FAST FACTS: Petes vs Spirit – Jan 24
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PBO: 23-19-1-1 / 3rd East Division / 5th Eastern Conference
SAG: 28-12-2-2 / 2nd West Division / 3rd Western Conference
Last Game (October 26/17): Spirit 3 @ Petes 5
This Season vs SAG: 0-0-0-0
2017-18 Regular Season vs SAG: 1-1-0-0
Last Five Years vs SAG: 4-4-0-0
Last Five Years vs SAG on home ice: 3-1-0-0
PBO: 6-3 W vs SAR
SAG: 4-1 W vs WSR
PBO: Merkley – 40GP – 7G – 41A – 48P
SAG: Coskey – 40GP – 24G – 29A – 53P
PBO: PP 16.6% (18th), PK 79.9% (8th)
SAG: PP 24.5% (6th), PK 81.6% (3rd)
Max Grondin faces his former club for the first time since being acquired by the Petes on October 31 in exchange for a pair of picks. He has registered 7 goals, 3 assists, 10 points, and 24 penalty minutes, and has won 53% of his face off attempts. Grondin had 1 assist against the Petes last season.
Among active players, Semyon Der-Arguchintsev (1G, 2A) and Cole Coskey (2G) led their respective clubs against tonight’s opponent in two games last season.
The Spirit have won 9 of their last 10 games, and are on a 3 game winning streak.
Saginaw forward Cole Perfetti is in the top 5 in many rookie categories, including points (3rd; 38), goals (4th; 18), power play goals (2nd; 4), shots (4th; 104), shooting percentage (4th; 17.3%), and game winning goals (4th; 3), plus/minus (3rd; +15).