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Indy Meets Fort Wayne for Fifth Time

Thursday, March 11th
Indy Meets Fort Wayne for Fifth Time

In their second of three games this week, the Fuel host the Fort Wayne Komets on Thursday night. Entering Thursday, the Fuel have lost four out of their last five games including back to back games against the Komets on February 27 and 28. Fort Wayne comes into Thursday’s matchup having won four straight games and earned points in their last eight games. 

TIME: 7:00 p.m. ET

TV/Stream: FloSports, Mixlr.com/indyfuel

TEAM RECORDS

IND: 21-7-2-0, 44 PTS 

FW: 7-1-2-1, 17 PTS

TEAM LEADERS

IND

Matt Marcinew - 23 points (10G, 13A)

Nic Pierog - 21 points (16G, 5A)

Jared Thomas - 17 points (3G, 14A)

FW

Anthony Petruzzelli - 13 points (5G, 8A)

Shawn Szydlowski - 11 points (2G, 9A)

Zach Pochiro - 9 points (8G, 1A)

LAST TIME OUT

Playing their eighth game in 12 days and third straight against the Fort Wayne Komets, the Fuel were looking to get back on the winning track after losing 8-1 on Saturday, February 27. Giving up a goal in the first period and two in the second, the Fuel were eventually handed back-to-back losses by Fort Wayne to close out the three-game weekend.

TOUGH SLEDDING 

Coming into Thursday’s game, the Fuel have lost four out of their last five games. Most recently losing 6-0 to the Wheeling Nailers, Indy has been shutout twice in their last five as well as giving up eight goals to the Fort Wayne Komets on Saturday, February 27. “We obviously have to skate well and make plays,” said Doug Christiansen. “We have more than enough offense to generate consistently. We just have to make sure that when we get the puck and the opportunities, that we put the puck in the back of the net.” Entering their fifth game against the Komets on Thursday, the Fuel have put together a 2-2 record, most recently falling 3-0 at Indiana Farmers Coliseum. 

MAKING MOVES

Having lost four out of their last five games, Indy Fuel Head Coach Doug Christiansen traded veteran forward David Broll to the Greenville Swamp Rabbits for defensemen Tim Davison and Ryan Zuhlsdorf. “They skate well,” said Doug Christiansen “They move the puck well. They are going to help us break out of the zone. They’re going to be guys that are going to be good in transition. They’re going to accentuate how we play.” After losing multiple defensemen to AHL call-ups and injuries, the acquisitions of Davison and Zuhlsdorf are much needed reinforcements for the Fuel lineup. 

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