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INDY FUEL PIT STOP: PLAYOFFS WEEK 2

Wednesday, April 24th
INDY FUEL PIT STOP: PLAYOFFS WEEK 2

INDY FUEL TRAIL WHEELING 3-1 IN ROUND 1 CENTRAL DIVISION SEMIFINALS

INDY FUEL OVERALL REGULAR SEASON RECORD 39-25-6-2 

ROUND 1, GAME 1 - FRIDAY, APRIL 19 VS. WHEELING - 5-2 W

The Fuel hosted the Wheeling Nailers for the first game of the playoffs on Friday night and after a breakout second period, the Fuel defeated the Nailers 5-2 in their first home playoff win in franchise history. 

ROUND 1, GAME 2 - SATURDAY, APRIL 20 VS. WHEELING - 7-1 L

The Fuel fell 7-1 to the Nailers in the second game of the first round of the playoffs. They head to Wheeling now for three games, as the series is tied 1-1 after a Fuel win on Friday. 

ROUND 1, GAME 3 - MONDAY, APRIL 22 VS. WHEELING - 3-2 OTL

The Fuel headed to Wheeling for games three through five of the first round of the playoffs against the Nailers. Starting Monday night, they hoped to take a 2-1 series lead. Despite a late goal by Andrew Perrott and forcing overtime, the Fuel fell 3-2 to the Nailers.

ROUND 1, GAME 4 - TUESDAY, APRIL 23 VS. WHEELING - 3-0 L

The Fuel continued the middle stretch of round 1 on the road in Wheeling for game 4. This game was all Wheeling as they shut out the Fuel 3-0.

ROSTER MOVES

  • Check out the Fuel’s 2024 Playoff Roster, click here.

OIL DROPS

  • Kyle Maksimovich is the only rookie in the playoffs with three goals. He leads the league in rookie scoring in the playoffs.
  • He is also tied for third overall among ECHL players in the playoffs with three goals and two assists.
  • Goaltender Mitchell Weeks is ranked 13th among goalies in the playoffs, with a save percentage of .892 and 2.41 goals against average.
  • Santino Centorame and Ross MacDougall are on the defenseman playoff leaderboard. Both players have two assists in four games.

TEAM NOTES

  • The Fuel have the most penalty minutes in the playoffs so far with 98 minutes, Chris Cameron (14 PIM) and Matt Cairns (17 PIM) are a part of the top five most PIM in the playoffs for an individual player.
  • Special teams have presented some difficulty for the Fuel in the playoffs. Their penalty kill percentage is 73.7%. They score on the power play just 14.3% of the time during the playoffs.
  • Much like the regular season, the second period is the most effective for the Fuel. They have 44 shots on goal during the second period and four goals as well.

INDY FUEL ROUND 1 PLAYOFF SCHEDULE

  • GAME 5 - SATURDAY, APRIL 27 VS. WHEELING (IN CRANBERRY, PA) *if necessary.

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UPCOMING FAN EXPERIENCES AND EVENTS

Get ready for lots of fun at Indiana Farmers Coliseum in 2024! Check out some of our upcoming promotions and special fan experiences!

  • April 29: If the Fuel wins Saturday’s game, we will need ALL Fuel fans to show out for game 6 of the Kelly Cup Playoffs, as it comes back to the Indiana Farmers Coliseum! Enjoy $2 popcorn, $2 beverages, and $3 domestic beer at the game!

ABOUT THE INDY FUEL

The Indy Fuel, proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Chicago Blackhawks and the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs, have returned to Indiana Farmers Coliseum for their tenth season. Check out all the Fuel’s promotions, theme nights and get your tickets now HERE.

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