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Game Preview: Solar Bears at Maine Mariners | Jan. 21, 2022

Friday, January 21st
Game Preview: Solar Bears at Maine Mariners | Jan. 21, 2022

PORTLAND, Maine – The Orlando Solar Bears (18-13-2-0) open a three-game road set with the Maine Mariners (13-13-3-1) tonight at 7:15 p.m. at Cross Insurance Arena. The Solar Bears took the lone meeting of the season in Orlando with a 5-4 victory over Maine on Nov. 20.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • Orlando enters tonight’s match with a four-game road win streak dating back to Dec. 17 at Allen; the Solar Bears have outscored their opponents 18-9 in those four road games.
  • Tyler Bird and Michael Brodzinski recorded a goal and an assist against Maine in November to lead the Solar Bears in scoring against the Mariners through the first game of the regular season series.
  • The Solar Bears went 4-for-18 (22.2%) with the power play over their last three games.
  • Tristin Langan has a three-game point streak (2g-4a); Orlando is 6-0-1-0 when he records a multi-point game.
  • Orlando has gone 16-for-18 (88.9%) on the penalty kill in its last three games.
  • Brad Barone is expected to start tonight for the Solar Bears. Since Nov. 23, he has gone 8-2-1 with a 2.52 goals-against average and a .928 save percentage. This will be his first start of the season against Maine after Zach Émond earned the win against the Mariners on Nov. 20.
  • Orlando is 16-2-2-0 when scoring three or more goals.
  • The Mariners have been idle the last eight days after losing 4-2 at Worcester on Jan. 12. Jeremy Brodeur and Callum Booth have alternated starts since Jan. 7, while Pascal Laberge leads Maine with 29 points.

NEXT GAMES: The Solar Bears resume their three-game set with the Maine Mariners on Saturday, Jan. 22 at 6 p.m. at Cross Insurance Arena. The Solar Bears return home to host the Utah Grizzlies on Thursday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. at the AdventHealth Rink at Amway Center, for Pink Whitney Night, featuring Spittin’ Chiclets host Paul Bissonnette – secure your seats in the Pink Whitney Party Section for only $20 – visit CLICK HERE to purchase this special ticket package.

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