Player in Focus: Logan Pyett
Pyett endured a tough rookie season in the AHL and he often found himself as a healthy scratch. This season he has performed a lot better, he's making solid plays from the back-end and he's even displayed a nasty side. The swift skating, puck moving defenceman is in the Meech mould.
Grand Rapids will be hoping to end their two game losing streak when they hit the road to take on the Peoria Rivermen. The Griffins need to shake the habit of getting off to lackluster starts as they have often been trailing early and needing to play catch up. Their offence will bail them out more often than not but lately it has been costing them. Peoria have conceded a massive 72 goals on the season so this game could be a high scoring affair.
Rookie Tomas Tatar is riding a hot wave of form as he is on a 3 game goal streak and has 7 points from his past 4 games. The line which ended the game last night of Tatar-Emmerton-Mursak is likely to be paired again tonight. Defenceman Jakub Kindl is on a 3 game point streak (1-4-5) and is playing the best hockey of his pro career. This is a rematch of the opening game of the season when the Griffins won 3-1 with Dick Axelsson recording a multi point game.
Rissmiller - Newbury - Pare
Tatar - Emmerton - Mursak
Ritola - McGrath - Williams
Vigilante - Walsh - Tardif
Kolosov - Delmore
Janik - Kindl
Piche - Pyett
Goals: Williams (9), Tardif (6), McGrath (6)
Assists: Kindl (10), Janik, Newbury (9)
Points: Williams (14), Newbury (13), Janik (12)
PIM: Crosty (69), Newbury (62)
Plus/Minus: Emmerton (+10), Janik (+9)
Past 5 Games:
4-3 Loss vs. Rockford (Nov 27 2009) Final
3-2 Loss @ Chicago (Nov 25 2009) Final
6-3 Win @ Toronto (Nov 21 2009) Final
4-1 Win vs. Texas (Nov 20 2009) Final
3-1 Loss vs. Rochester (Nov 14 2009) Final
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Edited by Aussie_Wing, 28 November 2009 - 09:09 AM.