Monday, February 16, 7:05 p.m.
Allen Event Center
Quad City Mallards vs. Allen Americans
Friday, February 20, 6:30 p.m.
Powerade Centre, Brampton
Quad City Mallards vs. Brampton Beast
Sunday, February 22, 1:00 p.m.
Powerade Centre, Brampton
Quad City Mallards vs. Brampton Beast
Wednesday, February 11
Quad City 3 Missouri 2
Friday, February 13
Tulsa 2 Quad City 1
Saturday, February 14
Quad City 3 Tulsa 2
24-18-6, 54 points
2nd place, Central Division
Coach: Terry Ruskowski
34-8-5, 73 points
1st place, Central Division
Coach: Steve Martinson
15-29-2, 32 points
7th place, Central Division
Coach: Brent Hughes
Each of the Mallards’ three games last week was decided by one goal. The Mallards won two of those three tilts.
With Saturday night’s 3-2 road win the Mallards earned a split of their weekend home-and-home series with Tulsa. The Oilers won 2-1 in the Quad Cities Friday evening.
With their win on Saturday night the Mallards kept their hold on second place in the Central Division. The Mallards are one point ahead of third place Wichita.
On the Road
The Mallards tonight play the second of five straight road games. After visiting the Americans this evening, the Mallards will head to Brampton for games Friday, Sunday and Monday.
The Mallards have gone 6-3-0 in their last nine games.
Saturday night’s win left the Mallards with a .500 record (8-8-1) in 2015.
The Mallards have allowed two goals or fewer each of their last three games and in eight of their last nine games. They now rank third in the ECHL in goals against per game (2.6).
Red Light District
The Mallards have scored three goals or fewer in each of their last four games and in 13 of their last 14 games. They are now tied for thirteenth in the ECHL in goals per game (3.0).
While the Mallards have allowed power play goals in each of their last two games, they have not surrendered a goal while down one man in any of their last five games (Tulsa scored at 5-on-3 Friday and 6-on-3 Saturday). The Mallards rank fifth in the ECHL in penalty killing (85.7 percent). Three of the four goals the Mallards have scored over their last two games have come on the power play. The Mallards rank fourteenth in the league in power play efficiency (17.6 percent).
Mario Lamoureux has five points (two goals and three assists) in his last three games and 18 points (five goals and 13 assists) in his last 14 games. Lamoureux, who Saturday night reached 50 points for the season, ranks ninth in the ECHL in points and tied for fifth in assists (34).
By assisting on all three Mallard goals Saturday night Mike Monfredo matched team single game season highs for assists and points and established personal career single game highs for assists and points. Monfredo had a hand in all four Mallard goals last weekend. He scored the lone Quad City goal in Friday’s loss to Tulsa.
Can’t Get Enough of That Wonderful Duff
Matt Duffy Saturday night scored his seventh power play goal out of eight overall this season. Duffy is now tied for fourth in the ECHL in power play goals.
Between the Pipes
Parker Milner has posted a 1.27 goals against average and a .945 save percentage while going 4-1-0 over his last seven games. Milner started the Mallards’ games last Wednesday and Friday, marked the first time a Mallard goaltender has started back-to-back games since Evan Mosher made consecutive starts December 29 and 31. Milner is tied for second in save percentage (.927) and ranks third in goals against average (2.17). Mosher is tied for eighth in the ECHL in save percentage (.915).
Berkley Scott made his Mallard debut last Wednesday night against Missouri after signed with the Mallards earlier the same day. Scott joined the Mallards from the Southern Professional Hockey League’s Knoxville Ice Bears. Scott was third in the SPHL in goals (18) and seventh in points (37) when he joined the Mallards.
The Mallards played with fewer than the standard 16 skaters for six straight games before Paxton Leroux and Evan Haney returned to the lineup for last Friday’s game.
Duffy reached 100 career assists by picking up a pair of assists last Wednesday against Missouri… Last Wednesday’s win over Missouri was Terry Ruskowski’s ninetieth victory as Mallard coach…Darren McMillan has 198 career points…Kevin Baker has 298 career assists.
Head to Head
The Mallards dropped their only prior meeting with the Americans this season 5-2 in Allen on December 10. All-time, the Mallards have posted a regular season record of 3-6-1 against the Americans: 2-3-0 at home and 1-3-1 at the Allen Event Center…The Mallards have gone 6-2-3 against Brampton this season and have posted a 2-0-3 record in Brampton. All-time, the Mallards have gone 13-5-6 against the Beast overall and 7-5-4 at the Powerade Center.
Ins and Outs
Paxton Leroux returned to the Mallards lineup last Friday against Tulsa after missing six games (upper body injury)…Evan Haney returned last Friday after missing nine games (upper body injury)…Johnny Rogic (out ten games), Logan Nelson (eight games) and Antti Pusa (three games) remain sidelined by upper body inuries. Pusa is on 21-day injured reserve retroactive to February 7…Berkley Scott last Wednesday signed with the Mallards and made his debut for the club.
NEXT HOME GAME
Wednesday, February 25, 7:05 p.m.- Mallards vs. Allen Americans
4 Tickets for $20; T.G.I. Friday’s Postgame Party
Fans can get four tickets for just $20 for each Wednesday home game. After each Wednesday home tilt fans can join the Mallards at T.G.I. Friday’s on River Drive in Moline for a postgame party.
ON THE AIR
Fox Sports Radio 1230 is the radio home of Mallards Hockey Presented by Genesis Power Sports Performance. Mallards games broadcast on AM 1230 also stream live online at www.wfxn.net. A limited number of Mallards games- including tonight’s match-up with Allen- will not air on Fox Sports Radio 1230 due to conflicts with University of Illinois basketball and football and Green Bay Packer football. ECHL-TV pay-per-view video webcasts and free audio webcasts of all Mallards games are also available at myqcmallards.net.
Single Game Tickets
Single game tickets for all Mallards regular season contests are now available. Fans can contact the Mallards at (309) 277-1364 or
for more information about tickets. Single game tickets are also available at the iWireless Center box office, at Ticketmaster outlets, through www.ticketmaster.com or through Ticketmaster charge-by-phone toll free. The box office is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and on game days from 10:00 a.m. until the start of the second period.
Groups of at least ten receive savings off the walk-up price and a host of group benefits. Mallards group tickets are a great fit for youth organizations, friends, co-workers, family groups, religious groups, school functions and business events. For more group ticket information, fans can contact the Mallards at (309) 277-1364 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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