Indy Hosts Cincinnati in Weekday Matchup
Indy hosts the Central Division's first place team on Tuesday nightFeb 4, 2020
WEEKDAY WORK: Playing their fourth game in six days, the Indy Fuel are hosting the Cincinnati Cyclones on Tuesday night at Indiana Farmers Coliseum. The Fuel previously met the Cyclones on Saturday, falling 4-3 in overtime at the Heritage Bank Center. Having met the Cyclones eight times this season, Indy has teams put together a 4-3-1-0 record, as well as a record of 4-2-0-0 when facing the Cyclones at Indiana Farmers Coliseum.
THE MATCHUP: Cincinnati enters Tuesday night’s contest having won their last three games, two of them coming against Central Division opponents. Indy will play their fourth game in six days against Central Division opponents on Tuesday, winning their most recent game against the Toledo Walleye on Saturday night. With both team’s records this season sitting at an even 4-3-1-0, Indy will be looking to cement their 4th place position in the Central Division on Tuesday night.
POINTS LEADERS: Riding a four-game point streak since returning to the Fuel lineup on January 24th, Spencer Watson has earned five goals and one assist in his last five games. Watson has tallied 25 goals and 20 assists in a Fuel uniform and is currently on pace to take the Fuel all-time goals per season record. Leading the Cyclones and sitting in seventh in the league in points, Jesse Schultz has registered 19 goals and 27 assists in a Cyclones uniform. Schultz has earned just one assist in his past five games.
GOALTENDER BATTLE: Missing all-star goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen due to a call up to the Rochester Americans, the Cyclones turn to Michael Houser. Houser has appeared in three games against the Fuel, putting together a 2-1-0-0 record and earning a 2.33 goals-against average and .910 save percentage. Splitting the eight games against Cincinnati with Chase Marchand, Charles Williams has earned a 3-1-0-0 record while registering a 1.24 goals-against average and a .957 save percentage through the four games.
LOOKING AHEAD: Playing their fourth game in six days on Tuesday, Indy will play three more games this weekend starting with the Tulsa Oilers on February 7th and finishing off the weekend with two Central Division matchups against the Kalamazoo Wings and Fort Wayne Komets.