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October 28, 2017 - ECHL (ECHL) - Quad City Mallards News Release


1-3-0, 2 points

6th place, Central Division

Coach: Phil Axtell


2-2-1, 5 points

4th place, Central Division

Coach: Neil Graham


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Last Game

Pat Nagle made 23 saves and the host Toledo Walleye scored three times in the first period on the way to shutting out the Mallards 3-0 last Saturday night.

Double Dip

The Mallards suffered consecutive losses last week. A 5-2 defeat last Wednesday at the hands of the Tulsa Oilers preceded last Saturday's setback.


Tonight's game is first of two in as many nights between the Mallards and Steelheads at the TaxSlayer Center.


The Mallards last Saturday night were shut out for the first time since January 6 when Mark Visentin made 25 saves in a 4-0 Cincinnati Cyclones victory in Moline.

Slow Starts

The Mallards have fallen behind early in each of their first four games. They gave up the first goal one minute and 55 seconds into their October 13 season opener against Toledo, at 3:19 of the first period the following night against Tulsa, at 3:49 of the opening period last Wednesday against the Oilers and with 1:31 off the clock last Saturday.

Home Cooking

Tonight's game kicks off a three-game homestand for the Mallards. The Mallards will have played six of their first seven games at home by the time they host the Indy Fuel next Friday. The Mallards will go on to play 13 of their first 16 games on home ice.

On the Road

Last Saturday's loss in Toledo was the Mallards' first road game of the season.

Shooting Gallery

The Mallards have been outshot in each of their first four games. They allowed at least 40 shots in each of their two games last week. The Oilers took 43 shots last Wednesday. The Walleye totaled 40 last Saturday.

Flying High

Sam Warning (3-1-4) and Justin Kovacs (2-2-4) are the Mallards' top point scorers. Both recorded points in each of the Mallards' first three games before being blanked last Saturday in Toledo.


Willie Raskob, who was acquired from Worcester last Tuesday, made his Mallard debut last Saturday in Toledo.

Between the Pipes

Rookie Ivan Kulbakov stopped 37 Toledo shots last Saturday. Kulbakov came within one save of the team single game high for the young season set when C.J. Motte turned aside 38 shots last Wednesday against Tulsa.


Kovacs has 98 career points...Tristan King has 93 career goals...Garrett Klotz has 972 career penalty minutes

Special Teams

The Mallards went 0-for-15 on the power play and 10-for-13 on the penalty kill over their first four games. The Mallards went 0-for-5 on the man advantage and 3-for-4 on the penalty kill last Saturday. Toledo's A.J. Jenks scored the second shorthanded goal the Mallards have surrendered this season with 2.2 seconds left in the first period of that game.

Head to Head

The Mallards and Steelheads tonight meet for the first time ever. This weekend's two-game set will complete the season series between the two clubs.

Quad City Mallards

Brian Lavelle

Director of Communications and Broadcasting

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