VS COLORADO: Tonight marks the second of three regular season meetings between the two clubs with Colorado holding the advantage in the series following a 13-8 road win last month. Curtis Dickson (1g, 4a) leads the Roughnecks with five points against the Mammoth while Tyler Digby (3g, 1a) and Reilly O’Connor (1g, 3a) are next with four points each. Callum Crawford (3g, 5a) tops Colorado with eight points against Calgary followed Jeremy Noble (1g, 5a) with six points in the series. The Roughnecks and Mammoth will wrap up the three-game set next Saturday, Mar. 26, at Pepsi Center in Colorado (7:00 p.m., TSN GO).
HEAD-TO-HEAD: 2016 REGULAR SEASON
Category Roughnecks (4-7) Mammoth (8-2)
Home Record 2-4 5-0
Away Record 2-3 3-2
Goals For 120 125
Goals Against 129 113
Power Play Pct. 47.37 52.08
Penalty Kill Pct. 53.33 52.50
Faceoffs Won-Taken 121-297 (40.7%) 124-279 (44.4%)
Loose Balls 717 655
Points Leader – Series Dickson (5) Callum (8)
Points Leader – Season Dickson (59) Callum (65)
HEAD-TO-HEAD: 2015 REGULAR SEASON
Category Roughnecks (7-11) Mammoth (9-9)
Home Record 4-5 6-3
Away Record 3-6 3-6
Goals For 212 212
Goals Against 217 218
Power Play Pct. 55.29 49.43
Penalty Kill Pct. 64.36 46.84
Faceoffs Won-Taken 302-495 (61.0%) 235-502 (46.8%)
Loose Balls 1,066 1,023
Points Leader – Series Evans (26) Jones (15)
Points Leader – Season Evans (130) Jones (93)
• Feb. 13/16 at CGY: COL 13 CGY 8 … The Mammoth stretched a 7-5 third-quarter lead to a 13-8 win.
INSIDE THE SERIES
• Shots on Goal: CGY 46 COL 52
• Power Plays: CGY 1-5 (20.0%) COL 3-4 (75.5%)
REGULAR SEASON RECORDS
• All-Time: 16-20
• All-Time in CGY: 10-10
• All-Time in COL: 6-10
• Last CGY Win: Apr. 4/15, 14-9 at the Scotiabank Saddledome
• Last COL Win: Feb. 13/16, 13-8 at the Scotiabank Saddledome
LOOKING BACK: The Roughnecks were 3-8 when entering Game 12 last season.
IT’S TRICKY: Curtis Dickson’s sock-trick on Mar. 11 in Toronto marked his second career six-goal effort. The most goals the 27-year-old forward has scored in a single game is seven which he has twice achieved (Feb. 21, 2015 and Apr. 19, 2014).
ROOKIE SPOTLIGHT: Wesley Berg, selected by Calgary in the first round, fourth overall, in the 2015 NLL Draft, has recorded two or more points per game to sit third in team scoring with 40 points (13g, 27a). He recorded a personal-best six-point game (2g, 4a) on Feb. 5 in Saskatchewan and tallied three goals in Calgary’s first meeting with Colorado last month.
NAIL-BITERS: Six of Calgary’s 11 games played have been decided by one goal with the Roughnecks winning two and losing four one-goal decisions. In two-goal games, Calgary is 1-1.
GOING THE DISTANCE: The Roughnecks went into extra time in three straight games from Feb. 20 – Mar. 5, matching a single-season league record for most consecutive overtime games. The last team to record three-straight overtime contests was Washington in 2011. The single-season NLL record for most overtime games is five, twice set by Arizona (2005) and Washington (2011). The most OT contests the Roughnecks have played in a single season is four, first set in 2004 then duplicated in 2015.
Leading entering second half.….. 2-3 Outshooting opponent.….. 2-2
Trailing entering second half.…… 2-2 Outshot………………………2-5
Tied entering second half……..… 0-2 Shots are tied………………0-0
CLUB 3,000: On Mar. 5, goaltender Mike Poulin eclipsed 3,000 career saves. He now has 3,070 saves over his 10-year NLL career and is Calgary’s all-time saves leader (2,807). Originally selected by the Buffalo Bandits in the second round, 21st overall, in the 2005 NLL Draft, he began his career in Toronto in 2007. He spent two seasons with the Rock before joining Boston then Calgary. In 2012, Poulin was named the NLL Goaltender of the Year.
ROUGHNECKS VS: (BUF 0-1), (COL 0-1), (GA 1-0), (NE 1-0), (ROC 0-1), (SAS 0-3), (TOR 1-0), (VAN 1-1)
OT INSANITY: Since 2012, the Roughnecks and Mammoth have seen seven of their 12 regular season games go to overtime. Colorado holds the advantage during this span, winning six of the seven extra-frame contests. Mammoth star John Grant Jr. and former Roughneck Sean Pollock have combined for five of the six overtime winners.
TOP 10: Curtis Dickson’s team-leading 35 goals rank second in the league and his 59 points sit sixth. Of his 29 goals, nine have come on the power play (tied for second among all players) while his five shorthanded markers top all players. Greg Harnett and Dickson are in a seven-way tie for fourth in the league with two game-winning goals each. Karsen Leung has a team-leading 20 caused turnovers, fourth-best in the NLL. Dan MacRae is tied for second among the league’s defenders with 13 points (3g, 10a) on the season. Mike Poulin sits second among all goaltenders with a 10.24 goals-against average while fellow netminder Frankie Scigliano’s 12.54 goals-against average is ninth.