Game Day vs. Heat
Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011
The Aeros host the Abbotsford Heat on Sunday at Toyota Center. Face off is set for 5:05 p.m.
: 1070 KNTH-AM
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The Houston Aeros (10-3-1-3, 24 pts.) host the Abbotsford Heat (12-5-1-0, 25pts.) in the third game of a three-in-three weekend. Houston sits one point out of first place in the AHL’s West Division. Abbotsford and OKC are tied for the top spot in the West. The Aeros, who beat Texas 5-1 last night in Cedar Park, have earned at least a point in 11 of the last 13 games and are 2-0-1-0 in their last three outings. Abbotsford has seven wins in its last 10 games and doubled up OKC 4-2 on the road last night. They are 5-1-0-0 on their current seven-game road trip, which began on Nov. 10 in Houston and concludes tonight.
THIS WEEK’S GAMES
Friday --- vs. Texas (3-2 OTL)
Saturday --- at Texas (5-1 W)
Sunday --- vs. Abbotsford Heat (5:05 p.m.)
BRING YOUR DOG THIS SUNDAY
Bring your dog to the game on Sunday, Nov. 20, and help support the Houston Humane Society in the process! Visit Aeros.com/PetPals to find out more.
Radio: 1070 KNTH-AM
Listen online: www.aeros.com
Watch online: www.ahllive.com
Listen on Smartphone including BlackBerry: Download the TuneIn Radio App; search Houston, then KNTH.
LIVE SCORING AND STATS
The AHL provides live scoring and stats via the GameCenter tab at www.theahl.com.
GOING TO AEROS HOME GAMES
On-street, garage and surface parking surround Toyota Center… The Box Office and Will Call windows are located on La Branch Street.
TOYOTA CENTER ROAD CONSTRUCTION ADVISORY
Due to recent road construction surrounding Toyota Center, we encourage all guests to allow extra time for parking or visiting the box office.
Aeros fans can get four tickets, four Aeros gifts and parking for any Sunday game with prices starting as low as $52.
RECENT AEROS TRANSACTIONS
---Nov. 19: D Kris Fredheim reassigned by MIN
---Nov. 18: D Mike Lundin reassigned by MIN
---Nov. 18: F Casey Wellman reassigned by MIN
---Nov. 17: F Casey Wellman recalled by MIN
---Nov. 16: D Kris Fredheim recalled by MIN
---Jon DiSalvatore needs 16 goals to reach 200 in his career.
---DiSalvatore ranks sixth overall in Aeros AHL franchise goal scoring with 56. Kirby Law is the franchise leader with 68. His next goal will tie him with Kyle Wanvig for fifth all-time.
---Jeff Taffe needs 21 games to reach 500 played in the AHL and 28 goals to reach 200 in the AHL.
AEROS/HEAT SEASON SERIES
This is the second of eight meetings this season… The Heat edged Houston 5-3 on Nov. 10 at HOU… The Aeros visit Abbotsford for back-to-back games on Feb. 17-18 and March 6-7… The Heat comes back to Houston for games on March 13 and 17.
AEROS PLAYER NOTES
---Casey Wellman has points (3-4=7) in five of the last six games and in all but three games this season.
---Kris Fredheim signed an entry-level deal with the Wild on Wednesday and was recalled to MIN. He made his NHL debut on Thursday vs. COL. Fredheim was on an AHL deal with the Aeros.
---Drew Bagnall’s goal and assist on Nov. 13 equaled his point total from last season. It also marked his first AHL goal since Nov. 27, 2009.
---Jon DiSalvatore has at least a point (5-11=16) in 12 of the last 13 games.
---Chay Genoway has points in eight of his last 10 games (1-10=11) and assists in five of the last six games.
---Jeff Taffe had a six-game scoring streak (3-6=9) snapped on Nov. 19 at TEX.
---Jed Ortmeyer has a three-game scoring streak (1-2=3)… Chad Rau has goals in two straight (2-1=3)
HACKETT – Is 2-1-2 at home this season… Is 5-1-2 in his last eight decisions… Last Game: Stopped 32/35 in 3-2 win OTL vs. TEX on Nov. 18.
ENDRAS --- Last Game: Stopped 24/25 in 5-1 win at TEX on Nov. 19.
Has at least a goal in nine of the last 10 games… Is 14/558 in the last 10 games… Set a season-high going 3/5 in a 4-2 win at SAN on Oct. 28… 17/81 overall.
Opponents are 1/9 on the PP this weekend… Stopped 38/49 in the last 10 games… Had allowed a goal in five straight before holding TOR 0/6 on Nov. 6… Opponents are 15/75 on the power play this season.
---The Aeros held Texas to a season-low one shot in the second period on Nov. 19 at Cedar Park.
---Houston has outscored opponents 11-4 in 5-on-5 play in the last four games.
AEROS PRONUNCIATION GUIDE
2 – LUHN-dinh
4 – BAGH-nawl
7 – FRED-haym
8 – MED-vekh
14 – deh-SAL-vuh-tohr
20 – ROWH (like now)
22 – TAYF
23 – el-GIN (not el-JIN)
26 – MACK-in-tyre
27 – mick-MILL-uhn
34 – EN-drahs
39 – GEHN-oh-way
41 - ORT-migh-er
42 – KASS-ee-uhn
61 – KOOH-muh