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Round Three Tonight Between Thunder and Mavs

Monday, February 1st
Round Three Tonight Between Thunder and Mavs

Independence, MO (Nov. 11th) - Wichita remains in Kansas City tonight to take on the Mavericks. Get ready for the match-up with this Game Day Capsule:

TODAY'S MATCH-UPWichita at Kansas City - 7:05 p.m. CST, Silverstein Eye Centers Arena

WICHITAHOME: 5-1-0-0AWAY: 4-0-0-0OVERALL: 9-1-0-0Last 10: 9-1-0-0Streak: 3-0-0-0Rank: 1st, Mountain Division, 18 points

TEAM LEADERSGoals: Mark MacMillan, 6Assists: Zach O'Brien, 6Points: Mark MacMillan, Zach O'Brien, 10+/-: Zach O'Brien, +8PIM: Dyson Stevenson, 23

KANSAS CITYHOME: 0-2-0-0AWAY: 4-3-0-0OVERALL: 4-5-0-0Last 10: 4-5-0-0Streak: 0-2-0-0Rank: T-5th, Central Division, 8 points

TEAM LEADERSGoals: Matt Robertson, 5Assists: Mike McMurtry, 6Points: Matt Robertson, 10+/-: Matt Robertson, +3PIM: Troy Donnay, 25

SEASON-SERIESOct. 28th Silverstein 4-1, WNov. 10th Silverstein 6-2, WNov. 11th Silverstein 7:05 p.m.Nov. 15th INTRUST Bank Arena 7:05 p.m.Nov. 22nd Silverstein 7:05 p.m.Dec. 6th INTRUST Bank Arena 7:05 p.m.Dec. 22nd INTRUST Bank Arena 7:05 p.m.Dec. 23rd INTRUST Bank Arena 7:05 p.m. Mar. 20th Silverstein 7:05 p.m.

Wichita is 2-0-0-0 vs. Kansas City

HEAD TO HEAD - This is the third meeting of the season between the Thunder and the Mavericks. All-time, Wichita is 44-40-8 against Kansas City and 20-20-74 against the Mavs on the road in the series.

TODAY - Wichita and Kansas City play the middle portion of a three-game mini series tonight at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena. The Thunder improved to 2-0 this season against the Mavericks with a 6-2 win last night. Tonight is the third home game of the season for the Mavericks, all of which have been against the Thunder. The two teams will finish the set of games against each other on Wednesday night at INTRUST Bank Arena. Matt Robertson leads the Mavericks with 10 points (5g, 5a) while Mike McMurtry has nine points (3g, 9a). Mark MacMillan (6g, 4a) and Zach O'Brien (4g, 6a) each have 10 points to lead the Thunder.Dyson Stevenson (2g, 5a) and Lane Bauer (3g, 4a) each have seven points.

POWER UP - The Wichita power play erupted last night, scoring on their first four chances. Four different players found the back of the net on the man advantage. It was a season-high on the power play and moved the Thunder to third on the man advantage (24.3%).

PLAYMAKER - Jamie Doornbosch and Lane Bauer each recorded three assists last night, which is a new team-high for helpers in a game. Jeremy Beaudry also had a multi-assist game, netting two helpers.

QUICK START - Wichita has started games on the right note so far this season. The Thunder have outscored their opponents 17-5 in the first and leads the league in first-period goals. The Thunder have also outscored their opponents 16-8 in the second period this year.

CADET - Shane Starrett stopped 41 of 43 shots last night, earning his sixth win of his pro career. The rookie netminder is fourth in the ECHL in goals-against average (2.13) and second in save percentage (.937). The Air Force Academy product has started three-straight games heading into tonight's meeting against the Mavericks.

MILESTONE - Head Coach Malcolm Cameron will move past Frank Anzalone into seventh place all-time in games coached tonight (638).

THUNDERBOLTS...Istvan Sofron has points in four-straight games (2g, 4a)...Mark MacMillan recorded a goal and an assist, giving him back-to-back multi-point outings...Wichita improved to 4-0-0 on the road with its win last night in KC...Wichita is first in the league in goals against per game (2.30) and third in goals for per game (4.00)...Wichita is 6-0-0-0 when leading after one...Wichita is 8-1-0-0 when leading after two...Wichita is 5-1-0-0 when being outshot by its opponent...

MAVERICKS NOTES - Kansas City played seven of their first nine games on the road...Eric Freschi recorded his first pro goal last night...Shawn Pauly had a goal and an assist last night, his first tally of the season...Matt Robertson has five goals in nine games...Kansas City is 4-2 when scoring a power play goal and 0-3 when they don't...

AROUND THE ECHL - There are 10 other games today in the ECHL. Cincinnati is at Florida. Adirondack takes on Kalamazoo. Jacksonville heads to Reading. Atlanta heads to South Carolina. Manchester visits Worcester. Wheeling is in Toledo. Allen hosts Idaho. Indy heads to Quad City. Colorado plays at Rapid City. Fort Wayne remains in Utah.

UP NEXT - Wichita returns home on Wednesday night to host Kansas City at 7:05 p.m.