November 26, 2012 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Quad City Mallards
The Mallards went 1-2-0 last weekend while playing three games in three nights for the fourth time this season. Beginning with a 2-1 shootout loss last Wednesday in Fort Worth the Mallards played four games in five days in four different cities, a run during which they went 1-2-1. The Mallards are also fresh off a stretch of seven games in 10 days during which they went 3-3-1. By the time the Mallards finish their game with the Missouri Mavericks this Saturday night, Quad City will have played ten times in 16 days.
On the Road
The Mallards have gone 0-3-1 in their last four away games after going unbeaten in regulation (2-0-1) in their first three road games. The Mallards are in the midst of a stretch during which they will play seven of nine games on the road.
Mickey Lang (9-9-18) has recorded at least one point in 12 of the Mallards' 14 games. Lang, whose eight-game point-scoring streak ended last Wednesday at Fort Worth, leads the league in shorthanded goals (2), is tied for sixth in goals and is tied for tenth in points.
Brett Robinson (6-1-7) has scored in each of the Mallards' last four games and has totaled six goals in nine games since joining the team earlier this month.
Between the Pipes
John Murray (4-2-3, 2.29, .929) ranks third in the league in save percentage and fourth in goals against average. Murray made 26 saves without giving up a goal in 50 minutes and 51 seconds of relief action in the Mallards' win over Tulsa last Saturday. That bounce-back victory came one night after Murray's six-game regulation unbeaten streak ended last Friday in Wichita.
Saturday Night Fever
The Mallards defeated Wichita last Saturday after losing their first four Saturday games. The Mallards lost both last Friday and yesterday after going without a regulation defeat (5-0-3) in their first eight non-Saturday games.
Sunday No-Fun Day
Yesterday's 7-2 setback at Bloomington was the Mallards' most lopsided loss of the season. In that defeat, Quad City established team season highs for most goals allowed in one game and one period (four in the third).
Before yesterday's loss, the Mallards' prior five games and seven of their previous eight outings were decided by just one goal.
The Mallards remain last in the CHL on the power play (7.7 percent). Quad City has gone 4-for-52 on the man advantage this season and is 0-for-14 over its last five-plus games and 1-for-27 over its last eight games.
The Mallards lead the league in shorthanded goals (4). Lang scored his second and the Mallards' fourth shorthanded goal in last Friday's loss in Wichita. Lang is the only player in the CHL who has scored two shorthanded goals this year. The Mallards have scored as many times shorthanded as they have on the power play this season.
Captain Darren McMillan is on course to play his one hundred fiftieth consecutive game for the Mallards this Saturday night against Missouri...Brett Robinson is three points away from 100 for his career... Patrik Levesque last Saturday reached 250 career points while playing his one hundredth game as a Mallard.
The Brahmas' 2-1 shootout win over the Mallards last Wednesday was the first ever meeting between the two clubs...Friday's game is the first of four straight battles with the Mavericks for the Mallards. After tussling over back-to-back nights this weekend, the two clubs will play another home-and-home series when they collide Friday, December 7(in Moline) and Saturday, December 8 (in Independence). In all, the Mallards and Mavs will get together a total of 13 times this season. The Mallards went 5-2-1 against Missouri last year and have gone 7-6-2 against the Mavericks since entering the CHL in 2010.
Ins and Outs
Cory McGillis (concussion) and Jason Kostadine (lower body injury) are on 14-day injured reserve.
NEXT HOME GAME
Saturday, December 1, 7:05 p.m. - Mallards vs. Missouri Mavericks
Free Popcorn Night
All fans attending Saturday night's game will receive a voucher good for one free bag of popcorn.
ON THE AIR
Fox Sports Radio 1230 is the radio home of the Mallards. Mallards games broadcast on AM 1230 also stream live online at www.wfxn.net. A limited number of Mallards games- including Wednesday's game in Fort Worth- will not air on Fox Sports Radio 1230 due to conflicts with University of Illinois basketball and football. Free audio webcasts of games that do not air on AM 1230- including this Wednesday's game- are available at myqcmallards.com. CHL-TV pay-per-view video webcasts of all Mallards games are also available at myqcmallards.com.
Single Game Tickets
Single game tickets for all Mallards regular season contests are now available. Fans can contact the Mallards at (309) 277-1364 or email@example.com for more information about both season and single game tickets. Single game tickets are also available at the i wireless Center box office, at Ticketmaster outlets, through www.ticketmaster.com or through Ticketmaster charge-by-phone toll free. The box office is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and on game days from 10:00 a.m. until the start of the second period. Individual game tickets are available for $13 in the upper level, $18 in the lower level and $25 for the first row along the glass for adults. Tickets for kids 12 and under are available for $5 off adult rates.
Groups of at least ten can receive savings off the walk-up price and a host of other great group benefits. Mallards group tickets are a great fit for youth organizations, friends, co-workers, family groups, religious groups, school functions and business events. For more group ticket information, fans can contact the Mallards at (309) 277-1364 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Season Ticket and Partial Punch Plans
2012-13 Mallards season tickets as well as the Mallards' new Partial Punch Plan are on sale now. The Mallards offer ticket packages to meet any budget, including youth season tickets now available for as little at $165. The Partial Punch Plan provides flexibility and affordability- each Punch Plan punch card can be redeemed for ten tickets- whether those tickets are for ten different games, all for the same game or anything in between- subject to availability. Partial Punch Plans can be had for as little as $70 for youth 12 and under. For more ticket package information, fans can call the Mallards at 309-277-1364.