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Indy Pays Wheeling Valentine's Day Visit

Sunday, February 14th
Indy Pays Wheeling Valentine's Day Visit

In the second matchup of the week between the Fuel and Wheeling, Indy will be looking to earn their third straight win and their seventh against the Nailers this season. Playing their third game in three days, Wheeling is coming off of back to back wins over the Fort Wayne Komets. 

TIME: 4:10 p.m. ET

TV/Stream: FloSports

TEAM RECORDS

IND: 14-3-1-0, 29 PTS 

WHL: 5-8-4-0, 14 PTS

TEAM LEADERS

IND

Peter Krieger - 15 points (6G, 9A)

Nic Pierog - 14 points (11G, 3A)

Matt Marcinew - 14 points (5G, 9A)

WHL

Patrick Watling - 13 points (3G, 10A)

Sean Josling - 10 points (3G, 7A)

Cody Sylvester - 9 points (5G, 4A)

LAST TIME OUT

In the first of two meetings between Indy and Wheeling this week, both teams would only score one goal in regulation, sending the game to a seven-minute overtime period for the fourth time this season. Scoring the game-winning goal with five minutes remaining in overtime, Antoine Waked buried a cross-ice pass from Michael McNicholas to give Indy a 2-1 win on Wednesday night. 

DANGEROUS DUO

Signing Billy Christopoulos in early January, the Fuel have employed a dangerous duo of goaltenders with Dan Bakala and Christopoulos. Appearing in nine games this season, Dan Bakala leads the ECHL in wins with 8. The 33-year-old goaltender has put together a 2.47 goals-against average and a .911 save percentage through nine games this season. Splitting his time with Bakala, Christopoulos has earned 2.20 goals-against average and .925 save percentage through five games in a Fuel uniform. 

SPECIAL TEAMS IMPORTANCE

In the previous matchup between Indy and Wheeling, the two teams combined for 61 penalty minutes. Going 0-for-5 on the power play, Indy enters Sunday night with the fourth best power play in the league scoring on 17.5 percent of their chances. Struggling to score on the power play on Wednesday, the Fuel found a silver lining by killing off 4-of-5 penalties, putting them in ninth in the ECHL in penalty kill percentage. 

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