INDIANAPOLIS – The Indy Fuel head to DCU Center in Worcester to take on the Railers for the first time in franchise history.

THE SPECIFICS

WHO: Indy Fuel (7-11-0-0) at Worcester Railers (5-11-1-0)
WHEN: 7:05 PM ET
WHERE: DCU Center – Worcester, MA
HOW TO LISTEN/WATCH: ECHL.TV
JOIN THE DISCUSSION: @SinBinFuel on Twitter
REFEREE: Casey Terreri (#14)
LINESMEN: Brent Colby (#77) & Sam Schildkraut (#46)

POSSIBLE INDY SCRATCHES

·       Josh McArdle – reserve
·       Karl El-Mir – reserve
·       Jake Schultz – injured reserve
·       Gordon Defiel – injured reserve

FUEL FLASHBACK

Indy took on the Maine Mariners for the first time in franchise history on Friday at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, ME. The Fuel torched the Mariners 6-0, snapping a seven-game losing streak and giving goaltender Chase Marchand his first professional shutout, as he stopped all 31 Mariners shots.

The Fuel had five players with multi-point nights, including three-point nights from forward Spencer Watson (2G, 1A) and defenseman Dmitry Osipov (1G, 2A). Indy scored four goals in 4:23 that spanned the second and third periods.

ON THE FLIP SIDE…

The Worcester Railers picked up a 6-4 win at home over the Newfoundland Growlers on Friday, snapping a seven-game losing streak of their own.

Former Fuel forward Dante Salituro, who was traded to Worcester earlier in the year for future considerations, picked up a hat trick and an assist in the Railers’ win over Newfoundland, as well.

SPECIAL TEAMS DIFFERENCE

Indy scored three power play goals on four man-advantages on Friday against Maine, moving up to fifth in the ECHL in power play percentage. The Fuel’s penalty kill also ranks third in the league, with an 86.8% success rate.

Worcester’s power play sits at 18th in the ECHL with a 14.1% completion rate, while their penalty kill ranks sixth in the league, with an 85.5% success rate.

Follow along with Evan on Twitter for live game updates, breaking news, and Indy Fuel analysis all season long!

Please consider becoming a Patron as a way to say thanks and support us for what we do! https://www.patreon.com/thesinbinhockey