Indy Looks for Revenge in Thursday Matchup with Cincinnati
Indy looks for revenge on Thursday after falling to Cincinnati on TuesdayDec 5, 2019
SEEKING REVENGE: After giving up two goals in the final minutes of Tuesday’s game with the Cincinnati Cyclones, the Indy Fuel will be looking for revenge when they take on the Cyclones again on Thursday night. Since winning the first two out of three matchups with Cincinnati, the Fuel have since lost the past two games by a score of 3-2.
THE MATCHUP: The Fuel have met the Cyclones five times this season and Cincinnati currently holds the advantage, having won three out of the five matchups, two of them coming at Indiana Farmers Coliseum. Indy has struggled to put together consistent wins, having won only two of their last ten games. After Thursday night’s game, the Fuel will have a rare weekend off before heading on the road to face the Kansas City Mavericks on December 10.
LEAGUE LEADERS: Riding a nine game point streak, forward Spencer Watson leads the Indy Fuel in both points and goals. Earning an assist against Cincinnati on Tuesday night, Watson has earned three goals and nine assists in his last nine games. Since arriving in Indy in early November, Dylan McLaughlin has earned six goals and six assists in 11 games in a Fuel uniform. Sitting in seventh in the ECHL, Jesse Schultz has earned 13 goals and 11 assists for the Cyclones this season.
IN THE CREASE: Starting Tuesday night against the Cyclones, Chase Marchand stopped 19 of 22 Cincinnati shots. Marchand has split games with Charles Williams throughout the 2019 season, earning a 2.56 goals-against average and a .905 save percentage. Through 12 games in a Fuel uniform Charles Williams has earned a 3.05 goals-against average and a .896 save percentage. Getting the start on Tuesday night, Sean Romeo made 25 saves on 27 Indy shots. Through eight games with the Cyclones this season, Romeo has earned a 2.99 goals-against average and a .893 save percentage. Leading all ECHL rookies with a .188 goals-against average has been Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen. Luukkonen has appeared in nine games this season and has earned a .925 save percentage.
LOOKING AHEAD: After closing out Thursday night, Indy will go into a rare off weekend before heading to Kansas City on Tuesday, November 10. After facing the Mavericks on Tuesday night, the Fuel will return home to play three games in three days against the Toledo Walleye and Kalamazoo Wings.
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