After dropping their second straight game against the Rapid City Rush, the Indy Fuel come into to the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center looking to get back on the winning track. Rapid City enters Saturday night looking to keep their playoff chances alive by defeating the Fuel for the third straight time.
TIME: 9:05 p.m. ET
IND: 31-22-7-0, .575 PCT
RC: 32-28-3-1, .531 PCT
Nic Pierog - 42 points (22G, 20A)
Matt Marcinew - 42 points (21G, 21A)
Willie Raskob - 33 points (13G, 20A)
Peter Quenneville - 63 points (25G, 38A)
Tyler Coulter - 58 points (22G, 36A)
Avery Peterson - 46 points (27G, 19A)
LAST TIME OUT
After exchanging goals throughout the night Tyson Empey would deliver the game winning goal with less than three minutes remaining in the third period to propel the Rapid City Rush to a 3-2 victory over the Fuel at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Friday night.
Through the past two games, the Indy Fuel have seen multiple goals from defensemen. With Willie Raskob scoring on Wednesday night and Dmitri Osipov scoring in Saturday’s contest, the Indy Fuel will be expecting for their defense to continue to jump into the play and help out the offensive production.
Entering Saturday night’s game, Nick Hutchison has points in three straight games. The rookie forward has registered five goals and 14 assists through 44 games in a Fuel uniform this season.
Falling to the rush on Saturday night, the Fuel dropped to .575 win percentage, two games ahead of the Orlando Solar Bears. Orlando takes on South Carolina on Saturday night so Indy will be hoping for a Solar Bears loss and a win of their own to keep them in the second spot in the East. With a win over the Jacksonville Icemen on Saturday night, the Florida Everblades can be the first team in the East to clinch a playoff spot.
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