Photo: John Howe/Missouri Mavericks
Monday, December 22, 7:05 p.m.
Independence Events Center
Quad City Mallards vs. Missouri Mavericks
Saturday, December 27, 7:05 p.m.
iWireless Center, Moline
Brampton Beast vs. Quad City Mallards
Sunday, December 28, 6:05 p.m.
iWireless Center, Moline
Brampton Beast vs. Quad City Mallards
Wednesday, December 17
Quad City 4 Brampton 1
Saturday, December 20
Brampton 5 Quad City 3
Sunday, December 21
Quad City 6 Brampton 1
12-9-5, 29 points
tied 2nd place, Central Division
Coach: Terry Ruskowski
12-12-0, 24 points
5th place, Central Division
Coach: Richard Matvichuk
8-14-1, 17 points
7th place, Central Division
Coach: Brent Hughes
The Mallards have won four of their last five games.
The Mallards took two of three games from the Brampton Beast on home ice last week. After visiting Missouri tonight, the Mallards will make it five games against Brampton out of six total when they welcome the Beast back to the Quad Cities for games Saturday and Sunday.
With yesterday’s win the Mallards climbed into a three-way tie for second place in the ECHL’s Central Division with the Tulsa Oilers and Wichita Thunder. The Mallards have a game in hand on the Thunder and have played three fewer games than the Oilers.
Home Sweet Home
The Mallards have gone 5-1-1 in their last seven home games.
The Mallards came within one goal of a club season high by scoring six times yesterday. Six different players scored as the Mallards lifted their season average to 3.1 goals per game- twlefth in the ECHL.
The Mallards yesterday surrendered just one goal for the fourth time in their last five games and matched a season low by so doing. The Mallards locked down yesterday after equaling a season high by giving up five goals Saturday night. The Mallards are tied for fourth in the ECHL in goals against per game (2.7).
The Mallards yesterday held the opposition without an even strength for the fourth time in five games. The Mallards went 199:14 without giving up an even strength goal before Brampton’s Jason Pitton opened the scoring in Saturday night’s game at 5-on-5 at 16:50 of the first period. Pitton’s was the first even strength goal conceded by the Mallards since Allen’s Jack Combs scored at 17:36 of the third period of the Mallards’ 5-2 loss to the Americans on December 10 at the Allen Event Center. Parker Milner has gone 229:20 without allowing an even strength goal since last being scored on at 5-on-5 on December 6 by Rapid City’s Johan Ryd at 15:40 of the first period of the Mallards’ 3-2 shootout win over the Rush at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
The Mallards have gone 0-for-5 on the power play over two games since setting a team season high by scoring three power play goals last Wednesday against Brampton. The Mallards are tied for fourteenth in the ECHL on the power play (16.7 percent). The Mallards have allowed power play goals in each of their last eight games, conceding eight goals on 30 penalty kills during that stretch. The Mallards are now seventeenth in penalty killing (82.4).
Baker’s (Half) Dozen
Kevin Baker has piled up nine points (four goals and five assists) in his last six games.
No Ordinary Joe
Joe Perry has produced five points (one goal and four assists) in his last three games. He is tied for eighth in the ECHL in goals (13).
Justin Fox matched a Mallard season high first set last Wednesday against the Beast by Jannik Christensen by collecting three assists yesterday. Fox and Mario Lamoureux both posted plus/minus ratings of +4 yesterday- the best plus/minus recorded by a Mallard in one game this season.
Lamoureux’s six-game point scoring streak (2-8-10) ended last Wednesday against Brampton. Lamoureux picked up an assist yesterday to move into a tie for seventh in the ECHL in assists (19).
Mallard captain Darren McMillan is set to play his three hundredth game for the club tonight. McMillan, who scored his first goal of this season last Saturday against the Beast, has scored 17 goals and added 68 assists for 85 points with the Mallards since first joining the team in 2009.
Between the Pipes
Parker Milner has won four straight games and given up just five goals (1.23, .954) during that streak. Milner ranks fifth in the ECHL in save percentage (.922) and sixth in goals against average (2.26). Evan Mosher ranks third in in save percentage (.924).
McMillan has recorded 195 career points…Jeff Lee has 98 career points.
Head to Head
The Mallards have gone 0-1-2 against the Mavericks this season. The Mallards have gone 0-1-1 on the road against the Mavs. Tonight’s game is the fourth of 15 between the two teams this season. All-time, the Mallards have turned in a 16-21-2 overall record against the Mavericks and have gone 9-12-1 at the Independence Events Center
Ins and Outs
Paxton Leroux returned to the Mallard line-up yesterday after completing a six-game ECHL suspension… Johnny Rogic (lower body injury) missed yesterday’s game.
UPCOMING HOME GAMES
Saturday, December 27, 7:05 p.m.- Mallards vs. Brampton Beast
The Mallards return from the ECHL’s holiday break to again take on the Beast.
Sunday, December 28, 6:05 p.m.- Mallards vs. Brampton Beast
Sunday Kids Day
Children 12 and under can get tickets for just $5 for each of the Mallards’ Sunday home games.
ON THE AIR
Fox Sports Radio 1230 is the radio home of Mallards Hockey Presented by Genesis Power Sports Performance. Mallards games broadcast on AM 1230 also stream live online at www.wfxn.net. A limited number of Mallards games- including the Mallards’ tilts tonight, Saturday and Sunday- 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 iWireless 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 at least ten 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.