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Indy Fuel Pit Stop: Week 20

Monday, March 7th
Indy Fuel Pit Stop: Week 20

INDY FUEL WEEK 20 RESULTS: 2-0-0-0, 23-25-2-3 Overall (7th Central)

Friday, March 4 - Fuel 5 at Trois-Rivières 0:

Looking for their first win ever against a Canadian franchise, the Fuel traveled to Trois-Rivières for the first of a two-game series on Friday night. After a two-goal second period, the Fuel went on to defeat the Lions 5-0 on Friday.  

Saturday, March 5 - Fuel 4 at Trois-Rivières 3:

Coming off a shutout win the night before, the Indy Fuel won their second game in a row against the Trois-Rivières Lions 4-3 on Sunday. Fuel goaltender Cale Morris continued his strong performance from the previous night, stopping 32 of the 35 shots that came his way.

INDY FUEL WEEK 21 SCHEDULE: 

Friday, March 11 - Fuel at Kalamazoo (7:00 p.m. ET, Wings Event Center)

Saturday, March 12 - Fuel vs Cincinnati (7:00 p.m. ET, Indiana Farmers Coliseum)

SCORING FIRST

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. 

CRAZY CALE

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. 

OIL DROPS:

  • Bryan Lemos enters Week 21 on a five-game point streak (3g, 5a)
  • Ryan Valentini tallied his first two points in a Fuel uniform over the weekend (1g,1a)
  • Spencer Watson has goals in each of his last four games 
    • Watson is on pace to break the franchise record for goals in a season (31)
    • Watson is 2nd in the ECHL in shots (201)
  • CJ Eick scored his first goal since January 16
  • Jared Thomas has goals in back to back games heading into Week 21
  • Cale Morris earned his second ECHL shutout on Friday

TEAM NOTES

  • With two wins over the weekend, the Fuel earned their first wins ever against a Canadian franchise
  • Morris’ shutout on Friday was the franchise-record 7th of the season
  • Indy is 9th in the ECHL in average penalty minutes (15.06)
  • Indy went 0/8 on the power play this weekend but killed off 13/15 penalties
  • The Fuel are 19th in the ECHL in power-play percentage (17.9%)
    • The Fuel are 22nd in the league in penalty kills (77.5%)
  • Indy has outscored their opponents 128-126 in the 1st and 2nd periods
  • The Fuel are 19-7-2-1 when scoring the first goal of the game
  • Indy is 16th in the ECHL in goals per game (3.11)
    • They are 17th in the league in goals-against (3.28)

 TICKET INFORMATION:

Various ticket options are now on sale for the Fuel’s 8th season at Indiana Farmers Coliseum! Lock up your seat for every second of the action at Indiana Farmers Coliseum with a Fuel Ticket Plan – grab yours by heading to IndyFuelHockey.com or by calling the Fuel front office at 317-925-FUEL.

BROADCAST: 

Catch every home game this season with a free online radio stream at IndyFuelHockey.com! Click the “Watch/Listen Live” button to hear Andrew Smith and Nick Olczyk bring you all of the action from Indiana Farmers Coliseum. Fans can also watch all 72 games at home and on the road live through FloSports! 

FOLLOW THE FUEL: 

Don’t forget to follow the Fuel on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok (IndyFuel) for news, updates, contests and much more throughout the 2021-22 season! Join the Fuel by using the hashtag #FuelTheFire on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. 

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