Tonight’s Preview: The Rockets and Chiefs are meeting for the fourth and final time this season. The Rockets are 3-0-0-0 against the Chiefs this season, having out-scored the opposition 9-2. The Rockets have out-shot the Chiefs in two of the three games by a combined margin of 85-77. The Rockets are 2 for 15 (13.3%) on the power play in the seasonal series while the Chiefs are 1 for 13 (8%). The Rockets enter tonight’s game with a three point lead on the Chiefs for third place in the Western Conference. The Rockets enter tonight’s game having won a season high seven straight, out-scoring the opposition 31-12. The Rockets have allowed just a single goal per game in four of those seven contests. The Rockets enter tonight’s game with one loss in their last twelve games (11-1-0-0). In the big picture the Rockets have just two regulation losses in their last 24 games (19-2-1-2). The Rockets open the playoffs, at home, March 20th against either
Seasonal Series Breakdown vs.
Period: 1 2 3 Total
Rockets: 4 2 3 9
Chiefs: 0 2 0 2
Last Game: Ian Duval scored twice and added two assists leading the Rockets to a 7-1 win over the Kamloops Blazers Saturday night. Jamie Benn had two goals in the Rockets 46th win of the season while Ryley Grantham chipped in with a goal and an assist. The Rockets led 3-0 and 6-0 at the period breaks. Adam Brown earned the win in goal, making 16 saves. The Rockets were 2 for 9 on the power play.
Different Data: The Rockets have won 7 of their last 8 road games. The only stumble over that period was a 3-2 loss in
Very Interesting! The Rockets have won 28 times on home ice this season, the most home ice wins since the club recorded 30 victories in the 2004-2005 campaign…The Rockets scored 145 goals on home ice this season. The Rockets scored an impressive 170 times in the 2002-2003 campaign…Riley Grantham reached the 400 penalty minute mark Friday night with two minors against
Who’s Hot: Ian Duval has 3+4=7 in his last two games. Jamie Benn is riding an eight even game point streak (7+6=13). Benn has 147 career points in just 106 games (1.39). Colin Long has points in seven straight games (3+10=13). Long has points in 20 of his last 25 games with 13+21=34 over that period. Mikael Backlund has goals in 3 of his last five games (4 G). Riley Grantham has points in four of his last five games (2+3=5). Brandon McMillan has points in four straight games (1+4=5) and has points in five of his last six games (1+5=6). McMillan’s goal Friday night in