7:00 pm EDT
The Grand Rapids Griffins will look to continue their 3 game winning streak when they take on the visiting Houston Aeros. The Aeros have also won their past 3 games and have a stunning record on the PK having stopped 34 of 35 penalties for a percentage of 97.1. However their PP is awful having converted from just 4/47 at 8.5%.
Not sure what the line-up will look like as it seems to have wholesale changes from one game to the next so it's a toss of the coin really. Delmore missed the past two games with an injured knee, Lemieux an injured back while Axelsson, Kolosov and Crosty were all absent due to the flu. Tatar played but he too was suffering the effects of the flu. Speaking of Tatar, apparantely the Wings were going to make a decision on his playing location on Monday but that doesn't seem to have occured. If he's not in the line-up tonight, perhaps the answer will appear.
Emmerton - Nylander - Tardif
Ritola - Newbury - Mursak
Rissmiller - Vigilante - Williams
Axelsson - McGrath - Pare
Kindl - Janik
Delmore - Kolosov
Goals: Tardif, Williams (4), Newbury (3)
Assists: Janik, Nylander (5), 4 tied (3)
Points: Tardif, Janik, Newbury (6), 2 tied (5)
PIM: Newbury (46), Crosty (21)
Plus/Minus: Janik, Ehrhardt (+3), Emmerton (+2)
* Griffins come into the game on a 3 game winning streak.
* Jeremy Williams has scored a goal in the past 3 games.
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