Monsters Look For Back To Back Wins In Glens Falls
MATCHUP With each team five points behind eighth-place Toronto with four games to play, the Lake Erie Monsters (32-28-8-4) visit the Adirondack Flames (34-30-6-2) for the second of back-to-back games today at 5:00 p.m.. The Monsters and Flames have the same number of points- 76- through 72 games played this season. Last night, the Monsters topped the Flames 5-2 in Glens Falls, New York; the Monsters first win in three tries against the Flames this season. The Monsters snapped a four-game winless skid with the victory, while Adirondack has a win and a loss on the weekend to this point after topping Utica 3-2 on the road in the first game of three games in three nights on Friday.
LAST TIME OUT Following a scoreless first period in which Calvin Pickard stopped all 18 shots sent his way in the Monsters net, the Monsters exploded for four goals in the second period, and marched on to a 5-2 road victory over Adirondack. Five different goal scorers found the net for the Monsters: Troy Bourke, Colin Smith, Tomas Vincour, Kenny Ryan, and Andrew Agozzino. Calvin Pickard stopped 47 shots; an individual season-high for a Monsters goalie. The Monsters are 1-1-0-1 against the Flames this season.
WHO TO WATCH: MONSTERS Andrew Agozzino is one of three Monsters with four points against the Flames this season after his goal and assist last night. Agozzino's torrid scoring pace has continued after his franchise record 12-game point streak was snapped five games ago. Over his last four games, Agozzino has five goals and an assist for six points.
WHO TO WATCH: FLAMES Kenney Morrison has played seven professional games- all for Adirondack- since finishing his collegiate career with Western Michigan University. In seven games, Morrison has two goals and four assists for six points, and he is plus-five. The defenseman had a power play goal last night for the Flames.
TUNE IN Catch all of today's action, live from Glens Falls, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Eastern and airing live on ESPN 850 WKNR with Doug Plagens on the play-by-play.