Home Run: After a successful road trip, on which the Steelheads won four of five games against the Allen Americans, the Steelheads prepare for an extended stay in Boise. The Steelheads begin a six-game home stand with three games against the Americans this week. The Steelheads will play eleven of their next 13 games at CenturyLink Arena, where they are 4-1-2 this season.
Keep Coming Back: During their four-game winning streak, the Steelheads twice accomplished a feat they matched only twice last season. On November 11th in Allen and on the 18th in Rapid City, the Steelheads overcame two-goal third period deficits to win. The Steelheads pulled out their first shootout win of the season in Allen and stormed back with three unanswered goals in Rapid City, the comeback capped by AJ White’s shorthanded winner.
Faragher Fantastic: Ryan Faragher made his first two starts for the Steelheads in Rapid City, winning both decisions and taking a shutout bid into the final two periods on Friday night. Faragher stopped 27 of 30 shots in his Steelheads debut and followed it with 24 saves on 2 shots the following night.
Powerful Stuff: The Steelheads did what no other team had been able to do so far this season, which is register a power play goal in three consecutive games against the top-ranked penalty kill of the Rapid City Rush. The Steelheads have scored power play goals in four consecutive games and in eight of the last ten contests.
Not Just a Team Streak: While the Steelheads are enjoying their longest winning streak of the season, Brady Brassart was enjoying the best points streak of his career. Brassart was on the score sheet for nine straight games, with five goals and 13 points during the run. Linemate Justin Parizek is on a tear of his own with a six-game points streak, scoring four goals and seven points. Parizek ranks second in the ECHL among rookies in goals (9) and points (17).