17th- 7:30 pm CDT * 18th- 3:00pm CDT
MISSION: Find back of net
Thankfully for the Griffins, this back-to-back away series against San Antonio will see out their 5 game road trip to start the season. They will then seek comfort in the confines of the Van Andel Arena for a whopping 6 straight games. Defenceman Jakub Kindl was scratched in the previous game, assuming he was injured. Not sure what his status is for these two games but hopefully he will be back in the line-up tonight. Goaltending has been the Griffins strong point in the first three games, with McCollum posting the impressive numbers of 1.01 GAA and 0.964 SV%. Tomas Tatar is apparently having Visa issues so his status is unknown.
Ritola - Newbury - Williams
Lemieux - McGrath - Pare
Axelsson - Emmerton - Tardif
Crosty - Vigilante - Mursak
Kindl - Janik
Kolosov - Delmore
Pyett - Ehrhardt
Goals: Axelsson, Delmore, McGrath, Janik, Williams (1)
Assists: Axelsson, Pare, Tardif, Ritola (1)
Points: Axelsson (2), 7 tied (1)
PIM: Newbury (20), Crosty (7)
Plus/Minus: Axelsson, Ehrhardt (+1)
* McCollum has been strong in his opening two games and Fraser might roll with the hot goalie again.
* The Griffins are 93.8% on the PK having killed 15 of 16 PP's.
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Edited by Aussie_Wing, 17 October 2009 - 09:00 AM.