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GD12 – Ottawa 67’s vs. Kitchener Rangers – Jan. 22, 2017

 

Sunday, January 22, 2017 – Ottawa 67’s (18-22-5-0) vs. Kitchener Rangers (25-15-2-2) – 2pm
Home Game: 24     Season Game: 45

 

12 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TODAY’S GAME
Compiled by: Alyscia Warner, Communications Manager

 

1) Today marks the second of two meetings between the Kitchener Rangers and Ottawa 67’s this season, and the lone visit to the Aud by the 67’s. The Rangers won the first meeting between the two teams at TD Place in Ottawa on December 3rd, 5-4, in overtime.

2) The Kitchener Rangers boast the league’s third best home power play, executing at 25.0%. Their 26 goals at home on the power play are second most in the OHL. Kitchener’s home PK has improved slightly to 11th at 82.9%.

3) The 67’s are ranked 7th on road PP 20.3%, while coming in 18th on the penalty kill on the road (75.7%).

4) Dylan Di Perna will play in his 200th career regular season game as a member of the Kitchener Rangers tonight.

5) The last time the Ottawa 67’s earned a win at the Aud was February 23rd, 2014. The game was a 4-2 victory for the 67’s, with goals from Brett Gustavsen, Brendan Bell (x2) and Connor Brown. Frank Hora and Darby Llewellyn were the goal scorers for the Rangers. Philippe Trudeau (OTT) and Jordan DeKort (KIT) were the goaltenders of record.

6) The 67’s have outshot their opponents in only 13 of 45 games this season, going 5-8. They are 13-18 when being outshot.
The Rangers have outshot their opponents just 14 times in 44 games played, and are 9-5 when doing so. The Rangers have a winning record (15-13) when outshot.

7) Despite being ranked 7th in the Eastern Conference, the 67’s have the fourth most Goals For (145). Their Goals Against is the second highest in the conference (177).

8) Rangers’ leading scorer Adam Mascherin left the game in the second period on Friday night vs. the Guelph Storm and is doubtful to play today.

9) Kitchener has scored the game’s opening goal in 26 of 44 games this season, going 17-9 in that span. They are 8-10 when allowing the first goal of the game. Ottawa has a record of 9-12 when scoring first. They are 9-15 when allowing the first goal.

10) The Ottawa 67’s have carried a lead into the third period in 21 games, but have dropped six of those games. They have been tied going into the third period eight times this season, but have won only two of those games.

11) The 67’s are 2-3-1-0 vs. the Midwest Division this season. The Rangers are 9-6-1-0 vs. East Division teams.

12) The 67’s have a better record on the road (12-11-4-0) than they do at home (6-11-1-0) this season. The Rangers are 15-6-1-1 at the Aud.

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