Photo: Sean Flynn Photography/Quad City Mallards
Tuesday, November 14, 9:35 a.m.
U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati
Quad City Mallards vs. Cincinnati Cyclones
Friday, November 17, 7:05 p.m.
TaxSlayer Center, Moline
Tulsa Oilers vs. Quad City Mallards
Saturday, November 18, 7:05 p.m.
TaxSlayer Center, Moline
Kansas Mavericks vs. Quad City Mallards
Sunday, November 19, 4:05 p.m.
TaxSlayer Center, Moline
Kansas Mavericks vs. Quad City Mallards
6-5-0, 12 points
3rd place, Central Division
Coach: Phil Axtell
6-3-1, 13 points
2nd place, Central Division
Coach: Matt MacDonald
5-3-4, 14 points
tied 4th place, Mountain Division
Coach: Rob Murrray
4-6-0, 8 points
6th place, Central Division
Coach: John-Scott Dickson
Wednesday, November 8
Adirondack 4 Quad City 1
Four different players scored for the Adirondack Thunder and Adirondack goaltender Nick Riopel made 22 saves on the way to a 4-1 win over the host Mallards.
Saturday, November 11
Quad City 5 Indy 3
Sam Warning scored twice as the host Mallards defeated the Indy Fuel 5-3.
Sunday, November 12
Quad City 2 Indy 1
Sam Warning scored 28 seconds into overtime to give the host Mallards a 2-1 victory over the Indy Fuel.
The Mallards swept a pair of games from the Indy Fuel over the weekend.
The Mallards improved to 2-0 in games decided in overtime with yesterday’s win. The Mallards are now 4-0 in games that end in overtime or the shootout.
By scoring five times Saturday, the Mallards matched a team season high first set on October 14 in a 5-4 win over Tulsa.
The Mallards have played nine of their first 11 games at home. They will go on to play 13 of their first 16 on home ice.
Home Sweet Home
The Mallards have won five of their last six home games.
On the Road
The Mallards tomorrow pursue their first road victory. They dropped their first two away games October 21 against the Toledo Walleye (3-0) and November 4 against the Fort Wayne Komets (7-1).
The Mallards this weekend play three games in three days for the first time this season.
Five of the Mallards’ six wins have been one-goal games.
The Mallards have been outshot in ten of their first 11 games.
Warning (10-1-11) is tied for second in the ECHL in goals. He scored three goals in the Mallards’ two wins over Indy over the weekend and has scored seven goals in his last seven games.
Sudden Death Sam
Yesterday’s game winner was Warning’s second overtime goal of the season. Warning also scored in sudden death in the Mallards’ 3-2 victory over the Idaho Steelheads on October 28. He has now scored three career regular season overtime goals. He first scored in the extra period in the Mallards’ 2-1 win over the Wichita Thunder on March 26. Regular season and playoffs combined, Warning has scored the Mallards’ last four overtime goals. On April 21 he gave the Mallards a 3-2 win over Fort Wayne in game four of round one of the Kelly Cup playoffs by scoring at 19:44 of the first overtime.
Willie Raskob (0-8-8) had four assists in the Mallards’ two games over the weekend and has produced seven assists in his last five games.
Brayden Low has scored in each of the Mallards’ last three games.
Tyler Wong Saturday marked his Mallard debut by recording an assist.
Ryan McGrath Saturday scored his first goal for the Mallards when he broke a 3-3 tie with what proved to be the game winner at 14:52 of the second period.
Between the Pipes
Ivan Kulbakov leads the ECHL in saves (315), is tied for second in wins (6), ranks third in minutes played (523) and ranks tenth in save percentage (.924). Kulbakov has played eight straight games.
Tristan King has 94 career goals…Garrett Klotz has 976 career regular season penalty minutes.
The Mallards have gone 9-for-9 on the penalty kill over their last three games and are now tied for eleventh in the ECHL in penalty killing (84.6 percent). Low yesterday ended a 0-for-15 Mallard power play drought. The Mallards rank twenty-fourth in the league on the power play (11.9 percent).
Head to Head
Tomorrow’s game if the first of nine between the Mallards and Cyclones this season and the first of four in Cincinnati. The Mallards went 4-4-1 against the Cyclones last season and posted a 4-2-0 record at U.S. Bank Arena. All-time, the Mallards have gone 9-11-2 overall against the Cyclones and 6-4-1 in Cincinnati…The Mallards and Oilers split their first two meetings of the season. The two clubs will get together a total of six times. Friday’s game will be the seventh straight Mallards-Oilers match-up to be played in Moline. The Mallards will finally return to Tulsa when they play three games in three nights at the BOK Center beginning March 23. Those March match-ups will mark the Mallards’ first appearance in Tulsa in better than two years since they defeated the Oilers 4-3 in overtime on February 13, 2016. All-time, the Mallards have gone 18-15-0 against Tulsa overall and 13-8-0 at home…The Mallards and Mavericks kick off a six-game season series this weekend. The Mallards went 7-3-0 against the Mavericks last season and won all five of their home games against the Mavs. All-time the Mallards have gone 30-30-7 against the Mavericks overall and 14-11-5 at home.
Ins and Outs
Forward Tyler Wong was loaned to the Mallards by Chicago (AHL) Thursday…The Mallards released emergency backup goaltender Jake Reed Thursday after signing Reed Wednesday…The Mallards Wednesday placed defenseman Kyle Bigos (lower body injury) on injured reserve retroactive to November 4…The Mallards Wednesday placed forward Garrett Klotz (lower body injury) on injured reserve retroactive to October 29…The Mallards released goaltender Alex Sakellaropoulos Wednesday…The Mallards Tuesday acquired goaltender Branden Komm from Idaho in exchange for financial considerations.
UPCOMING HOME GAMES
Friday, November 17, 7:05 p.m.- Mallards vs. Tulsa Oilers
$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, November 18, 7:05 p.m.- Mallards vs. Kansas City Mavericks
Genesis Jersey Auction
The Mallards will wear special edition Vegas Golden Knights-style jerseys both Friday and Saturday and then auction those jerseys off after Saturday’s game to benefit the Genesis Health Services Foundation.
Sunday, November 19, 4:05 p.m.- Mallards vs. Kansas City Mavericks
One lucky fan will win a trip for two to Las Vegas during Sunday’s game. Fans can enter to win the Vegas vacation at each of the Mallards’ three weekend home games.
Skate with the Mallards
Fans can bring their skates and join the Mallards on the ice after Sunday’s game.
$1 sodas will be available at TaxSlayer Center concession stands at all Sunday home games.
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- including Friday’s game against Tulsa and Sunday’s meeting with Kansas City- 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.
The Mallards’ official mobile app is now available free for both Apple and Android. The app features a wide array of exclusive content, including behind the scenes video, breaking news and scoring alerts, interviews and video messages from Mallards players, instant access to live scores, stats and standings and special offers from the team and from Mallards partners.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.