Fuel Finish Off Road Trip in Worcester
Indy finishes off three-game road trip against the Worcester RailersNov 30, 2019
BOUNCING BACK: Coming off of an offensive explosion on Friday night, the Indy Fuel turn sets their sights on Worcester, Massachusetts on Saturday to take on the Worcester Railers for the first time ever. In the final game of a three-game road trip, Indy will look to win their second game out of three against North Division teams.
THE MATCHUP: Indy comes to Worcester after an offensive and special teams explosion on Friday night, stomping the Maine Mariners 6-0 and snapping a seven-game losing streak. The Railers enter Saturday’s matchup having snapped a seven-game winless streak of their own, seeing former Fuel forward Dante Salituro picked up the franchise’s first hat-trick on Friday night against Newfoundland.
SPECIAL TEAMS BATTLE: Entering Saturday’s matchup, Indy dominated the Maine Mariners on Friday, scoring on three out of four power plays. Scoring on 30.4% of their chances, the Fuel currently sits in first place in the ECHL in road power plays while the Worcester Railers holds eighth place in the league in home penalty killing with an 87.8 penalty-killing percentage. Worcester has struggled on the power play this season scoring on 14.1% of their chances and will face Indy, who is the least penalized team in the ECHL.
IN THE CREASE: Picking up his first professional shutout and first of the 2019-20 season, Chase Marchand stopped 31 shots against the Mariners on Friday night. Earning a 2.49 goals-against average and a .909 save percentage, Marchand is second among rookies in goals-against average. Indy has split games this season between Charles Williams and Marchand, Williams earning a 3.15 goals-against average and a .892 save percentage. Worcester has split their games evenly between Jakub Skarek and Evan Buitenhuis, but are led by Skarek who has a 3.69 goals-against average and a .867 save percentage.
LOOKING AHEAD: Finishing off a three-game road trip to the Northeast, Indy will return home to Indiana Farmers Coliseum for two, weekday games against the Cincinnati Cyclones. Continuing the stretch of weekday games, Indy will head to Kansas City on December 10 to face the Mavericks before returning home on December 12 to face Toledo.
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