Tonight’s Preview: The Rockets and Hawks are meeting for the fourth and final time this season. The Rockets are 1-2-0-0 in the first three games, having been out-scored 10-9. All three games in the series have been decided by a single goal. The home team has won all three games. The Rockets lone victory came January 9th in a 5-4 shootout win at
Seasonal Series Scoring:
Period 1 2 3 OT SO Total
Rockets: 0 3 5 0 1 9
Hawks: 2 3 5 0 0 10
Last Game: Jamie Benn scored twice, the winner in overtime, leading the Kelowna Rockets to a 3-2 win over the Vancouver Giants Saturday night. Colin Long chipped in with two assists. The Rockets rallied after trailing 2-1 heading into the third period. It was only the second time this season that the Rockets won a game after trailing heading into the third frame. Tyler Myers also scored for the Rockets, who were 0 for 3 on the power play. The Giants were 0 for 2 with the extra man. The Giants out-shot the Rockets 31-24. Mark Guggenberger earned the win in goal.
Different Data: The Rockets have not allowed a power play goal in four of their last six games…The Rockets are just 2 for 25 on the power play in their last six games (8%)… During the Rockets four game winning streak they have out-scored the opposition 12-5…In the last seven games the Rockets have allowed the opposition just a single goal in five of those seven…The Rockets are just 1 goal shy of the 248 they scored last season. More impressively, the Rockets have allowed 44 fewer goals against then a season ago…The Rockets have won the same number of road games as they did last season (17)…The Rockets have 5 more home wins than in 2007-2008…The Rockets ended the month of February with a record of 11-2-0-1 in 14 games. Those 14 games were played in just 25 days…The 11 win effort in February comes off a January where they won just 7 of 14 games….The Kelowna Rockets celebrated a milestone February 27th in Red Deer with their 1 thousandth regular season game. The Rockets were born as an expansion franchise as the Tacoma Rockets in 1991, but after four short seasons moved to
Very Interesting! Riley Grantham is two minutes shy of 400 for his career. Grantham has 398 pims heading into tonight’s game….The Rockets have six more points (90 compared to 84) than they had all of last season…Kyle St. Denis will miss his 10th straight game tonight with a head injury suffered against Chilliwack February 18th…The Rockets won their 40th game of the season Saturday February 28th marking the 5th time since the team re-located to Kelowna that they’ve had a +40 win season….Cody Almond and Jamie Benn have three-three goal games this season. Ian Duval leads all Rockets in games played. Duval is playing in career game #328 tonight…Mark Guggenberger has won ten of his last thirteen starts, and has earned points in 16 of his last 18 appearances…The Rockets are 22-2-0-1 when Colin Long scores…Goaltender Mark Guggenberger has started 18 of the last 23 games…The Rockets have out-shot the opposition in 18 of the 26 games since the trade deadline. Only