Game Preview: Flint Firebirds at Guelph Storm
The Flint Firebirds visit the Sleeman Centre on Friday evening to take on the Guelph Storm at 7:30pm. This is the first of back to back games against each other with both teams battling for playoff positioning.
The Guelph Storm are looking to snap their current 7 game losing streak and get back on track Friday night, which is the first of their 3in3 weekend games. Guelph has been outscored 21-36 over their losing skid and are now sitting in 6th place in the Western Conference.
The Flint Firebirds have won 2 straight games and are heading into their home and home against the Storm in 5th place in the Western Conference after winning 7-4 vs. Soo Greyhounds on Wednesday night.
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HEAD TO HEAD
2019-20 Regular Season
FLNT 1-0-0-0 GUE 0-0-1-0
2018-19 Regular Season
FLNT 0-3-1-0 GUE 4-0-0-0
Last Five Years
FLNT 8-7-2-0 GUE 9-5-3-0
Last Five Years At Flint Firebirds
FLNT 3-4-1-0 GUE 5-3-0-0
Last Five Years At Guelph Storm
FLNT 5-3-1-0 GUE 4-2-3-0
LAST 5 GAMES
Flint Firebirds Guelph Storm
Season Record 24-17-1-1 22-15-1-4
Last 10 Games 5-3-1-1 2-7-0-1
Streak 2-0-0-0 0-7-0-0
Last Game 7-4 W @ Sault Ste. Marie (2020-01-22) Final 5-4 L @ Kitchener (2020-01-19) Final
Home Record 14-8-1-0 13-7-1-1
Away Record 10-9-0-1 9-8-0-3
Goals For 174 146
Goals Against 172 132
Power Plays 29/172 (16.86%) 31/159 (19.5%)
Power Plays - Home 12/83 (14.46%) 13/91 (14.29%)
Power Plays - Away 17/89 (19.1%) 18/68 (26.47%)
Penalty Killing 26/147 (17.69%) 30/152 (19.74%)
Penalty Killing - Home 9/78 (88.46%) 14/79 (82.28%)
Penalty Killing - Away 17/69 (75.36%) 16/73 (78.08%)
Leading Rookie Othmann (9-12-21) Bakanov (8-8-16)
Most Penalty Minutes Riley McCourt Pavel Gogolev
Team PIM/GM 8.9/43 8.9/42
Players to Watch
Guelph Storm - NHL Drafted Players
The Guelph Storm have 3 current players drafted to NHL clubs including: Cam Hillis (MTL - 3rd Round) , Fedor Gordeev (TOR - 5th Round. Traded to MIN) and Martin Has (WSH - 5thRound).
Flint Firebirds - NHL Drafted Players
The Flint Firebirds have 5 current players drafted to NHL clubs that include: Tyler Tucker (STL - 7th Round), Dennis Busby (ARI - 5th Round), Vladislav Kolyachonok (FLA - 2nd Round), Ty Dellandrea (DAL - 1st Round) and Ethan Keppen (VAN - 4th Round).
Guelph will travel to Flint on Saturday to wrap up their home and home with the Firebirds before heading to London on Sunday for an afternoon game to finish off their 3in3 weekend. The Storm are on the road next week as well with games in North Bay on Friday and Sudbury on Saturday to finish off the month of January. Guelph returns home on Wednesday February 5th against the Erie Otters at 7:00pm.
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