Game Day at Rampage
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011
The Aeros travel to San Antonio on Tuesday at 7 p.m. to close out a five-game road swing.
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The Houston Aeros (13-4-2-4, 32 pts.) close out a five-game road trip on Tuesday night at San Antonio against the Rampage (10-12-0-0, 20 pts.). The Aeros are coming off a 4-0 loss at Toronto on Sunday which snapped a run of standings points in eight straight games (5-0-2-1). Houston is 9-2-0-1 on the road and is tied for the second-fewest regulation road losses in the AHL. They sit one point behind Oklahoma City and Abbotsford, who are tied for the West Division lead. The Rampage has won three of their last four games and is coming off a 2-1 win over Oklahoma City. They have won six times in the last 10 games.
THIS WEEK’S GAMES
Tuesday --- at San Antonio (7 p.m.)
Thursday --- vs. Oklahoma City (11 a.m.)
Friday --- vs. San Antonio (7:35 p.m.)
Sunday --- vs. Peoria (5:05 p.m.)
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LIVE SCORING AND STATS
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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… 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.
RECENT AEROS TRANSACTIONS
---Dec. 6: F Mike McKenzie signed SPC
---Dec. 6: G Rob Nolan signed PTO
---Dec. 3: G Wayne Cowley signed/released (PTO)
---Dec. 3: G Matt Hackett recalled by MIN
---Dec. 3: D Nate Prosser recalled by MIN
Carson McMillan has missed the last five games with an undisclosed injury… Jed Ortmeyer has missed the last two 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.
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.
---Broda has two multi-goal games in the last four contests.
---Chad Rau has the game-winner in two of the last four games and four goals in the last eight games.
---Houston has made 14 separate transactions since Nov. 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 gave the Aeros 18 road points, the most through 10 away games since the team joined the AHL in the 2001-02 season.
---Houston closes 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 at least a point in 11 of the 14 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... Has not played at home yet this season for Houston.
Went 1/9 in three games last week… Set a season-high going 3/5 in a 4-2 win at SAN on Oct. 28… 19/106 overall.
Opponents are 2-for-9 on the power play last week… Had allowed a goal in five straight before holding TOR 0/6 on Nov. 6… Opponents are 18/97 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