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Game Day Preview: Americans host Idaho tonight in Round 2, Game 1

Friday, May 5th
Zach Massicotte_Idaho

Dallas/Allen, Texas – The Allen Americans, ECHL affiliate of the Ottawa Senators (NHL), and Belleville Senators (AHL), host the Idaho Steelheads tonight, in Game 1 of a best of seven series. The Americans have faced Idaho two times in the postseason. Allen won a Game 7 overtime thriller in the 2016 Kelly Cup Playoffs.

Allen Americans Tonight: 

Pregame Show: 6:35 pm CDT

Puck Drop: 7:05 PM CDT

Watch Live: FLOHOCKEY.TVListen Live:  AMERICANS 24/7

On the Call: Tommy Daniels and Maurice Fitzgerald

Next Home Game: 5/6/23 vs. Idaho, 7:05 PM

Moving On: The Allen Americans beat the Kansas City Mavericks on Monday night 2-1 to win the series 4-2 in front of a crowd of 4,109 at CUTX Event Center. The Americans scored once in the first period and once in the third to take a 2-0 lead. Stefan Fournier (2) and Jakov Novak (1) provided the Americans goals. Kansas City finally got on the board at the 2:24 mark of the final period when Elias Rosen found the back of the net for his second of the playoffs. The Americans held on down the stretch for their fourth one-goal victory in the series. Every game in the series was a one-goal decision.

Power Play Struggles: The Americans power play which was ranked first overall the last week of the regular season has struggled in the playoffs. The Americans power play is ranked 14th out of 16 teams at 9.1 %. They have two power play goals in twenty-two attempts. Their opponent last round, the Kansas City Mavericks rank dead last in the postseason at 5.9 % with one power play goal in seventeen attempts.

Hot Penalty Kill at Home: The Allen Americans penalty kill ranks tied for first in the postseason at 100.0 %. The Americans did not give up a power play goal to Kansas City during their series. Allen killed off all 10 power play attempts in three playoff games at CUTX Event Center.

Second Period Charm: The Americans are outscoring their opponents in the postseason 5-3 in the second period. Three of those five second period goals came in Game 5 of the Kansas City series.

When Scoring First: The Americans are 3-1-0 when scoring the first goal of the game this postseason. Their only loss came in Game 4 against Kansas City.

Points Leader against Idaho: Liam Finlay led the way for the Americans against Idaho during the regular season. Finlay had four goals and four assists. He was tied with Hank Crone with four goals each against the Steelheads.

 Stingy Defense: The Americans allowed just 11 goals in the series with KC which is tied for the fewest in a 6-game series in postseason history.

Comparing Allen and Idaho

Allen Americans:

Home: 2-1-0

Away: 2-1-0

Overall: 4-2-0

Last 10: 4-2-0

Allen Americans Leaders:

Goals: (3) Colton Hargrove

Assists: (4) Ryan Gagnon and three others

Points: (4) Ryan Gagnon and three others

+/-: (+3) Ryan Gagnon and Grant Hebert

PIM: (9) Zach Massicotte

Idaho Steelheads:

Home: 1-2-0

Away: 3-0-0

Overall: 4-2-0

Last 10: 4-2-0

Idaho Steelheads Leaders:

Goals: (3) AJ White

Assists: (6) Owen Headrick

Points: (60) Owen Headrick

+/-: (+4) Patrick Kudla

PIM: (13) Colton Kehler

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About the Allen Americans

The Allen Americans Professional Hockey Club is a member of the ECHL, the world’s top Double-A hockey league, and is the affiliate of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Ottawa Senators

Founded in 2009, the club is owned by Jack D. Gulati, known internationally as the “Serial Entrepreneur.” Championship Hockey is the backbone of the franchise, with the Americans having captured back-to-back ECHL Kelly Cup Championships in 2014-15 & 2015-16 and two Central Hockey League President’s Cups in 2012-13 & 2013-14.

Tickets for home games at the Credit Union of Texas Event Center are available at AllenAmericans.com/tickets or by calling 972-912-1000.

Upcoming Home Games

Full Schedule
NATIONAL HOCKEY MONTH CELEBRATION
Friday, March 1st
NATIONAL HOCKEY MONTH CELEBRATION
Puck Drops:
7:10 PM CST
Credit Union of Texas Event Center
Tulsa Oilers
TUL Tulsa Oilers
at
Allen Americans
ALN Allen Americans
Credit Union of Texas Event Center
PUCKS N' PAWS/BISCUIT'S BIRTHDAY BASH
Sunday, March 3rd
PUCKS N' PAWS/BISCUIT'S BIRTHDAY BASH
Puck Drops:
2:10 PM CST
Credit Union of Texas Event Center
Wichita Thunder
WIC Wichita Thunder
at
Allen Americans
ALN Allen Americans
Credit Union of Texas Event Center
RED OUT NIGHT (Wear Red)
Friday, March 8th
RED OUT NIGHT (Wear Red)
Puck Drops:
7:10 PM CST
Credit Union of Texas Event Center
Kansas City Mavericks
KC Kansas City Mavericks
at
Allen Americans
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