Game Day at Stars
Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011
The Aeros start a five-game road trip tonight in Cedar Park against the Texas Stars at 7 p.m. *TONIGHT'S GAME (AEROS AT STARS, 7 P.M.) WILL NOT BE CARRIED ON 1070 KNTH RADIO AND WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE ON WWW.AHLLIVE.COM.
: 1070 KNTH-AM
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The Houston Aeros (10-3-2-4, 26 pts.) travel to Cedar Park to take on the Texas Stars (8-9-0-1, 17 pts.) in the back end of a home-and home set between the clubs. Going back to last Friday, Houston plays four of five games against the Stars, including a home-and-home set last weekend. Houston sits one point out of first place in the AHL’s West Division and has earned at least a point in 13 of the last 15 games and five straight. The Stars snapped a two-game losing skid with a 2-1 win in overtime over the Aeros last night.
THIS WEEK’S GAMES
Friday --- vs. Texas (2-1 OTL)
Saturday --- at Texas (7:00 p.m.)
Radio: 1070 KNTH-AM
Listen online: www.aeros.com
Watch online: www.ahllive.com
Listen on Smartphone including BlackBerry: Download the TuneIn Radio App; search Houston, then KNTH.
*TONIGHT'S GAME (AEROS AT STARS, 7 P.M.) WILL NOT BE CARRIED ON 1070 KNTH RADIO AND WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE ON WWW.AHLLIVE.COM.
LIVE SCORING AND STATS
The AHL provides live scoring and stats via the GameCenter tab at www.theahl.com.
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
---Nov. 25: G Matt Hackett reassigned by MIN
---Nov. 23: G Matt Hackett recalled by MIN
---Nov. 20: D Elgin Reid released from PTO
---Nov. 20: D Mike Lundin recalled by MIN
---Nov. 19: D Kris Fredheim reassigned by MIN
---Nov. 18: D Mike Lundin reassigned by MIN
---Jon DiSalvatore needs 16 goals to reach 200 in his career.
---DiSalvatore ranks sixth overall in Aeros AHL franchise goal scoring with 56. Kirby Law is the franchise leader with 68. His next goal will tie him with Kyle Wanvig for fifth all-time.
---Jeff Taffe needs 19 games to reach 500 played in the AHL; nine points to reach 400 in the AHL and 28 goals to reach 200 in the AHL.
AEROS/STARS SEASON SERIES
This is the fifth of 12 meetings this season… The Aeros are 2-0-2-0 against the Stars… The teams split a home-and-home series last weekend… The teams meet again on Dec. 16 and 21 at Houston.
AEROS PLAYER NOTES
---Cody Almond has four points (1-3=4) in the last five games.
---Jeff Taffe had a six-game scoring streak (3-6=9) snapped on Nov. 19 at TEX.
---Jed Ortmeyer had a three-game scoring streak (1-2=3) snapped on Nov. 20 vs. ABB. He has four points (2-2=4) in the last five games.
---Chad Rau had a two-game goal streak snapped on Nov. 20 vs. ABB.
---Houston begins 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.
---The Aeros mustered 18 shots en route to tying the game in the third period of a 2-1 OTL to TEX on Nov. 25. That was a third period high and the second most shots in a period this season.
HACKETT – Is 2-3-2 at home this season and 5-0-1 on the road… Last Game: Stopped 24 shots in a 2-1 OTL vs. TEX on Nov. 25.
ENDRAS --- Is 1-2-1 at home and 1-1-0 on the road…Last Game: Stopped 24/25 in 5-1 win at TEX on Nov. 19.
Is 1/15 in the last three games… Set a season-high going 3/5 in a 4-2 win at SAN on Oct. 28… 17/91 overall.
Opponents are 0-for-11 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 15/82 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
34 – EN-drahs
39 – GEHN-oh-way
41 - ORT-migh-er
42 – KASS-ee-uhn
61 – KOOH-muh