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The Houston Aeros travel to Chicago to take on the West Division leading Wolves in a 7:00 p.m. affair at Allstate Arena. Houston is coming off a 4-3 loss to the Peoria Rivermen last night at Toyota Center while the Wolves were shutout 3-0 at the hand of the Toronto Marlies. The Aeros have yet to tally a point against Chicago this season going 0-5-0-0 in five outings against the Wolves. The clubs wrap up the season series with a pair of games in Houston, Mar. 31 and Apr. 2 at Toyota Center. Watch the game live on ahllive.com or listen to Joe O'Donnell's broadcast on 1070 AM-KNTH. Follow the interactive in-game blog here on aeros.com.
AEROS GAME NOTES
HEAD TO HEAD
Record - Aeros: 29-29-6-2 (13-15-3-2, Road),
Wolves: 41-19-1-5 (24-7-0-2, Home)
Power Play - Aeros: 47 - 292, 16.1% (21st),
Wolves: 49 - 271, 18.1% (13th)
Penalty Kill - Aeros: 228 - 266, 85.7% (5th),
Wolves: 216 - 255, 84.7% (7th)
Goals Scored - Aeros: 2.64 (23rd), Wolves: 3.41 (3rd)
Goals Allowed - Aeros: 2.77 (9th), Wolves: 2.61 (5th)
Penalty Minutes - Aeros: 16.74 (13th),
Wolves: 13.53 (3rd)
Scoring First - Aeros: 21-4-3-2, Wolves:29-9-1-3
Within the West - The West Division is the only division in the American Hockey League (AHL) with seven teams at .500 or better. Houston currently sits in seventh place with a 29-29-6-2 record and is 15-22-5-1 against West Division opponents. The Aeros travel to Rockford tomorrow night to take on the IceHogs.
3-in-3 - The Aeros play the middle game of their sixth 3-in-3 this season. Houston is 10-6-2-0 in the second game of back-to-backs this season. Houston has one remaining 3-in-3 on the 2009-10 campaign after playing in 15 3-in-3's last season.
Squadron Leaders - D Maxim Noreau tallied an assist last night for his club leading 47th point and 30th helper. RW J-M Daoust scored two goals last night to tie RW Jon DiSalvatore for the club-lead in goals scored with 19. LW Matt Kassian continues to lead all Aeros skaters with 137 PIM.
Streaking - D Jamie Fraser had two assists last night to extend his point streak (3g, 6a) to eight games. His streak surpasses Noreau's seven-game streak for the longest point streak among Aeros skaters this season.
Slow Starters - The Aeros have scored a league-low 36 first period goals this season while being outshot 530-526 in the opening frame. Houston has outscored and outshot their opponents in both the second and third periods this season.
This Time Last Year - Last year the Aeros were 33-24-1-8 with 14 games left in the regular season and in second place trailing the Milwaukee Admirals for the top spot in the West Division. The club would ultimately finish the season in third place en route to a Western Conference Finals exit to Manitoba.
Career Years - Noreau (17-30=47) and Daoust (19-27=46) have each already set personal bests in goals scored, assists and points for a season.
Milestones - RW Duncan Milroy's next goal will be his 100th of his pro career. RW Danny Irmen is five games away from his 300th pro game. C Tony Hrkac is three goals away from the 300th of his pro career.
The Aeros finish their 3-in-3 stretch tomorrow night with a 5:05 p.m. puck drop against the IceHogs at the Rockford Metro Centre. Watch the game live on ahllive.com or listen to Joe O'Donnell's broadcast on 1070 AM-KNTH. Follow the interactive in-game blog here on aeros.com.
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