Weekend Preview | Feb 23 & 24 VS BRAMPTON

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD (5:30 PM NST) & SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH (3:30 PM NST)

 

Newfoundland Growlers (34-14-4-0, 72 PTS) vs. Brampton Beast (26-20-5-1, 58 PTS)

 

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The Newfoundland Growlers wrap up a five-game road trip with a pair of weekend games against the Brampton Beast, ECHL affiliate of the Ottawa Senators. This weekend series marks the final time the Growlers travel to Brampton this season. The two clubs have squared off nine times this season, with the Growlers sporting a 6-3 series lead. Both the Growlers and Beast are on six-game point streaks, with an identical 4-0-2-0 record in their last six games.

 

LAST GAME

 

Adam Larkin netted the winner 2:31 into overtime as the Greenville Swamp Rabbits tamed the Newfoundland Growlers 5-4 Sunday afternoon at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina. Josh Kestner, Ryan Moore, Sam Babintsev and Derian Plouffe scored for Newfoundland. Zach O’Brien had two assists for a multi-point afternoon. Eamon McAdam was pulled in the second period after allowing four goals on 16 shots, but Michael Garteig was credited with the loss despite stopping 10-of-11 shots.

 

TRANSACTIONS

 

Feb 21: F Zach O’Brien, F Hudson Elynuik and D Sam Jardine returned from Toronto (AHL).

Feb 23:  D Sam Jardine recalled to Toronto (AHL).

 

QUICK HITS

 

Newfoundland

  • The Growlers have a 10-point lead for first place in the North Division
  • Scott Pooley leads the Growlers with six goals and 10 points against the Beast this season
  • James Melindy is sporting a career-high four-game point streak

 

Brampton

  • The Beast are 20-5-3-0 when scoring first
  • Anthony Cortese made his Beast debut Monday night after being traded by the Growlers
  • Matt Petgrave is tied for third in points by defensemen with 35

 

PREVIOUS MATCHUP

 

February 6th – 2-1 Brampton Beast

A controversial goal from Brandon Marino stood as the game-winner as the Brampton Beast edged the Newfoundland Growlers 2-1 to split the mid-week series at Mile One Centre. David Vallorani had the other Beast goal. Matt Bradley recorded the only Growlers goal. Michael Garteig made 19 saves between the pipes for Newfoundland.