GRIFFINS VS. AEROS SERIES PREVIEW
Game 1 - Fri., April 26 - GRIFFINS at Aeros - 8:05 p.m.
Regular Season Series Notes: No player had more than four points during the teams’ six-game season series. Griffins captain Jeff Hoggan had four points (3-1—4) in six games, while Jan Mursakpicked up four points (0-4—4) in just two contests. Justin Fontaine led Houston with four points (1-3—4) in six games against the Griffins…Hoggan shared the team lead with three goals against the Aeros, matching the total of Chad Billins. Charlie Coyle and Chad Rau were the only Aeros to have more than one goal against the Griffins…Goaltending was a major factor in the season series. For the Griffins, Tom McCollum was 3-0 with a 1.00 goals against average and a 0.964 save percentage, while Petr Mrazek was 1-2 with a 1.98 GAA and 0.929 save percentage. For Houston, Matt Hackett had a 0.93 GAA and 0.969 save percentage in his lone appearance, while Darcy Kuemper went 2-2 with a 1.72 GAA and a 0.942 save percentage…Triston Grant had 29 penalty minutes in six contests against Houston, having fought the season-series leader for Houston, Ryley Grantham (27), three times over a two-game period…The road team was victorious in all but one of the six meetings (Grand Rapids won 2-0 at Van Andel Arena on Feb. 6)…The Griffins have won four straight games at the Toyota Center, dating back to March 11, 2012…Grand Rapids scored four goals in the second period of the April 2 contest between the clubs, just one shy of their season high (Jan. 4 vs. OKC, 2nd)…The Griffins were 2-for-22 on the power play against the Aeros (9.09%) but killed off 21-of-23 (91.3%) power play attempts...The 20 shots by Grand Rapids in the third period of the Jan. 26 meeting were the second most it had in a single period (21, Feb. 24 vs. SA, 2nd).
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