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Game #13 Preview: Tucson at San Diego

By: Alex Kinkopf
 
 
Game #13 – Tucson (8-2-2-0) at San Diego (6-7-1-0)
8:00 PM MST, Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, California
Referees: #19 Tim Mayer, #88 Chris Waterstradt
Linesmen: #43 Steven Berry, #24 J.M. McNulty
 
HOW ABOUT ANOTHER: Tonight marks the third of 12 meetings with the Gulls this season, and the second of six scheduled visits to San Diego’s Valley View Casino Center. The Roadrunners are playing the final of a two-game road trip; the Gulls are playing the final of a five-game home stand. The teams are coming off of a meeting Friday night in which the Roadrunners lost 8-3.
 
 
GULLS GOALS: 44% of the Roadrunners goals surrendered this season have come in their two games played against the Gulls. They’ve allowed a total of 34 goals; 15 of those are to San Diego. Can the Roadrunners put a clamp on the Gulls’ offense tonight?
 
DANGEROUS DYLAN: With two more points (1G, 1A) Friday night, Dylan Strome now has seven points (3G, 4A) in his last three games and 17 (4G, 13A) on the season. Can the 20-year-old hit the score sheet again tonight?
 
 
PROJECTED LINEUP: The team held an optional pregame morning skate ahead of tonight’s game at the Valley View Casino Center. Per club policy, specifics regarding the team’s lineup will not be published until 6:00 PM this evening.
 
FORWARDS
LAWSON CROUSE (67) - DYLAN STROME (91) - NICK MERKLEY (38)
MIKE SISLO (9) - RYAN MACINNIS (72) - LANE PEDERSON (18)
MICHAEL BUNTING (27) - TYLER GAUDET (10) - JENS LOOKE (24)
TYE MCGINN (16) - TREVOR CHEEK (39) - MICHAEL LATTA (46)
 
DEFENSEMEN
ANDREW CAMPBELL (2) - DYSIN MAYO (37)
KYLE CAPOBIANCO (23) - KYLE WOOD (3)
KEVIN EKMAN-LARSSON (7) - ADAM CLENDENING (4)
 
GOALTENDERS
MAREK LANGHAMER (30)
ADIN HILL (33)
 
OPEN LANE: Forward Lane Pederson extended his point streak to four games Friday night with his first period goal. Pederson is now tied with Dylan Strome and Mike Sislo for second on the team in goals scored this season with four.
 
 
POWERFUL PRESENCE: The Gulls’ power play, which scored on four occasions Friday night, continues to be the American Hockey League’s top man advantage unit with a 26.8% success-rate (22-for-82). San Diego’s power play has struck a combined seven times against the Roadrunners this season.
 
THE LAST TIME AROUND: In the team’s previous meeting on Friday night, the Roadrunners fell to the Gulls by a 8-3 score. Lane Pederson, Conor Garland, and Dylan Strome scored for the Roadrunners; Strome led the team in points with two (1G, 1A). Adin Hill and Hunter Miska combined to make 28 saves in the loss.
 
 
WE’RE DOING IT LIVE: You can catch tonight’s action on AHL Live. Roadrunners play-by-play broadcaster Tom Callahan will have the radio call on AM 1450 Fox Sports Tucson. Radio coverage begins at 7:45 PM.