From: Patrick Armstrong
, Director of Communications
713.361.7920 (Direct Line) Scott Henninger
, Communications Manager
713.361.7930 (Direct Line)
Friday, February 1, 2008
AEROS LOSE SHOOTOUT 4-3 TO QUAD CITY FRIDAY NIGHT
HOUSTON, Texas –
The Houston Aeros
and Quad City Flames battled through regulation and overtime but the Flames prevail in a 4-3 shootout Friday night in front of 8,221 fans at Toyota Center. Quad City (22-19-2-5) recorded two goals in the shootout while the Aeros (22-18-2-3) scored on only one of five shots dropping the club to 4-3 when the game goes to a shootout. BOX SCORE
The Aeros were led by center Adrian Foster
with two points (one goal, one assist) as Quad City’s Krys Kolanos
marked three points (two goals, one assist). Aeros’ goaltender Barry Brust
stopped 29 of 32 shots during 65 minutes of play and blocked three of five in the shootout. Quad City used two net-minders as Curtis McElhinney
stopped 13 of 16 shots in 31:54 of playing time in the first half of the game. Matt Keetley
took over after the third goal and blocked all 13 shots in 33:06 minutes of play and stopped four of five shots in the shootout.
The Flames got on the board first as Kolanos netted his first goal of the evening at 7:24 in the first period. Defense Brett Palin
and right wing Carsen Germyn
recorded the assists on the early marker. Quad City also recorded the only penalty in the period as the Aeros failed to convert on the power-play opportunity.
Houston’s C Marco Rosa
tied the game up only 1:56 in the second period, his first goal in seventeen games played. Foster and RW Joel Ward
earned the assists. Quad City’s Kolanos and RW Grant Stevenson
netted back-to-back goals at 7:01 and 9:55 in the period for a 3-1 lead. Stevenson and D Adam Pardy
earned the assists on the Kolanos goal as Pardy and Kolanos earned the assists on the Stevenson power-play marker. Houston followed suite with back-to-back goals from RW Petr Kalus
and Foster tying the game at 3 each. LW Ryan Hamilton
marked the lone assists for Kalus with D Paul Albers
and C Serge Payer
recorded the assists for Foster’s game-tying goal at 11:54 in the second period.
Quad City out-shot the Aeros 9-5 in the final period which was held scoreless. Through regulation the Aeros went 0-for-3 on the man-advantage and the Flames converted on 1 of 3 chances.
Quad City netted two goals in the shootout, Kolanos recorded the shootout-winning goal on the third of five shooters. Rosa recorded the only Aeros’ shootout goal in the fourth slot.
The Aeros will face off against the Flames again tomorrow night at 7:35 p.m. and tickets are still available by calling the Aeros’ front office at 713.974.PUCK or online at Aeros.com
. "Crazy Jim" is also having an online jersey auction starting Monday at 11 a.m. The old-style white jerseys worn the last weekend of January will be up for auction for a limited time, so don’t miss out on this opportunity. Notes:
- Tonight marked the first of three games in six days between the Aeros and Flames. The teams will play again tomorrow night in Houston and on Wednesday, February 6 in Moline, Il.
- The first period goal against the Aeros marked just the fourth first period goal they have given up in the last 11 games. Houston only allowed three first period goals in the month of January.
- The Aeros scored three goals in the second period they are now 4-1 when scoring three or more goals in a period.
- Marco Rosa scored the Aeros first goal of the game, it was his first goal in 17 games and fourth on the season. -- HOUSTON AEROS --