November 28, 2010

Game Set Up: Ottawa versus Kingston in Kingston

An interesting and important match up today in Kingston against two Divisional rivals running neck and neck in the standings. These teams have split the two games played against each other so far this year with each team getting their win on the road.

Since they last met, both teams have made personnel changes. Kingston notably went for Ottawa native Ryan Spooner. D Jeff Braithwaite was thrown into the trade and Kingston later added D Mitch Gaulton from Erie.

For the 67's, the blue line was bolstered when they sent D/F Ryan Hanes to Sudbury for D Jake Cardwell and D Julien Luciani was added from Belleville.

Nathan Moon, Ethan Werek and Ryan Spooner all play well against Ottawa, racking up 10 points among them this year so far (Spooner's points coming from his time in Peterborough). For the 67's, the top line has also combined for 10 points against Kingston.

An interesting breakdown of the PP & PK stats, Kingston has the league's second best PP at home with 26% while Ottawa has the league's best PK on the road at 89%. Kingston's PK at home is 16th in the league at 77% while Ottawa's road PP is 15th in the league with 14.5%.

Points against close rivals are always important but with Kingston having two games in hand, today's points are critical.

I'll be heading down the 401 for this game and for what should be a very good game.

Ottawa 67'sHead to HeadKingston Frontenacs
17-9-0-0 34 pointsRecord15-7-1-1 32 points
2nd EasternConference - Rank3rd Eastern
104 GF90 
81 GA82 
(19/112) 17.0 (15th)PP% (rank)(25/121) 20.7 (6th)
(17/122) 86.1 (1st)PK% (rank)(23/133) 82.7 (5th)

Top Guns
Ottawa 67'sKingston Frontenacs
Martindale (17-23-40)Moon (15-23-38)
Prince (10-30-40)Spooner (15-14-29)
Toffoli (22-17-39)Werek (14-13-27)
Nesbitt (12-11-23)Fine (7-16-23)
Lindsay (11-8-19)Jones (12-8-20)

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