Friday, March 2, 2018 – Oshawa Generals (31-26-3-0) vs. Kitchener Rangers (40-18-2-0) – 7:30pm
Home Game: 30 Season Game: 61
12 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TONIGHT’S GAME
Compiled by: Alyscia Warner, Communications Manager
1) Tonight marks the second of two meetings this season between the Oshawa Generals and Kitchener Rangers. The Generals claimed a 2-1 win in Oshawa back on October 21. It was the first time this season the Rangers had lost back-to-back games. Kitchener has lost back-to-back games just four times all season long.
2) The Rangers wrap up a season-high four-game homestand tonight before heading to Guelph to take on the Storm on Sunday at 2pm (game rescheduled from 6pm).
3) The Generals are coming off a wild 5-4 win over the Mississauga Steelheads on Wednesday night in Oshawa. The Gens skated to a 4-0 lead before surrendering four straight goals by the Steel to tie the game, 4-4. Renars Krastenbergs scored his second goal of the game with 1:17 to play to seal the win. Each team tallied a shorthanded goal.
4) The Rangers are coming off a well-rounded 6-3 win over the Sarnia Sting on home ice on Tuesday. Logan Brown had a four-point night (2G, 2A) while Kole Sherwood scored twice and added an assist. Mario Culina was exquisite in goal, making 35 saves.
5) Generals draft eligible forward Serron Noel leads the league in shooting percentage, scoring 25 goals on 95 shots for 26.3% accuracy.
6) Kitchener’s Adam Mascherin sits 10th overall in league scoring with 75 points (36G, 39A) in 60 games played.
7) Rangers’ centre Logan Brown reached and surpassed the 200 career regular season point milestone on Tuesday, registering points 200, 201, 202 and 203.
8) Rangers goaltender Mario Culina enters tonight’s game with a 2.79 goals against average and a .917 save percentage, ranking fourth and second in the league, respectively. Generals goaltender Kyle Keyser boasts a 3.02 GAA and .909 SV%.
9) Oshawa defenceman Matt Brassard sits eighth in league scoring by rearguards with 14 goals and 30 assists for 44 points in 60 games.
10) The Kitchener Rangers home power play is 6th in the OHL, executing at a 24.7% efficiency (25-for-101). Their home penalty kill is 10th overall at 79.2% (80-for-101). The Oshawa Generals road power play ranks 19th at 16.0% (21-for-131), while their road penalty kill is ranked 18th at 74.8% (89-for-119).
11) Overall, the Rangers have the third best penalty kill in the league, while the Generals PK is a league-worst 20th.
12) The Generals come into tonight’s game on a five-game win streak. Their season-high as a team is six straight wins from Dec. 15 – Jan. 4.