Mallards Weekly Update
Wednesday, November 26, 7:05 p.m.
INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita
Quad City Mallards vs. Wichita Thunder
Friday, November 28, 7:35 p.m.
BOK Center, Tulsa
Quad City Mallards vs. Tulsa Oilers
Saturday, November 29, 7:05 p.m.
iWireless Center, Moline
Missouri Mavericks vs. Quad City Mallards
Wednesday, November 19
Quad City 4 Tulsa 3 (SO)
Friday, November 21
Quad City 4 Rapid City 2
Saturday, November 22
Quad City 3 Rapid City 2
Sunday, November 23
Missouri 4 Quad City 3 (SO)
7-3-4, 18 points
tied 1st place, Central Division
Coach: Terry Ruskowski
5-6-3, 13 points
4th place, Central Division
Coach: Kevin McClelland
8-4-2, 18 points
tied 1st place, Central Division
Coach: Bruce Ramsay
6-7-0, 12 points
5th place, Central Division
Coach: Richard Matvichuk
The Mallards are unbeaten in regulation (5-0-4) in their last nine games. Theirs is the longest regulation unbeaten streak in the ECHL this season. Their current unbeaten streak is the Mallards' longest since Quad City went ten games without a regulation defeat (6-0-4) between November 16 and December 13, 2013.
The Mallards rallied from two-goal third period deficits to win last Wednesday against Tulsa and last Friday against Rapid City. In last Wednesday's 4-3 shootout win the Mallards erased a 3-1 Oiler lead late in the third with goals 57 seconds apart from Evan Haney and Justin Fox, who scored the equalizer with 1:26 remaining in regulation. Last Friday, Fox scored the late game winner as the Mallards came from behind with four unanswered goals in the final ten minutes and 23 seconds to defeat the Rush 4-2. The Mallards faced a reversal of fortune yesterday when they fell to 4-3 to Missouri in a shootout after letting slip their own two goal third period lead.
Streaking, Take 2
The Mallards won three home games in four nights last week. That winning streak is the Mallards' longest this season.
5,310 fans watched the Mallards' home win over Rapid City last Saturday. That throng was the largest to see a November Mallards home game in nearly 11 years since 5,414 fans attended the Mallards' loss to the Kalamazoo Wings on November 29, 2003 in Moline.
Five of the Mallards' last seven games have been decided in overtime or the shootout. The Mallards won one of those five games- in a shootout last Wednesday against Tulsa- lost two in overtime and dropped two in shootouts.
The Mallards are tied for first place in the ECHL's Central Division with Tulsa. The Mallards and Oilers are two points ahead of the third place Allen Americans, who have three games in hand on Quad City and Tulsa.
On the Road
The Mallards are unbeaten in regulation (3-0-4) on the road this season. The Mallards yesterday began a three-game road trip and also kicked off a stretch during which they will play nine of ten games away from home.
The Mallards have suffered just one regulation loss in their first twelve games (7-1-4) against Central Division opponents and have gone 11 games against division foes without a regulation defeat since dropping their October 24 opener to Rapid City 3-0.
Red Light District
The Mallards rank ninth in the ECHL in both goals scored (3.4) and allowed (2.9).
While the Mallards have been outshot in their last two games, they rank second in the ECHL in shots per game (34.7).
The Mallards allowed two goals yesterday on five Missouri power plays after surviving their opponents' prior 19 man advantages. They rank fourth in ECHL in penalty killing (86.7 percent). The Mallards went 1-for-10 on the power play over their last two games to drop to fourteenth in the ECHL on the man advantage (18.0 percent).
Fox's ten-game point scoring streak (7-6-13) and ECHL season best five-game goal scoring streak (five goals) ended Saturday night against Rapid City. Fox's goal streak is the longest for a Mallard since Mickey Lang scored in six straight games between March 3 and March 15, 2013. His point streak is the longest for a Mallard since Anthony Perdicaro recorded points in ten consecutive games between February 22 and March 12, 2013. Lang was the last Mallard to enjoy a longer point scoring streak- he pocketed points in 12 straight games between January 2 and February 9, 2013. Fox has produced 15 points (eight goals and seven assists) in his last 12 games.
Shake and Bake
Kevin Baker's eight game point scoring streak (1-9-10) and seven game assist streak (nine assists) both ended in last Saturday night's win over Rapid City. Baker's assist streak is the longest in the ECHL this season and the longest for a Mallard since Lang likewise notched assists in seven successive games between January 12 and February 8, 2013.
Mario Lamoureux has 15 points (five goals and ten assists) in ten games in November. He has recorded at least two points in six of those ten games.
Not Your Average Joe
Joe Perry has 12 points (seven goals and five assists) in his last ten games.
Between the Pipes
Evan Mosher ranks fourth in the ECHL in save percentage .929. Mosher is unbeaten in regulation (2-0-3) in November with a 2.55 goals against average and a .933 save percentage this month.
One and Done
John Curry was assigned to the Mallards by the AHL's Iowa Wild last Thursday and last Friday made 27 saves in the Mallards' 4-2 win over Rapid City before then returning to Iowa.
Johnny Rogic scored his first career goal last Saturday against Rapid City.
Head to Head
The Mallards on Wednesday night play the first of their 12 games against Wichita this season. All-time, the have gone 6-12-1 against the Thunder and 3-7-0 in Wichita. The Mallards went 1-1-1 against the Thunder last season and split a pair of games in Wichita...Last Wednesday's game was the first of eight this season between the Mallards and Oilers. All-time, the Mallards have gone 9-7-0 overall against the Oilers and 2-5-0 in Tulsa...The Mallards yesterday kicked off their 15-game season series against the Mavericks. All-time, the Mallards have turned in a 16-20-1 overall record against the Mavericks and have gone 7-9-0 against Missouri at the iWireless Center.
Ins and Outs
Curry was assigned to the Mallards last Thursday by the AHL's Iowa Wild and yesterday was recalled by Iowa...Parker Milner was placed on reserve last Thursday and activated Saturday...Logan Nelson was activated from reserve and Todd Fiddler placed on reserve last Friday.
UPCOMING HOME GAMES
Saturday, November 29, 7:05 p.m.- Mallards vs. Missouri Mavericks
The Mallards close out November with their first home game of the season against the Missouri Mavericks.
ON THE AIR
Fox Sports Radio 1230 is the radio home of Mallards Hockey Presented by Genesis Power Sports Performance. Mallards games broadcast on AM 1230 also stream live online at www.wfxn.net . A limited number of Mallards games- including this Friday's game against Tulsa- will not air on Fox Sports Radio 1230 due to conflicts with University of Illinois basketball and football and Green Bay Packer football. ECHL-TV pay-per-view video webcasts and free audio webcasts of all Mallards games are also available at myqcmallards.net.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about tickets. Single game tickets are also available at the iWireless 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.
Groups of at least ten receive savings off the walk-up price and a host of 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 email@example.com .
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