TONIGHT: The Orlando Solar Bears (11-12-4-1) face the Atlanta Gladiators (11-14-0-0) for the third meeting in the 11-game regular season series. The Solar Bears own a 1-0-1-0 record against the Gladiators after two previous matches in Orlando earlier this month. The Solar Bears have a 9-6-1-1 record at Infinite Energy Arena over the previous four seasons.
WINDSOR STARTS: Clint Windsor is the projected starter for tonight’s game. The goaltender is 1-0-0 against Atlanta this season, after making a career-high 43 saves against the Gladiators in Orlando’s 3-1 win on Dec. 6. He is 3-0-0 in the month of December with a 2.03 goals-against average and a save percentage of .943.
LANGAN ROUNDING INTO FORM: Forward Tristin Langan is enjoying his best month of the season, producing at a point-per-game pace (4g-5a in nine games) for the Solar Bears. The rookie also leads Orlando with a +5 for the month.
PENALTY KILL REMAINS TOP-NOTCH: With a 7-for-7 performance on the penalty kill last night against South Carolina, the Solar Bears’ penalty kill on the road improved to 58-for-64, or a league-leading 90.6%. Orlando faces an Atlanta power-play unit tonight that ranks 10th in the ECHL on home ice, converting on 8-of-42 chances (19.0%).
SCOUTING THE OPPONENT: The Gladiators are in the midst of their worst stretch of play this season, losing four games in a row in regulation, and getting outscored 21-6 over that span.
The Solar Bears return home to face the Jacksonville Icemen on Thursday, Dec. 26 at 7 p.m. for a Thirsty Thursday, presented by Coors Light; fans can take advantage of $5 domestic drafts during the game. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets for this game.
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About the Orlando Solar Bears:
The Orlando Solar Bears are the proud affiliate of the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning and members of the ECHL, the premier “AA” hockey league in North America. In seven seasons of operation, the team has qualified for the Kelly Cup Playoffs five times. The Solar Bears are owned and operated by the Orlando Magic and the DeVos Family, and play at Amway Center, the 2012 Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year.
Officially licensed Orlando Solar Bears replica team jerseys, apparel, and headwear can be purchased at orlandosolarbearshockey.com/shop.