PRE-GAME WARM-UP: Petes vs. Frontenacs – Feb. 16 @ 7:00pm
The maroon and white are on their way to the Limestone City for a Friday night faceoff with the Frontenacs. The 7:00pm game will be the seventh of eight match ups between the division rival squads; the final game comes on February 22 at the PMC. The Petes will be looking to take a season series lead, as they’re 3-3-0-0 against the Fronts this season.
Fresh off a 6-1 win over the Mississauga Steelheads on Thursday night, the Petes will try to carry some momentum into Kingston as they continue to push for a playoff spot. After last night’s explosive victory, the Petes are four points back of Mississauga for the eighth and final postseason position.
The Frontenacs were off Thursday night, but are in the midst of four games in six days. The first was a Wednesday showdown with the 67’s in Ottawa in which the Fronts gave up a 3-0 lead before Tye Felhaber sealed a 4-3 victory with a natural hat trick.
Kingston has compiled a 9-4-2-0 record since the January 10 trade deadline, including 5-1 and 2-0 victories over the Petes in Peterborough on January 18 and at the K-Rock Centre on January 28, respectively.
Linus Nyman has been the most productive Frontenac against the Petes this season with 3 goals, 6 assists, and 9 points in 6 games, including a 3 point performance (1 goal, 2 assists) in Kingston’s 7-1 win on November 10.
Brett Neumann and Jason Robertson aren’t far behind Nyman with 4 goals, 3 assists, and 7 points each in those same 6 games.
Speaking of Robertson, Peterborough’s Nick leads the charge offensively for the Petes versus Kingston. He’s collected 2 goals, 1 assist, and 3 points in 6 games. Robertson scored in last night’s win against Mississauga, and has been a scoring machine of late, with 7 goals and 1 assist in his last 6 games, including two multi-goal games.
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Nikita Korostelev (1 goal, 2 assists) and Semyon Der-Arguchintsev (3 assists) have three points each against the Fronts in 6 games, while Matt Timms has 3 assists in 4 games against the black and gold.
The Petes will be facing the league’s second best power play and third ranked penalty kill.
Fans can catch the action beginning at 7:00pm on YourTv Peterborough, over the airwaves on Extra 90.5FM, follow along on the Petes App, or stream the game live at ohllive.com.