Tuesday, January 17, 2017 – Windsor Spitfires (27-8-5-1) vs. Kitchener Rangers (24-14-2-2) – 7pm
Home Game: 22 Season Game: 43
12 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TONIGHT’S GAME
1) Today marks the third of four meetings between the Kitchener Rangers and Windsor Spitfires this season. The Rangers are
1-0-0-1 vs. the Spitfires.
2) The Kitchener Rangers boast the league’s second best home power play, executing at 26.3%. Their 25 goals at home on the power play are the most in the OHL. Kitchener’s home PK has moved up slightly to 12th at 82.1%.
3) The Spitfires have the OHL’s best road power play, operating at 24.7%. They also have the league’s best road penalty kill, executing at 90.3%.
4) Tonight marks the return of Jeremy Bracco to the Aud for the first time since being traded to the Spitfires on January 10th. In 85 career regular season and playoff games with the Rangers, Bracco registered 41 goals and 88 assists for 129 points.
5) The Windsor Spitfires are undefeated in regulation when leading after two periods (20-0-3-1). They are also undefeated in regulation when tied after two periods (4-0-2-0).
6) The Spitfires have outshot their opponents in 25 of 41 games this season. They are 19-6 when commanding the shot clock.
The Rangers have outshot their opponents just 13 times in 42 games played, and are 9-4 when doing so.
7) When the Rangers are outshot in a game, they boast a winning win-loss record (14-11-2-0).
8) Rangers’ Adam Mascherin leads the OHL in points (73), while Erie’s Alex DeBrincat (ER) trails Mascherin by two points (71). Mascherin also leads the league in assists with 44.
9) Kitchener has scored the game’s opening goal in 26 of 42 games this season, going 17-9 in that span. They are 7-9 when allowing the first goal of the game. Windsor has a record of 19-4 when scoring first. They are 8-10 when allowing the first goal.
10) In their last meeting the Rangers held the Spitfires to just three shots on goal in the third period, a tie for the fewest by the Spitfires in a period this season.
11) The Spitfires are 6-4-2-0 vs. Midwest Division teams this season. The Rangers are 6-2-1-2 vs. West Division opponents.
12) The Spitfires are 12-6-4-1 this season on the road. The Rangers are 14-5-1-1 at the Aud.