center on Dec. 19… The Aeros are 8-4-3-1 vs. the Amerks all- time (4-2-1-1 at home, 4-2-2-0 on the road)… The Aeros last visited Rochester on Nov. 8, 2009 (3-2L)… The teams last met Dec. 10 at HOU (2-1 SOL).
AEROS PLAYER NOTES
---David McIntyre made his NHL debut with the Wild on Nov. 28 vs. TBY in a 3-1 win. He recorded 17 shifts and one shot on goal.
---Joel Broda's first goal of the season came 41 seconds into last Saturday’s game and marked the fastest the Aeros have scored off the game's opening faceoff this season.
---Cody Almond has points in six of his last seven games (2-4=6) and is set for his season debut with the Wild on Friday vs. NJ.
---Chad Rau has the game-winner in the last two games and four goals in the last six games.
---Jon DiSalvatore leads the Aeros in franchise power play goals with 28.
---The 2-1 win at LE on Nov. 30 tied an Aeros franchise record for the team's best road start, originally set during the team's 1998-99 IHL Turner Cup championship season. The win game the Aeros 18 road points, the most through 10 away games since the team joined the AHL in the 2001-02 season.
---Houston continues a five-game road trip tonight. Aside from the 11-game journey the team embarks on from Feb. 7 to March 7, this is the longest stretch of away games for the team this season.
---Houston has earned a point in 10 of the 12 games in which they have allowed the first goal. They are 8-1-0-0 when scoring first.
HACKETT – Is 2-3-2 at home and 7-0-1 on the road... Has a 1.88 GAA and a .941 save percentage away from home.… Last Game: Stopped 22 of 23 in a 2-1W at LE on Nov. 30.
KUEMPER --- Led the ECHL in both GAA (1.74) and save percentage (.941) at the time of his recall on Nov. 29 and posted a 7-1-0 record with the Ontario Reign.
Is 1/12 in the last three games… Set a season-high going 3/5 in a 4-2 win at SAN on Oct. 28… 18/99 overall.
Opponents are 1-for-12 on the power play in the last three games… Had allowed a goal in five straight before holding TOR 0/6 on Nov. 6… Opponents are 16/89 on the power play this season.
AEROS PRONUNCIATION GUIDE
4 – BAGH-nawl
7 – FRED-haym
8 – MED-vekh
14 – deh-SAL-vuh-tohr
20 – ROWH (like now)
22 – TAYF
26 – MACK-in-tyre
27 – mick-MILL-uhn
35 – KEM-per
39 – GEHN-oh-way
41 - ORT-migh-er
42 – KASS-ee-uhn
61 – KOOH-muh