Wednesday, March 7, 7:05 p.m.
INTRUST Bank Arena
Quad City Mallards vs. Wichita Thunder
Friday, March 9, 6:15 p.m.
Quad City Mallards vs. Toledo Walleye
Saturday, March 10, 6:15 p.m.
Quad City Mallards vs. Toledo Walleye
20-34-4, 44 points
7th place, Central Division
Coach: Phil Axtell
30-23-6, 66 points
3rd place, Mountain Division
Coach: Malcolm Cameron
40-14-5, 85 points
1st place, Central Division
Coach: Dan Watson
Wednesday, February 28
Utah 5 Quad City 2
Ryan Walters scored twice as the Utah Grizzlies defeated the host Mallards 5-2.
Friday, March 2
Quad City 7 Utah 6
Jamie Tardif provided the shootout game winner after also scoring in regulation as the host Mallards outlasted the Utah Grizzlies to claim a 7-6 shootout victory.
Saturday, March 3
Cincinnati 5 Quad City 2
Five different Cincinnati Cyclones scored and Jason Kasdorf made 31 saves as the host Cyclones defeated the Mallards 5-2.
Sunday, March 4
Fort Wayne 4 Quad City 3
Garrett Thompson scored the game winning goal with seven minutes, 19 seconds left in regulation as the Fort Wayne Komets rallied from a 3-1 third period deficit to defeat the host Mallards 4-3.
Hit the Road
The Mallards return to the road this week for games in Wichita (Wednesday) and Toledo (Friday and Saturday).
The Mallards went 1-3-0 while playing four games in a five day stretch that ended with yesterday’s loss to Fort Wayne.
The Mallards have lost six of their last seven games.
Three in Three
The Mallards last weekend played their fourth stretch of three games in three days in as many weekends and their eighth this season. The Mallards have gone 3-4-1 when playing for the third time in as many days.
This Friday’s game will be the first of four in a row for the Mallards against the league-leading Walleye.
On the Road
The Mallards have lost their last five road games.
The Mallards have gone 7-4-0 in their last 11 home games.
The Mallards have averaged 3.7 goals over their last 23 games after averaging just 2.3 over their first 35 outings.
The Mallards have scored at least four goals in each of their last eight victories.
The Mallards have allowed 38 goals over their last seven games.
The Mallards have won the last nine times they have allowed three goals or fewer.
Red Light District
The Mallards rank twenty-third in the ECHL in goals per game (2.8). The Mallards remain twenty-seventh in the league in goals allowed per contest (4.2).
Outside the Box
The Mallards are the second least penalized team in the ECHL. They average 10.1 minutes in the box per game.
With yesterday’s loss, the Mallards finished their nine game season series against Fort Wayne with a record of 1-6-2.
Saturday’s setback was the Mallards’ fourth in as many games in Cincinnati this season. The lone remaining meeting between the two clubs will be played at the TaxSlayer Center.
With Friday’s win, the Mallards earned a split of their two game series with Utah after falling to the Grizzlies Wednesday.
With Friday’s victory, the Mallards improved to 6-1 in the shootout this season. The Mallards have won their last four shootouts. The Mallards have gone 8-4 in games decided in overtime or the shootout.
The Mallards matched a team season high for goals in one game in Friday’s 7-6 shootout win.
Thirteen of 16 Mallard skaters recorded at least one point Friday. Only Kyle Novak, Willie Raskob and Travis Armstrong went pointless. Six Mallards- Kyle Bigos, Alex Globke, Tristan King, Brayden Low, Matt Pohlkamp, and Jamie Tardif and - scored one goal apiece.
By winning Friday the Mallards halted a four-game losing streak. That skid was tied for the Mallards’ second longest regulation losing streak of the season. The Mallards first lost four straight in regulation between December 30 and January 6. The Mallards endured a five game regulation losing streak between December 8 and December 16.
Brayden Low’s team season best seven-game point-scoring streak (6-4-10) ended yesterday. During the streak Low took over the team lead in goals (17) and points (39).
Globke has 13 points (five goals and eight assists) in his last 11 games.
Gergo Nagy has totaled 12 points (five goals and seven assists) in his last ten games.
Pohlkamp has six points (three goals and three assists) in his last five games.
Raskob is tied for fourth among ECHL rookies and tied for fifth among defensemen in assists (29).
Connor Reilly made his Mallard debut yesterday against Fort Wayne after being acquired in a trade with Allen Saturday.
Novak scored his first career goal Wednesday against Utah.
Between the Pipes
Ivan Kulbakov started three of the Mallards’ four games last week. Kulbakov Friday made 35 saves in regulation and overtime before turning aside two of the four Grizzlies he faced in the shootout on the way to his first win since February 6. Kulbakov was loaned to the Mallards by the American Hockey League’s Cleveland Monsters on February 24 after being recalled by Cleveland on February 12.
After enduring a difficult night on the penalty kill Friday when the Grizzlies scored on three of four man advantages, the Mallards killed off six of their foes’ seven power plays over the next two days, including going 4-for-4 against Fort Wayne yesterday. The Mallards rank fifteenth in the ECHL on the power play (16.8 percent) and twenty-sixth in penalty killing (77.3 percent).
Head to Head
Wednesday’s game is the finale of the Mallards’ five-game season series against the Thunder. The Mallards have gone 1-2-1 against Wichita and 0-2-0 at INTRUST Bank Arena. All-time, the Mallards have gone 22-20-4 overall against the Thunder and 11-12-1 in Wichita…The Mallards have gone 1-2-0 against the Walleye this season. In their only prior visit to the Huntington Center this year, the Mallards were blanked 3-0 on October 21. The Mallards have gone 2-3-1 all-time against the Walleye and have posted a record of 0-2-1 in Toledo.
Ins and Outs
Defenseman Kyle Bigos was placed on the Mallards’ suspended list today…Forward Triston Grant returned from ECHL suspension yesterday. Grant was suspended five games (February 23-March 3) after being assessed a match penalty February 22 at Indy…The Mallards yesterday traded forward Tristan King to the Allen Americans in the transaction that Saturday brought forward Connor Reilly and future considerations to the Mallards in exchange for future considerations (King)…Defenseman Kyle Follmer has missed the Mallards’ last three games (upper body injury).
UPCOMING HOME GAMES
Wednesday, March 14, 6:35 p.m.- Mallards vs. Toledo Walleye
$1 10-ounce Beers
10-ounce beers are available for just $1 during Wednesday night Mallard home games.
Friday, March 16, 7:05 p.m.- Mallards vs. Toledo Walleye
VFW Jersey Auction
The Mallards will wear their special edition military-themed jerseys during the game and auction them off immediately afterward to benefit VFW Post 1303 in Rock Island. The Mallards debuted those jerseys on Veterans’ Day and have worn them in warm-ups before each home game since then.
Mallards Draw String Bag Giveaway presented by Scott County Family YMCA
1,000 children ages 12 and under attending the March 16 game will receive free Mallards draw string bags courtesy of Scott County Family YMCA.
$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.
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.
10 Game Flex Pack
The Mallards' 10 Game Flex Pack offers both affordability and flexibility: Flex Pack vouchers can be redeemed for tickets to any Mallards regular season home game- whether those tickets are for ten different games, all for the same game or anything in between- subject to availability. Flex Packs are available in a variety of price ranges to meet any budget. To purchase a 10 Game Flex Pack, fans can call the Mallardss at 309-277-1364.
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.