Friday, January 12, 7:05 p.m.
Indy Fuel vs. Quad City Mallards
Saturday, January 13, 7:05 p.m.
Indy Fuel vs. Quad City Mallards
8-21-3, 19 points
7th place, Central Division
Coach: Phil Axtell
13-16-3, 29 points
6th place, Central Division
Coach: Bernie John
Friday, January 5
Wichita 6 Quad City 3
Six different players scored for the host Wichita Thunder in a 6-3 defeat of the Mallards, for whom Triston Grant, Gergo Nagy and Matt Pohlkamp scored in an ultimately unsuccessful rally.
Saturday, January 6
Kansas City 5 Quad City 2
Mark Cooper scored twice and Matt Robertson provided a goal and two assists as the host Kansas City Mavericks held off the Mallards' comeback bids to claim a 5-2 victory.
The Mallards are winless in their last 13 games. The Mallards have gone 0-11-2 since defeating the Mavericks 5-3 on December 2 in Kansas City. The Mallards’ current skid is the longest winless streak in team history and the longest in the ECHL this season. The Mallards’ longest prior winless streak was seven games. They went 0-6-1 between February 21 and March 15, 2022 in the Colonial Hockey League and between October 24 and November 14, 2021 in the International Hockey League. The Mallards’ winless run has surpassed the Rapid City Rush’s ten-game streak between December 1 and December 22 as the league’s longest this season.
On the Road
The Mallards, who last weekend completed a stretch of three straight away games, have lost nine consecutive road games. That dip is the longest away regulation losing streak in team history. The Mallards dropped six consecutive away games between November 5 and December 10, 2021 in the United Hockey League.
The Mallards are winless (0-4-3) in their last seven home games. They last won at home when they defeated the Indy Fuel 2-1 in overtime on November 12. The Mallards’ current drought is the longest home winless streak in team history. The Mallards’ longest prior home winless streak was five games, which they endured four times, most recently when they went 0-3-2 between February 18 and February 26, 2022 in the UHL.
The Mallards have played 16 of their last 17 games against division opponents and will also play their next four games against foes from the Central.
The Mallards have allowed at least five (non-shootout) goals in each of their last four games.
Red Light District
The Mallards rank twenty-seventh in the ECHL in goals per game (2.2).
Outside the Box
While the Mallards were called for a team season high 32 minutes in penalties Saturday in Kansas City, they remain the least penalized club in the ECHL, averaging just 9.5 minutes in the box per game.
The Mallards twice battled back within one goal after falling behind by a pair Saturday in Kansas City but could not complete the comeback.
After scoring Saturday night, Ryan McGrath has now produced goals in each of the Mallards’ three games in Kansas City this season. McGrath recorded points (one goal and one assists) in each of the Mallards’ two games last weekend.
Worth the Wait
Nagy, who rejoined the Mallards last month after previously playing for the club in 2013-14 in the Central Hockey League, Friday night scored his first goal for the Mallards since he struck for a pair on March 29, 2022 in a 5-0 win over the St. Charles Chill.
O from D
Greg Amlong recorded three points (one goal and two assists) in the Mallards’ two games last weekend, scored his first Mallard goal and posted his third multiple-point game of the season Saturday in Kansas City and has now notched seven points (one goals and six assists) in his last eight games after registering just a single assist in his first 17 games.
Willie Raskob is tied for third among rookies in assists (18) and is tied for ninth among defensemen.
Between the Pipes
Matt O’Connor took the loss in goal in each of the Mallards’ two games last weekend.
Tristan King has 94 career goals.
The Mallards rank twenty-second in the ECHL on the power play (13.9 percent) and twenty-sixth in penalty killing (78.0 percent). They have gone without a goal on their last 18 man advantages. They had successfully completed nine straight penalty kills before surrendering three Kansas City power play goals Saturday. In addition, the Mallards Saturday allowed a shorthanded goal- on a Shawn Pauly penalty shot- for the tenth time this season.
Head to Head
The Mallards have gone 3-2-0 against Indy this season. The Mallards have won each of their first three home games against the Fuel. The two clubs will meet 11 times this season. All-time the Mallards have gone 13-12-0 against the Fuel overall and 9-3-0 at home.
Ins and Outs
Forward Josh MacDonald departed the Mallards to sign with Sternen in Norway and was placed on the Mallards' suspended list Saturday…Defenseman Alexander Kuqali (upper body injury) has missed the Mallards’ last 12 games while on injured reserve retroactive to December 3.
UPCOMING HOME GAMES
Friday, January 12, 7:05 p.m.- Mallards vs. Indy Fuel
$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, January 13, 7:05 p.m.- Mallards vs. Indy Fuel
The Mallards will join forces with WLLR-FM The Quad Cities' #1 Country for Country Night. All fans in attendance will have the chance to win an array of prizes, including tickets to Blake Shelton and Brad Paisley concerts and seats for the World's Toughest Rodeo as well Boot Barn gift cards. The Dani Lynn Howe Band will perform live immediately after the 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.
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.
Flock 5 Pack
Fans who purchase the Flock 5 Pack save while getting two tickets for five of the Mallards' biggest nights of the season: Marvel Night on Friday, January 19; Pink in the Rink on Saturday, February 10; Puck N’ Paws on Sunday, March 4; the Mallards Draw String Bag Giveaway on Friday, March 16; and Fan Appreciation Night on Saturday, April 7. More information on the Flock 5 Pack is available by contacting the Mallards at 309-277-1364 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.