Friday, February 3, 2017 – Windsor Spitfires (31-11-5-2) vs. Kitchener Rangers (27-18-2-2) – 7:30pm
Home Game: 26 Season Game: 50
12 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TONIGHT’S GAME
1) Today marks the fourth and final meeting between the Windsor Spitfires and Kitchener Rangers this regular season. The Rangers are 2-0-0-1 vs. the Spitfires and earned a 4-3 shootout win over the Spitfires in their last meeting on January 17th.
2) The Kitchener Rangers boast the league’s fifth best home power play, executing at 24.3%. Their 25 goals at home on the power play are second most in the OHL. Kitchener’s home PK has improved slightly to 10th at 84.0%.
3) The Spitfires have the league’s best road PP at 24.7%. They are tied for the most goals scored on the road PP with 25.
4) They also have the OHL’s best road PK at 91.5%. They are the only team remaining in the league to surrender a single-digit of goals against while shorthanded (9).
5) The record for Best GAA in a season in Spitfires franchise history is 2.35 set by Andrew Engelage in 2008-09. Michael DiPietro enters tonight’s game with a 2.09 GAA with 19 games to play.
6) The Rangers have collectively been outshot in every period this season (1st: 518-480 / 2nd: 558-485 / 3rd: 551-442).
7) Of the three periods in regulation, the second period is when the Rangers have scored the most goals (72), and the only period in which they have outscored their opponents.
8) Connor Bunnaman is just nine points away from 100 career regular season OHL points.
9) Kitchener has scored the game’s opening goal in 28 of 49 games this season, going 19-9 in that span. They are 8-13 when allowing the first goal of the game. Windsor has a record of 23-6 when scoring first. They are 8-12 when allowing the first goal.
10) The Spitfires have led going into third period action 28 times, losing five of those games. The Rangers have taken a lead into the third period 21 times this season, surrendering just two of those games.
11) The Spitfires are 6-5-2-1 vs. the Midwest Division this season. The Rangers are 7-2-1-2 vs. West Division teams.
12) The Spitfires have just three regulation losses at home this season, while they are 12-14 on the road. The Rangers
are 17-6-1-1 at the Aud.