Mayhem Game Notes: Mayhem vs. Huntsville Havoc
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LAST GAME PLAYED:
The Mayhem continued to sputter last night, as the fell 5-2 at home to the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs. Huntsville fell in overtime to the Knoxville Ice Bears yesterday by score of 2-1.
SCOUTING THE HAVOC:
The Mayhem have struggled against the Havoc for the majority of the season, as they have won just one of the four matchups. Outside of Macon's 7-1 win on January 12th , Huntsville has allowed just six goals combined in the other three games against the Mayhem. Both teams last played on Saturday, as Huntsville skated away with a 4-1 victory over the Mayhem. The Havoc rank second in power play percentage at 20.5%, and while they killed off all four Mayhem power play opportunities a week ago, their penalty kill still ranks last in the SPHL at 78.6%. Keegan Asmundson and Mike DeLaVergne make up one of the best goaltending tandems in the SPHL, as both rank in the top five in the league in save percentage. That has helped them rank third in goals against per game (3.13), while also having a high-flying offense (3.59 goals per game).
The Mayhem will look to get their special teams back on track, as they have been struggling as of late. While they still rank in the top half of the league in power play percentage, they have been held off the board on the man-advantage in each of their last three games (0-for- 15). Macon has now converted on just five of their last 66 power play chances (7.8%).
BACK ON TRACK:
After hitting a bit of a rookie wall, Mayhem forward Caleb Cameron has gotten back on track over the past five games. He has three goals and four points in the last five games after recording just five points and a minus-eight rating over the 12 games prior.
Huntsville sits in third place at 26-14-6, but they have been much worse on the road, as they are 9-7-6 away from PharmacyFirst Ice this season. They come to Macon and face a team that has 14 home wins on the season, but they defeated the Mayhem 5-1 in their only other trip to central Georgia on October 21st .
BACK IN ACTION:
The Mayhem hit the road for an extended road trip, as they next home game does not come until March 31st . They will play in Roanoke Thursday and Friday against the Rail Yard Dawgs, before traveling to Fayetteville to face the Marksmen on Saturday.
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