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April 7, 2018 - ECHL (ECHL) - Quad City Mallards News Release

MALLARDS NOTES

Last Night

The host Mallards came from behind to even the score four times in regulation- most dramatically when Alex Globke forced the game to overtime by squaring it at four with just 28 seconds left in the third period- and went on to claim a wild 5-4 shootout victory over the Kalamazoo Wings after Chris Izmirlian scored the deciding goal in the sixth round of the shootout.

Finale

The Mallards tonight play their final game. It was announced last month the team would cease operations at the end of the season, which concludes tonight.

Basement

The Mallards enter the final night of their season in last place in the ECHL, one point behind the Rapid City Rush. The Mallards remain in the basement despite winning last night because the Rush also won yesterday evening.

Upswing

The Mallards have suffered just one regulation loss in their last four games (2-1-1) and have gone 4-2-1 in seven games since ending a team record-setting eight-game regulation losing streak.

Shootout

With last night's win the Mallards improved to 7-1 in the shootout this season. The Mallards have won their last five shootouts. They are 9-5 in games settled in overtime or the shootout.

Four Score

Four different Mallards scored in regulation last night: Globke, Ryan McGrath (who also had an assist), Stanislav Dzakhov and Matt Pohlkamp.

Six Shooter

The Mallards went 2-for-6 in the shootout last night. Quentin Shore tied the shootout and set the stage for Izmirlian's game winner after Danny Moynihan had given the Wings a 1-0 lead.

Short

The Mallards won last night despite dressing just 14 skaters instead of the standard 16.

Narrow Margin

The Mallards' last six wins have all been one-goal victories. The Mallards have gone 16-8-5 in one-goal games this season.

Six of the Mallards' last seven games have been decided by one goal.

Shooting Gallery

The Mallards outshot Kalamazoo 39-34 last night and have outshot their opponents in each of their last four games.

Home Sweet Home

The Mallards last night snapped their team record-tying four-game home regulation losing streak. Last night's victory was the Mallards' first on home ice since they defeated the Utah Grizllies 7-6 in a shootout on March 2 at the TaxSlayer Center.

Homestand

The Mallards tonight wrap-up a season-closing three-game homestand. The Mallards have gone 1-1-0 over the first two games of that homestand. A 4-1 loss to Rapid City Wednesday evening preceded last night's victory.

End of the Road

The Mallards went 3-2-1 on a six-game road trip that ended Saturday to finish their away slate with a record of 9-26-1.

High Five

The Mallards last night scored five goals for the second time in three games after scoring three goals or fewer in each of their prior 12 games.

Kalamazoo

The Mallards won their final five games against the Wings to finish the season series 5-3-0.

Pohl Position

Pohlkamp last night scored in a third straight game. Pohlkamp has totaled four points over those three games and has produced seven points (three goals and four assists in his last seven games. He leads the Mallards in goals (19) and points (42) and is tied for the team lead in power play goals (4).

Big Al

Globke has also registered seven points (two goals and five assists) in his last seven games.

Deuce

Alexander Kuqali picked up a pair of assists last night and collected four points (one goal and three assists) in his last four games.

First

The goal Dzakhov scored last night was the first of his career.

Helping Hand

Willie Raskob is tied for second among ECHL rookies and is tied for seventh among defensemen in assists (34).

Between the Pipes

Eric Hartzell last night made 30 saves in regulation and overtime and stopped five of six Wings in the shootout on the way to his third straight win.

Red Light District

The Mallards rank twenty-seventh in the ECHL in goals scored per game (2.7) and goals allowed per game (4.1).

Outside the Box

The Mallards are the second least penalized team in the ECHL. They average 9.7 minutes in the box per game.

Special Teams

While a Justin Taylor power play goal did end the Mallards' run of thirteen straight successful penalty kills last night, the Mallards have now killed off 17 of their foes' last 18 man advantages. The Mallards have converted one of their last 23 power plays. The Mallards are tied for seventeenth in the ECHL on the power play (16.0 percent) and rank twenty-fifth in penalty killing (78.7 percent).

Head to Head

The Mallards have gone 1-5-2 against Cincinnati this season and 1-1-1 at home against the Cyclones. All time they have gone 9-16-4 overall against Cincinnati and 3-8-1 against the Cyclones on home ice.

Ins and Outs

The Mallards Thursday released defenseman Tommy Muratore...Defenseman Dmitry Osipov was loaned to the Mallards by Chicago (AHL) Wednesday...Defenseman Greg Amlong (lower body injury) has missed the Mallards' last three games...Kyle Follmer (upper body injury) has missed the Mallards' last 16 games...Triston Grant was suspended for the Mallards' final 15 games (March 7-April 7) after being assessed a match penalty March 4 vs. Fort Wayne.

QUAD CITY MALLARDS VS. CINCINNATI CYCLONES

SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 7:05 P.M.

TAXSLAYER CENTER

QUAD CITY

24-42-5, 53 points

7th place, Central Division

Coach: Phil Axtell

CINCINNATI

39-28-3, 81 points

3rd place, Central Division

Coach: Matt MacDonald

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