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Indy Hosts Orlando in Sunday Afternoon Match

Sunday, April 25th
Indy Hosts Orlando in Sunday Afternoon Match

With Saturday night’s game being postponed due to unsafe conditions, the Indy Fuel host the Orlando Solar Bears for what will be their second matchup this weekend. Taking a win on Friday thanks to a late power play goal, Orlando is looking to continue their winning ways while Indy is trying to get back on track after losing their last four games. 

TIME: 7:00 p.m. ET

TV/Stream: FloSports, mixlr.com/IndyFuel

TEAM RECORDS

IND: 27-18-4-0, 58 PTS 

ORL: 27-18-4-1, 59 PTS

TEAM LEADERS

IND

Matt Marcinew - 37 points (18G, 19A)

Nic Pierog - 30 points (19G, 11A)

Willie Raskob - 28 points (11G, 17A)

ORL

Aaron Luchuk - 54 points (20G, 34A)

Tristin Langan - 41 points (18G, 23A)

Joseph Garreffa - 34 points (10G, 24A)

LAST TIME OUT

Indy and Orlando started Saturday night’s game and Orlando got out to a 2-0 lead before the game was postponed due to unsafe ice conditions. During Friday night’s contest, both teams would trade goals before a deflected shot by Orlando’s JJ Piccinich in the third period handed the Solar Bears the eventual game-winning goal. Orlando would net an empty netter with a second remaining to take the 5-3 win on Friday night. 

SPECIAL TEAMS FIRING

Scoring on two out of four chances on Friday night, Indy’s power play was firing on all cylinders. Having a night of their own, the Fuel penalty kill was able to eliminate four out of five penalties taken throughout Friday’s game. Orlando would eventually break through scoring a deflection goal in the final minutes of the game. “We can’t take three bad penalties in the third period,” said Doug Christiansen after Friday’s game. “I thought our kill actually did a great job. But you get tired. You go six minutes, every other shift with the same guys, that gets hard. They wind up making a play, and a redirection goes in. But I can’t fault the penalty kill at all and obviously, the power did a great job.”

3RD ALL-TIME

Earning an assist on Indy’s second goal of the game on Friday night, Michael Pelech is now tied for third place on the ECHL’s all-time assists list. The veteran center has played in 24 games since joining the Fuel in late February, picking up eight goals and eight assists. 

CRITICAL POINTS

Defeating the Fuel on Friday night, Orlando is one win away from putting Indy in 4th place in the East Division. Indy currently sits in third in the East with a .592 win percentage while Orlando is behind them with a .590 win percentage. Winning their game against the South Carolina Stingrays on Saturday night, the Greenville Swamp Rabbits jumped the Fuel and Solar Bears to take second place in the division. 

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