Robert Desimone, Communications Manager
Palmer Hestley, Asst. Communications Manager
April 3, 2010
TONIGHT'S GAME TO BE TELEVISED ON FS HOUSTON
The Aeros visit the Cedar Park Center for the final time this season as they battle Lone Star rival Texas in a 7:00 p.m. affair. The Aeros are coming off a 4-3 win against the Chicago Wolves last night. Texas and Houston will finish the season series in Houston, April 10 for a 7:35 puck drop from Toyota Center in the Aeros' home finale. The game will be televised live on FS Houston and streamed online at ahllive.com. Listen to Joe O'Donnell's broadcast on 1070 AM-KNTH and follow the interactive in-game blog on aeros.com.
AEROS GAME NOTES
HEAD TO HEAD
Record - Aeros: 31-32-7-5 (13-16-3-5, Road),
Stars: 45-24-3-4 (23-11-1-2, Home)
Power Play - Aeros: 49 - 324, 15.1% (25th),
Stars: 62 - 328, 18.9% (10th)
Penalty Kill - Aeros: 261 - 302, 86.4% (3rd),
Stars: 252 - 291, 86.6% (2nd)
Goals Scored - Aeros: 2.55 (25th), Stars: 3.03 (10th)
Goals Allowed - Aeros: 2.81 (10th), Stars: 2.43 (2nd)
Penalty Minutes - Aeros: 16.31 (12th),
Stars: 13.71 (3rd)
Scoring First - Aeros: 23-4-3-5, Stars: 34-5-1-1
Final Countdown - The Aeros enter tonight's game with just five games left on the 2009-10 season. The club will host Rockford Tuesday Apr. 6 and Texas Saturday Apr. 10 for their remaining home games. The Aeros will not travel outside the state of Texas for the remainder of the season with two trips to San Antonio as the team's only remaining road contests.
Kuemperture's Rising - G Darcy Kuemper stopped 23 shots last night to earn his first AHL win in his first career AHL start. He stopped all four shots faced during the 3rd period of the Aeros 4-0 loss to the Wolves Wednesday in his first AHL appearance. Kuemper went 28-23-4 with a 2.73 GAA and .908 SV% in 61 games with the Red Deer Rebels (WHL) this season. He signed an Amateur Tryout (ATO) with Houston March 31.
State Farm Lone Star Faceoff - The Texas Stars have wrapped up the inaugural State Farm Lone Star Faceoff. Tonight's game is the fifth of six televised Lone Star match-up televised on FS Houston. The Aeros will travel to San Antonio for a 7:00 p.m. game in the season's final televised game.
Squadron Leaders - RW J-M Daoust (20-30=50) recorded an assist tonight and tied RW Jon DiSalvatore (21-29=50) and D Maxim Noreau (18-32=50) for the team lead in points with 50. DiSalvatore leads the team with 21 goals. LW Matt Kassian has the team lead in penalty minutes with 144.
Star Power - The Aeros enter tonight's game with a 2-7-1-0 record against the Stars this season. Texas has outscored Houston 34-22 in those 10 games.
Maximum Effort - Noreau was selected a Second Team AHL All-Star as voted by AHL coaches, players and media in each of the league’s 29 member cities yesterday. The Montreal native has set career highs this season in goals (18), assists and points. His 18 goals ranks first among AHL defensemen and his 50 points ranks fifth.
Milestones - RW J-M Daoust scored his 150th pro assist last night. C Nathan Smith is six games away from his 500th pro game. Noreau played in his 200th pro game Wednesday night.
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