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Game Preview: Solar Bears at Thunder - March 28, 2017

Tuesday, March 28th
Game Preview: Solar Bears at Thunder - March 28, 2017

Solar Bears Game 67 • Away Game 33 • ECHL Game 896

WHO: Orlando Solar Bears (34-23-6-3) at Adirondack Thunder (35-20-7-4)VENUE: Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls, N.Y.DATE: Tuesday, March 28, 7 p.m.WATCH: ECHL.TVLISTEN: Listen on Mixlr

South Division Playoff Picture:1st: Florida Everblades – 66 GP, 42-19-2-3 record, 89 points, 40 ROW – CLINCHED2nd: Greenville Swamp Rabbits – 66 GP, 36-25-4-1 record, 77 points, 34 ROW3rd: Orlando Solar Bears – 66 GP, 34-23-6-3 record, 77 points, 31 ROW4th: South Carolina Stingrays – 66 GP, 36-27-2-1 record, 75 points, 35 ROW5th: Cincinnati Cyclones – 66 GP, 35-27-4-0 record, 74 points, 31 ROW6th: Atlanta Gladiators – ELIMINATED7th: Norfolk Admirals – ELIMINATED

TONIGHT:The Orlando Solar wrap up a five-game stretch against the two top teams in the North Division when they face the Adirondack Thunder for the second and final time in the 2016-17 regular season.

PERRY SET TO SMASH SINGLE-SEASON SHOTS RECORD:With 197 shots on goal this season, Joe Perry is just three shots away from setting a new Solar Bears single-season record for shots on goal. The record currently belongs to Ryan Cruthers’ 199-shot effort during the 2012-13 campaign. Perry already boasts the club record for most goals in a single season, racking up his 33rd tally of the season on Sunday at Brampton.

FAILLE APPROACHES 200TH PRO GAME AND POINT:Eric Faille’s next game will be the 200th of the third-year pro’s career; while the forward has enjoyed his finest offensive production with the Solar Bears with 124 points (48g-76a) in 107 games, he has also skated with the ECHL’s Fort Wayne Komets and the AHL’s Texas Stars and Toronto Marlies.

BAIER MATCHES KESSEL’S ASSIST STREAK:Since March 17 at Florida, Eric Baier has earned an assist in his last six consecutive games. The Solar Bears captain has matched a club record for consecutive games with an assist by a defenseman, which he now shares with Blake Kessel, who first performed the feat in January of 2014. Baier is also now only three assists away from 100 in his professional career.

HEAD TO HEADOverall: 0-1-0-0Home: 0-0-0-0Away: 0-1-0-02015-16 Overall: 2-2-0-02015-16 Home: 2-1-0-02015-16 Away: 0-1-0-0Last 5 Years: 2-3-0-0Last 5 Years Home: 2-1-0-0Last 5 Years Away: 0-2-0-0

ACTIVE LEADERSPoints: Faille – 64Goals: Perry – 33Assists: Buzzeo – 43+/-: Danford – +20PIM: Miller – 80SOG: Perry – 197

BEAR TRACKER

  • Baier: Three assists from 100 in pro career
  • Faille: One game from 200 in pro career; Two goals from 50 with Orlando; Three points for 200 in pro career
  • Manderson: Four points from 200 in pro career
  • Perry: Three assists from 50 in pro career

STREAKS

  • Baier: 6-game assist streak (6a)
  • Cameranesi: 2-game point streak (2g-1a)
  • Faille: 3-game point streak (3g-2a)
  • Massa: 3-game win streak (3-0-0)

AFFILIATE NOTES:The Toronto Marlies are idle today after coming away with wins in all three of their weekend games – Orlando’s AHL affiliate is back in action Friday at Syracuse. The Toronto Maple Leafs host the Florida Panthers tonight; former Solar Bears goaltender Garret Sparks was recalled to the Maple Leafs on an emergency basis on Monday.

APP:The Solar Bears mobile app, presented by BB&T, gives Solar Bears fans everything they need right in their pocket. The app is also home to the brand-new Loyalty & Rewards Program, which provides Solar Bears fans with opportunities to accumulate points and redeem them for exclusive prizes. The app is FREE and available for both iOS and Android devices.

NEXT HOME GAMES:

  • Solar Bears vs. Florida Everblades – Wednesday, April 5 – 7 p.m – Wawa Sunshine Cup Series game
  • Solar Bears vs. Florida Everblades – Friday, April 7 – 7 p.m. – Fan Appreciation Night / Team Picture Giveaway Sponsored by Coors Light / Shirts Off Players Back Ceremony / Wawa Sunshine Cup Series game / Shot for $100,000

Single-game tickets are now on sale at the Amway Center box office and ticketmaster.com. Full and half-season ticket plans are now available by visiting OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com.

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