Mallards Weekly Update
Wednesday, March 14
Toledo 3 Quad City 2
Tyler Barnes- who also had an assist- scored what proved to be the third period game winner and Pat Nagle made 40 saves as the Toledo Walleye edged the host Mallards 3-2.
Friday, March 16
Toledo 3 Quad City 2
The Toledo Walleye ripped off three second period goals- including what proved to be the game winner from Kyle Bonis with just 21 seconds left in the second- before surviving a third period comeback bid fueled by goals from Jamie Tardif and Quentin Shore to claim a 3-2 victory over the host Mallards.
Sunday March 18
Toledo 8 Quad City 0
Shawn Pauly scored twice and Adam Carlson made 22 saves as the host Kansas City Mavericks blanked the Mallards 8-0.
The Mallards yesterday set a team record with their fortieth regulation loss of the season. They surpassed the old club high established in 1995-96 in the Colonial Hockey League when they endured 39 regulation defeats during their inaugural season.
The Mallards have set a new team record by losing eight straight games in regulation. The Mallards eclipsed the previous club record of six consecutive regulation defeats- set between December 31, 2016 and January 13, 2017- when they dropped their seventh in a row Friday against Toledo.
The Mallards last won on March 2 when they defeated the Utah Grizzlies 7-6 in a shootout.
The Mallards yesterday suffered their club record-setting twenty-fifth regulation road loss in their thirty-first away game of the season. They broke the old team record of 24 regulation road setbacks first set when they went 8-24-5 over 37 games on the road in 1995-96 in the Colonial League and matched when they went 7-24-7 over 38 road tilts in 2009-10 in the International Hockey League.
The Mallards yesterday tied a team record set earlier this season by dropping a ninth straight road game in regulation. The Mallards first endured nine straight regulation setbacks on the road between December 8 and January 6.
Hit the Road
The Mallards yesterday started a six-game road trip.
The Mallards have suffered three straight home regulation losses for the first time this season.
The Mallards yesterday matched a team season high for goals allowed. Yesterday's contest was the fourth game this season in which they have surrendered eight goals.
The Mallards have allowed 68 goals over their last 13 games.
The Mallards yesterday were shut out for a team record-tying sixth time this season. The Mallards were also blanked a half dozen times in both 2004-05 and 2005-06 while competing in the United Hockey League.
Yesterday's defeat was the Mallards' second 8-0 loss in ten days. They fell by the same score March 9 in Toledo.
The Mallards last lost by more than eight goals when they fell to the Thunder Bay Thunder Cats 12-2 on January 3, 1998 in the UHL.
Friday's game was the Mallards' fourth straight against the Walleye. The Mallards were swept in a pair of games March 9 (8-0) and March 10 (4-2) in Toledo before returning home for consecutive 3-2 setbacks last week.
The Mallards' streak of five straight playoff appearances was halted when Wednesday's loss to Toledo eliminated them from postseason contention. The Mallards last missed out on the postseason when they failed to qualify for the 2012 Central Hockey League playoffs.
Casey Shea made his professional debut Friday night against Toledo after signing an amateur tryout agreement with the Mallards earlier the same day.
Shore, who was acquired in a March 6 trade with the Florida Everblades, recorded his first Mallard point by picking up an assist Wednesday against Toledo and scored his first Mallard goal Friday against the Walleye.
Willie Raskob is tied for fifth among ECHL rookies and tied for sixth among defensemen in assists (30).
Between the Pipes
C.J. Motte has started three straight games since returning to the Mallards from the American Hockey League's Stockton Heat Tuesday.
Red Light District
The Mallards rank twenty-seventh in the ECHL in goals scored (2.7) and allowed per game (4.2).
Outside the Box
The Mallards are the second least penalized team in the ECHL. They average 9.8 minutes in the box per game.
The Mallards have killed off eight of their opponents' last nine power plays. The Mallards rank seventeenth in the ECHL on the power play (17.1 percent) and twenty-fifth in penalty killing (77.3 percent).
Head to Head
The Mallards won two of their first three meetings- each of which was played in Moline- with the Oilers. On February 6, the Mallards completed- and won 4-3 in a shootout- a game against the Oilers that started 81 days earlier on November 17 before being suspended in the second period. The Mallards this weekend finish their six-game season series with the Oilers. This weekend's match-ups will mark the Mallards' first appearance at the BOK Center in better than two years since they defeated the Oilers 4-3 in overtime on February 13, 2016. All-time, the Mallards have gone 19-15-0 against Tulsa overall and 5-7-0 at the BOK Center.
Ins and Outs
The Mallards Friday signed forward Casey Shea to an amateur tryout agreement...The Mallards Thursday released forward Huba Sekesi from an amateur tryout agreement...Goaltender C.J. Motte returned to the Mallards Tuesday after being released from a professional tryout agreement by Stockton (AHL)
UPCOMING HOME GAMES
Wednesday, April 4, 6:35 p.m.- Mallards vs. Rapid City Rush
$1 10-ounce Beers
10-ounce beers are available for just $1 during Wednesday night Mallard home games.
Friday, April 6, 7:05 p.m.- Mallards vs. Kalamazoo Wings
$2 Dogs/$2 Beers presented by 97X
Fans can enjoy $2 hot dogs and beers from TaxSlayer Center concession stands during every Friday home game.
MetroLINK College Night
The Mallards have partnered with Metro to provide transit service between Augustana College and downtown Moline during all Friday home games. As part of Metro's unlimited ride program, Augustana riders can use their Augustana ID as their fare.
Saturday, April 7, 7:05 p.m.- Mallards vs. Cincinnati Cyclones
Fan Appreciation Night
The Mallards will provide and array of giveaways and surprises for fans in attendance at the season's final game.
ON THE AIR
Fox Sports Radio 1230 is the radio home of Mallards Hockey Presented by Genesis Orthopedic Hospital. Mallards games broadcast on AM 1230 also stream live online at www.wfxn.net. A limited number of Mallards games 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 TaxSlayer 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 ten or more 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.
Friday, March 23, 7:05 p.m.
Quad City Mallards vs. Tulsa Oilers
Saturday, March 24, 7:05 p.m.
Quad City Mallards vs. Tulsa Oilers
Sunday, March 25, 4:05 p.m.
Quad City Mallards vs. Tulsa Oilers
20-40-4, 44 points
7th place, Central Division
Coach: Phil Axtell
28-24-11, 67 points
5th place, Mountain Division
Coach: Rob Murray
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