In the first of two games on the weekend, the Indy Fuel face the Kalamazoo Wings at Wings Event Center on Friday. Indy is coming off of back-to-back wins in Trois-Rivières while the Wings have bounced back with two consecutive wins after losing eight in a row during the month of February.
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LAST TIME OUT
Playing the first of three games on the weekend, the Indy Fuel hosted the Kalamazoo Wings for their annual school day game on Wednesday, February 24. With Joe Widmar and Darien Craighead scoring a goal in each of the first two periods, the Fuel eventually went on to win 2-1 on Wednesday morning.
Tallying the first goal in each game this weekend, the Fuel earned back-to-back wins for the first time since February 9. The Fuel have scored the first goal of the game 29 times this season and have earned themselves a 19-7-2-1 record when doing so. Holding on to that lead into the first intermission, the Fuel have earned a 12-3-0-1 record this season.
Friday night was Cale Morris’ first ECHL game since December 18. Stopping all 24 shots faced from Trois-Rivières on Friday, Morris earned his second shutout of the season and a franchise-record seventh of the year for the Fuel. Through two games this weekend, Morris earned a 1.50 goals-against average and a .957 save percentage.
THE END IS NEAR
Playing their 54th game on Friday, the Fuel are eight points out of the final playoff spot in the Central Division. With 19 games remaining in the season, Indy will only see Central Division opponents for the remainder of the campaign. Having played 45 games within their division, the Fuel have earned a 19-23-2-1 record.
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