02/10/2020 | Press release | Archived content
Week in Review
Last week's record2-0-0
Last 10 games7-3-0
Checkers 6, Hartford 0The Checkers continued their dominance of Hartford on home ice by scoring early and often in a 6-0 blowout victory, with Alex Nedeljkovic recording a 17-save shutout. Full recap
Checkers 4, Hartford 3 (OT)The following night's rematch was a closer affair, with the two sides trading goals until the Wolf Pack evened the score midway through the third period to send the game to overtime, where Janne Kuokkanen would notch the game-winner for Charlotte. Full recap
Three Stars Of The Week
1) GEEKIE'S STREAKMorgan Geekie earned a spot in the record book on Saturday. With a goal in the second period, he extended his point streak to 13 games, breaking the franchise record previously held by both Ryan Murphy and Greg McKegg. Geekie's streak is the longest active such streak in the AHL and the third longest by any player this season. He is three away from matching the longest point streak in the league this season, set by Utica's Reid Boucher.
2) NED SAYS NOAlex Nedeljkovic was perfect in Friday's win over Hartford, stopping all 17 of the shots he faced to pick up his fourth shutout of the season. That equals his total from all of last season - in which he was named the AHL's Most Outstanding Goalie - and is one shy of matching his career high, set in 2017-18. Nedeljkovic has 14 career AHL shutouts, tied for the fourth-highest career total among the 49 active, qualified goalies in the AHL.
3) OT WINNERJanne Kuokkanen's goal on Saturday gave the Checkers their first overtime win of the season, moving the team - which, at the time, was the only AHL team without an OT win - to 1-3 on the year. The Checkers have played the second-fewest overtime/shootout games at six, and are .500 in those contests - 1-3 in overtime and 2-0 in shootouts.
4) HOME SWEET HOMEWith their wins over Hartford the Checkers have swept three of the last four opponents to visit Charlotte and are 7-3-0 over their last 10 home contests. The Checkers have 14 home wins this season, the fifth-highest total in the Eastern Conference.
By the Numbers
|CATEGORY||RECORD||AHL RANK||LAST WEEK|
|Goals per game||3.36||t-6th||t-8th|
|Shots per game||31.81||5th||5th|
|Goals allowed per game||2.79||7th||8th|
|Shots allowed per game||28.00||4th||4th|
|Penalty minutes per game||14.19||6th||6th|
|Points||Janne Kuokkanen (39), Jake Bean, Morgan Geekie (34)|
|Goals||Julien Gauthier (23), Morgan Geekie (17), Steven Lorentz (16)|
|Assists||Janne Kuokkanen (28), Jake Bean (27), Chase Priskie (23)|
|Power play goals||Julien Gauthier (8), Morgan Geekie (7), Janne Kuokkanen (5)|
|Shorthanded goals||Eight tied (1)|
|Game-winning goals||Morgan Geekie, Julien Gauthier (4), Steven Lorentz (3)|
|Shots on goal||Julien Gauthier (118), Morgan Geekie (106), Jake Bean (103)|
|Penalty minutes||Max McCormick (110), Clark Bishop (47), Cedric Lacroix (41)|
|Plus/minus||Steven Lorentz (+19), Gustav Forsling (+17), Fredrik Claesson, Dave Gust (+12)|
|Wins||Alex Nedeljkovic (14)|
|Goals-against average||Alex Nedeljkovic (2.49)|
|Save percentage||Alex Nedeljkovic (.904)|
Director of Communications Nicholas Niedzielski joined the Checkers in the summer of 2014. A Texas native, he previously worked for the AHL's Texas Stars.