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Game Day Capsule: Wichita at Quad City, March 27th

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Game Day Capsule: Wichita at Quad City, March 27th

Moline, IL (March 27th) - Wichita plays its final two games away from home starting tonight against the Quad City Mallards. Get ready for the game with our Game Day Capsule:

TONIGHT'S MATCH-UPWichita at Quad City - 7:05 p.m., i-Wireless Center, Moline, IL

WICHITAHOME: 14-13-0-3AWAY: 16-13-2-3OVERALL: 30-26-2-6

LEADING SCORERSGauthier, 63 pts (28g, 35a)Lowe, 54 pts (17g, 37a)Wilson, 45 pts (12g, 33a)

QUAD CITYHOME: 15-15-2-1AWAY: 17-12-2-2OVERALL: 32-27-4-3

LEADING SCORERSLamoureux, 62 pts (18g, 44a)Fox, 53 pts (22g, 31a)Baker, 42 pts (17g, 25a)

SEASON-SERIESNov. 26 INTRUST 2-0, WDec. 12 INTRUST 3-1, LJan. 3 INTRUST 3-2, WJan. 7 i-Wireless 4-3, L (OT)Jan. 9 i-Wireless 4-1, WJan. 28 i-Wireless 4-2, WJan. 30 INTRUST 3-1, LFeb. 6 i-Wireless 2-1, WFeb. 7 i-Wireless 6-2, LMar. 14 i-Wireless 3-1, LMar. 25 INTRUST 5-3, LMar. 27 i-Wirless 7:05 p.m.

**Wichita is 5-5-1-0 vs. Quad City

HEAD-TO-HEAD - This is the 12th and final meeting of the season between the Thunder and the Mallards. All-time, Wichita is 18-8-4 and 9-2-4 at i-Wireless Center.

TODAY - Wichita plays its final two games on the road starting tonight in Moline, IL against Quad City. The two teams played this past Wednesday night with the Mallards taking a 5-3 decision. Tonight is the final regular season meeting that pits Wichita against Quad City. The Mallards have won the last three contests in the season-series. The Thunder are two points behind Tulsa and three back of Quad City for third place. Wichita and Tulsa both have two games in hand on the Mallards and one in hand on Rapid City. Justin Fox led the way on Wednesday night with two goals and an assist for the Mallards. Justin Bernhardt recorded his 12th goal of the season and had one assist for the Thunder in the loss.

UP THE CHARTS - RG Flath found the net for the second game in a row on Wednesday night. He moved into a seventh place tie with Brent Sapergia with 87 goals all-time in a Thunder uniform. The Park City, UT native also moved into a ninth place tie with Daniel Tetrault with 176 points all-time and alone in seventh place in all-time games played in Thunder blue (228). Mike Wilson had two assists on Wednesday and is alone in seventh place in assists for a defenseman all-time (67).

RUNNER-UP - Danick Gauthier finished as a runner-up for Player of the Week after his outstanding play in four games. The Tampa Bay Lightning product had three points in back-to-back games and finished with two more on Friday night against the Americans at home. Overall, he had nine points (4g, 5a) last week. He is third in the league with 24 points on the power play.

NET FRONT - One major key tonight for the Thunder will be finding a way to get traffic in front of the Quad City net. Parker Milner has been perfect against Wichita, going 6-0-0-0 with a GAA of 1.74 and SV% of .940. Evan Mosher is winless vs. the Thunder with a GAA of 2.82 and a SV% of .907.

THUNDERBOLTS… Danick Gauthier is in 12th place in goals (28)...Danick Gauthier is tied for third in power play goals (10) while Ian Lowe is tied for sixth (9)...Lowe is in 12th place for shots on goal (206) while Gauthier is in seventh (215)…Mike Wilson is third in scoring by a d-man (45) and tied for sixth in power play assists (16) while Gauthier is tied for 13th (14) …Tim Boron is fifth in the league in minutes played (2,386), 15th in saves (948), tied for 11th in wins (20)…Grant Rollheiser is tied for eighth in shutouts (3) and ninth in saves (981)…Wichita is 11-2-0-1 when leading after one...Wichita is 18-2-0-2 when leading after two…Wichita is 16-6-2-6 in one-goal games…

QUAD CITY NOTES - Mario Lamoureux has 12 points (3g, 9a) in 11 games against the Thunder while Joe Perry leads the way with five goals in the season-series…Kevin Baker has 12 points (7g, 5a) in his last nine games…The Mallards broke a four-game losing skid and scored five goals for the first time since late February...The Mallards have allowed three goals or fewer in each of their last 13 games and rank fifth in the ECHL in goals against (2.62)…Quad City is 18-4-3-2 when leading after one…Quad City is 9-9-1-1 when tied after one…Quad City is 9-3-3-2 when tied after two…Quad City

AROUND THE ECHL - There are 12 other games tonight in the ECHL. Florida heads to Elmira. South Carolina goes to Toledo. Rapid City is in Brampton. Evansville heads to Cincinnati. Orlando travels to Gwinnett. Reading plays at Indy. Fort Wayne plays in Wheeling. Missouri goes to Allen. Idaho plays at Utah. Kalamazoo goes to Colorado. Ontario plays Bakersfield. Alaska heads to Stockton.

UP NEXT - Wichita plays its final road game of the season against Missouri at 7:05 p.m.

Individual tickets are on sale now. Don't delay! Tickets can be purchased at the INTRUST Arena Box office, by calling 755-SEAT or go online at www.selectaseat.com. Stay up-to-date on all the news during the season by visiting www.wichitathunder.com.

About the ECHL

The ECHL began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states and has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 28 teams in 20 states and one Canadian province for its 27th season in 2014-15. There have been 541 players who have started their career in the ECHL have gone on to play in the National Hockey League, including 29 who made their NHL debuts in the 2013-14 season. The ECHL had affiliations with 26 of the 30 NHL teams in 2013-14, marking the 17th consecutive season that the league had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at ECHL.com, as well as on Twitter and Facebook.