Game Day Blog Entry: March 28
03/28/2015 8:54 AM - Adam Turner
-Utah beat Idaho 4-1 on Saturday, March 22 during last year’s Tribute To Military Night with a four-goal second period that also wrapped up three games in four nights.
-Danick Paquette scored two goals.
-Igor Bobkov stopped 30 of 31.
-The Grizzlies at 2-2 on their season-long seven-game home stand host Idaho tonight before Alaska comes to Maverik Center Friday and Saturday.
-Utah and Idaho meet for the sixth time at Maverik Center and for the 12th time overall
-Utah and Idaho wrap up their season series Wednesday, April 8 in Boise.
The Series So Far
-Idaho broke a 3-3 third period tie and won 5-3 Wednesday and then broke 3-3 and 4-4 third period ties Friday in a 7-4 win.
-Utah has erased 5 deficits this week at 1-0, 2-1, 3-2 Wednesday and 3-1 and 4-3 Friday; but has never led.
-Last night each team scored a power-play goal and a shorthanded goal.
-Utah made it 2-1 5:55 after Idaho made it 2-0 on a power-play goal and tied 54 seconds after Idaho made it 4-3 with a shorthanded goal.
-Four Grizzlies had multiple-points in: Brenden Walker (one goal, one assist), Channing Boe (one goal, one assist), Connor Hardowa (two assists) and Alex Krushelnyski (one goal, one assist).
-Ryan Hayes led Utah with seven shots, Brenden Walker had six shots., Mathieu Aubin and Alex Krushelnyski each had four.
-Utah has 36 shots or more in three of the last four.
-In the last three games, 54 of Utah’s 64 skaters in the lineup have recorded at least a shot on goal.
-Utah has 13 shots or more in six of the last 12 periods.
-Mathieu Aubin has 21 shots in the last four games and at least four shots in five-straight games.
Game Day Blog Entry: March 27
03/27/2015 8:47 AM - Adam Turner
1 Day’s Rest
-Utah is 8-1-0-1 at home and 12-3-1-1 over this year playing on one days rest as they return to action after Wednesday's season opener.
-Danick Paquette returned to the Utah lineup after missing 16-straight games on Wednesday.
-H.T. Lenz has two goals and one assist in the last two games.
-Cam Wojtala has one goal and one assist in his last two.
-Utah has outshot their opposition in three-straight games and is 10-2 at home and 14-6-1-0 overall when outshooting the opposition.
-In the last three games, 40 of Utah’s 48 skaters in the lineup have recorded at least a shot on goal.
-Utah has 13 shots or more in five of the last nine periods.
-Utah outshot Idaho 22-17 over the final two periods Wednesday after shots were 7-6 Idaho after one.
-Cam Wojtala leads Utah with 11 shots in the last two games.
-Mathieu Aubin has 17 shots in the last four games and at least four shots in four-straight games.
Game Day Blog Entry: March 25
03/25/2015 8:37 AM - Adam Turner
-Utah and Idaho meet for the fourth time at Maverik Center and for the 10th time overall.
-Utah is 5-3-1-0 against Idaho and 2-1 against the Steelheads at Maverik Center.
-Tim Branham is 8-2-1-1 all-time against Idaho at Maverik Center.
-Five of eight games have been decided by a goal.
Both Power-plays in this seasons series have been ineffective against the other team’s penalty-kill.
-Utah is 4-41 on power-play versus Idaho this year and 34-39 on the penalty-kill.
-Utah scored three of their power-play goals in a 3-for-7 effort on October 18 on the second night of the year in Idaho.
-Igor Bobkov is 12-3 at Maverik Center this year and 19-4-1-1 in his last 25 Maverik Center starts dating back to last season.
-Bobkov is 7-2-1-0 all-time against Idaho.
-The Grizzlies currently sit three points above Alaska for the fourth playoff spot in the Pacific Division.
-Their magic number for clinching their ninth playoff berth in the last ten seasons is 16.
-The number will decrease by two following every Utah win and each Alaska loss.
-Alaska won 8-4 Tuesday in Bakersfield and is in Stockton Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
-Rookie forward Alex MacMillan has been called-up to the Ducks AHL affiliate in Norfolk after logging 2 assists in 5 games with Utah.
Game Day Blog Entry: March 21
03/21/2015 8:54 AM - Adam Turner
-The Grizzlies play game two of the weekend with Bakersfield after a 3-1 win Friday.
-Utah is 31-24-5-3 with nine games left in the regular season.
-Utah enters tonight leading Alaska by five points for the fourth playoff spot in the Pacific Division.
-The Aces play tonight in Ontario after losing 5-3 to Ontario Friday and 3-1 Wednesday.
-Utah hosts Idaho next Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and Alaska the following weekend.
-Utah ranks fifth in the Western Conference with 70 points and is one of four Pacific Division teams in the top five in the Western Conference.
-A win tonight guarantees Utah their eighth season of .500 or better in the last 10 years.
-Brenden Walker scored three goals as Utah outshot Bakersfield 28-18 over the first two periods in the 3-1 win.
-Utah improved to 5-0 in their last five games after a two-game losing streak and 5-1-1-0 overall.
-Six Grizzlies had three shots or more with Brenden Walker leading the way with five shots while Mathieu Aubin, Barry Almeida, H.T. Lenz and T.J. Syner all had four.
-Igor Bobkov stopped 28 of 29 shots in the win.
-Brenden Walker scored all three Utah goals last night for Utah’s second hat trick of the year after Kevin Lind scored three goals on January 9.
-Walker now has five goals and three assists with Utah in four games and also in two games against Bakersfield.
-He has scored five goals on 13 shots with the Grizzlies and five goals on nine shots against Bakersfield.
-His hat trick last night was Utah’s sixth empty-net goal this year and the most Utah has had since 2010-2011 when they had seven.
-Mathieu Aubin has scored in five of the last six games and in 35 of his last 47 games.
-He now leads the team with 36 assists and has 58 points on 22 goals in 63 games.
-He has 15 multiple-point games in the last 35 that he has scored in and in 15 of his last 47 games played.
-He leads Utah with 16 multiple-point games.
-Aubin has 10 goals and eight assists for 18 points in 12 games against Bakersfield this year.
Game Day Blog Entry: March 20
03/20/2015 8:53 AM - Adam Turner
-Utah enters tonight leading Alaska by three points for the fourth playoff spot in the Pacific Division.
-The Aces play tonight and tomorrow in Ontario to continue a ten-game road trip that started with a 3-1 loss in Ontario Wednesday.
-Utah hosts Idaho next Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and Alaska the following weekend.
-Dating back to December 10, Utah is 4-0 when on a two-game losing streak and 4-1-1-0 this year after two-straight losses.
-Utah is 7-3-1-0 this year against the Condors.
-Utah has more wins against Bakersfield than any other team in the division.
-Mathieu Aubin has scored ten of his 22 goals against Bakersfield this year.
-Utah has scored five goals or more in seven of eleven games against the Condors this year.
-Utah has outscored the opposition 14-5 in the first period over the last 13 games and 14-3 before Sunday’s first period in Ontario.
Power-Play At Home
-Utah went 5-25 for a 20-percent clip on their previous six-game home stand that saw them go 4-2.
-Utah went 2-7 on the power-play February 6 and 7 against Bakersfield at home and 3 for 3 last Friday in the 8-3 win.
-Utah is 19 for 20 on the penalty-kill at home this year against the Condors.
Scoring First/Leading After 1
-Utah is 22-5-4-2 and 12-2-1-1 at home when scoring first.
-Utah is 8-1-1-1 at home an 17-2-4-1 when leading after one period.
-Rookie defenseman Kevin Lind was recalled by the Ducks AHL affiliate in Norfolk last week before California.
-Leading scorer Michael Pelech was called up by Buffalo’s AHL affiliate in Rochester 2 weeks ago.
Game Day Blog Entry: March 15
03/15/2015 10:31 AM - Adam Turner
Only once all season has Utah or Ontario won two-straight games against the other as the teams meet for the 11th and final time in the regular season today.
For Utah, the season series has gone win on November 8, loss on November 14, win November 15, win on November 17, shootout
loss on January 19, overtime win on March 6, loss on March 7, win on March 9 and loss last night. The Grizzlies will look to keep that trend going this afternoon.
Two-straight games in Ontario have been decided 2-1 and three of the last four here haven’t seen more than two goals scored in regulation scored by either team.
Last night’s 2-1 loss was the first time the Grizzlies haven’t led in a game for over a month and spanned 16-straight games without trailing. Before last night, Utah hadn’t not led in a game since February 4 at Idaho. Utah has had at least one lead in 29 of the 32 games that they have played so far in 2015.
A win today gives Utah their fifth-straight weekend of taking a minimum of two out of three wins.
Alex Krushelnyski has scored in four-straight games and in nine of the last ten, tallying three goals and seven assists in that stretch.
Game Day Blog Entry: March 14
03/14/2015 10:41 AM - Adam Turner
Eight goals last night by the Grizzlies was the most that they have scored in a game since October 29, 2009 at Las Vegas when they beat the Wranglers 9-2 with Phoenix Coyotes contract Joel Gistedt in goal. Utah scored 10 against Chicago November 15, 1995 against Chicago at the Delta Center.
The Grizzlies meet Ontario for the fourth time in nine days and tomorrow will be the fifth time in ten days after Utah took 2 of 3 last weekend. Utah enters tonight five points in back of the Reign for third place and five points up on Alaska for fourth place as the Aces barely held on last night 2-1 over Colorado.
Utah has taken 4-0 leads in two-straight games.
Oddly enough, the Grizzlies have scored 16 goals in four games without leading scorer Michael Pelech who was called up to the AHL last week.
Other season-highs from last night’s 8-3 win in Bakersfield:
3-for-3 on the power-play was the best power-play efficiency this year.
42 shots in a game was a season-high.
5 points by Brendan Walker was a season-high and one off of the six points that Ryan Kinasewich had January 16, 2008 against Phoenix.
Ryan Hayes 10-game scoring streak is the longest since Mitch Wahl had an 11-game scoring streak January 6-February 9, 2013.
Hayes scored last night to make it 4-0 and that turned out to be his fifth game-winning goal in the last seven wins.
It tied the largest margin of victory at five from a 7-2 win over Stockton on January 9.
11 combined goals tied the most goals in a game from a 6-5 overtime loss to Bakersfield on November 29.
With two assists last night, Alex Krushelnyski moved into a tie for sixth in the ECHL in rookie scoring with 12 goals, 31 assists and 43 points in 51 games.
Looking at Grizzlies trades this year as the trade deadline passed on Thursday:
-Jacob Johnston acquired from Greenville in November leads the Grizzlies in scoring by defensemen and is 7th in the ECHL with 10 goals and 27 assists for 37 points in 60 games. Charles Roussel who he was traded for is no longer playing.
-Corey Fienhage acquired from Bakersfield on January 11 leads Utah with a plus-nine since that time. Mike Colavecchia who he was traded for went to Europe shortly after trade.
-Ryan Hayes leads team with 14 goals since the trade and has 22 points in 23 games. He was traded for Vincent Scarsella who has played well there given the circumstances of a last place team.
-Brendan Walker acquired from Gwinnett on Monday had two goals and three assists last night in his Utah debut.
Game Day Blog Entry: March 13
03/13/2015 11:18 AM - Adam Turner
The Grizzlies have gone at least 2-1 in four-straight weekend series.
2/13-2/16 Vs Idaho: 2-1
2/20-2/22 At Alaska: 2-0-1-0
2/25-3/2 Vs Stockton: 2-1
3/6-3/9 Vs Ontario: 2-1
The Grizzlies start a stretch of three of five games against Bakersfield tonight as the Condors will come to Utah next Friday and Saturday for the final two meetings of the season.
Mathieu Aubin has scored nine of his 21 goals this year against Bakersfield.
Utah has scored five or more goals in four of six games in Bakersfield this year and in six of ten games overall against the Condors. Six of Utah’s seven highest scoring games this year have come against the Condors.
Brendan Walker will make his debut tonight after being acquired from Gwinnett on Monday. Walker was an ECHL All-Star this season for the Gladiators. He joins Utah now as the 4th leading scorer with 15 goals and 27 assists for 42 points in 54 games. He led Gwinnett with 149 shots and is now third on Utah behind Jacob Johnston (157) and Ryan Hayes (151). Last year he led the Gladiators with 22 goals during his rookie season. He will wear number 97.
Tim Branham on Walker: We're looking for big things from him. He's a guy that puts the puck in the net. He plays with grit and he'll fit in nicely to our team here. I think he'll be a big addition and I'm excited to see him.
The Grizzlies have also added rookie Alex MacMillan who will play tonight and wear number 22. He had 15 goals and 20 assists for 35 points in 36 games with American International College during his just completed senior season.
Tim Branham on MacMillan: He is a big two-way center man with good skill.
With Alaska’s shootout loss Wednesday after blowing a 3-1 lead in the final 3 minutes, Utah leads the Aces by five points for fourth place and Bakersfield by ten points entering tonight.
Game Day Blog Entry: March 9
03/09/2015 9:55 AM - Adam Turner
-Utah is aiming to finish the home stand 4-2 with a win tonight.
-Utah meets Ontario Saturday and Sunday in California to complete five games in seven days against the Reign.
-The only game in this six-game stretch not against Ontario is Friday in Bakersfield.
-The Grizzlies are 6-2-1-0 in their last nine games after a 7-3-1-0 February and a 8-4-1-1 January.
-Utah has started 3-straight months 1-2 before rebounding to go 7-1-1-0 in February and 7-2-1-1 in January.
-The Grizzlies have acquired forward Brendan Walker from the Gwinnett Gladiators in exchange for future considerations.
-Walker had 15 goals and 27 assists for 42 games with Gwinnett this year and 22 goals and 14 assists for 36 points in 59 games last year in his rookie season and was an ECHL All-Star this year.
-He is 22 and previously played his junior hockey in the WHL with Saskatoon and Brandon.
-He had 157 points over the final 140 games of his junior career with 59 goals and 88 assists.
-The 22-year-old will make his Utah debut Friday in Bakersfield.
The Series So Far
-The Grizzlies won 1-0 in overtime Friday before Ontario broke a 3-3 third period tie in a 5-3 win Saturday.
-Ryan Hayes has scored Utah’s first goal in both games.
-Alex Krushelnyski leads Utah with 10 shots on the series with six Friday and four Saturday.
-Ducks prospect Igor Bobkov and Winnipeg prospect Jussi Olkinuora have started in goal for both teams both games.
-Utah scored on their first two power-plays Saturday, scoring two power-play goals in a game for the 8th time this year.
-Despite allowing five goals Saturday, Igor Bobkov still has a 2.35 goals-against-average and a .924 save percentage against Ontario this year.
-All eight games between Utah and Ontario have been tied in the third period.
-Utah is 31 for 31 on the season overall on the penalty-kill against Ontario.
-Ryan Hayes 8-game scoring streak is tied with Michael Pelech who has had 2 this year from November 22-December 10 and January 7-19.
-Hayes has scored a goal in seven of the last eight games.
-Hayes is tied for third in the ECHL with six game-winning goals.
-Jacob Johnston has four assists in his last five games.
-Utah hasn’t allowed a power-play goal in seven of their last 10 games and is 33 for 37 in that stretch.
Game Day Blog Entry: March 7
03/07/2015 10:17 AM - Adam Turner
-The Grizzlies play game five of their six-game home stand and game five of 13 of their next 16 at home tonight.
-Utah is currently 3-1 on the home stand.
-The Grizzlies wrap up the three-game series with Ontario Monday at 7.
-The Grizzlies enter today with a four point lead on Alaska four fourth.
-The Aces are off until Wednesday when they host Colorado.
-Utah now trails Ontario for five points for third in the Pacific Division.
-Ryan Hayes scored the game’s only goal 90 seconds into overtime from Barry Almeida and Jacob Johnston to give Utah the 1-0 win.
-It was Utah’s second 1-0 win at home against Ontario this year and second in the last three home games.
It was Utah’s second shutout in their last three home games against Ontario.
-Igor Bobkov made a season-high 36 saves and a season-high 20 saves in the second period.
-Alex Krushelnyski led Utah with six shots.
-Barry Almeida, Mathieu Aubin and Connor Hardowa all had four shots.
-Utah went 0-6 on the power-play and 3-3 on the penalty-kill.
-Ontario outshot Utah 36-32 and 20-6 in the second period before Utah outshot Ontario 14-7 in the third and got all three shots in overtime.
-Shots were even at nine in the first period.
-Bobkov has allowed two goals or less in five of six and in seven of the last nine.
-Bobkov has three shutouts in the Grizzlies last eight games during this 6-1-1-0 stretch.
-Three shutouts is tied for second in the ECHL, the league-high of four is shared by four goaltenders.
-Bobkov is tied for fourth in the ECHL with a .921 save percentage and tied for sixth with a 2.42 goals-against-average.
-Utah is 4-2-0-1 against Ontario this year and 3-1-0-1 at Maverik Center.
-Six of the seven games have been decided by a goal, one has gone to overtime and two games have gone to shootouts with each team winning their shootout on the road.
-Nine of the last 12 games between the two have been decided by a goal.
-13 of the last 16 games at Maverik Center between the two teams have been decided by a goal.
-Nine of the last 16 at Maverik Center have gone past regulation.
-Igor Bobkov has stopped 63 of 65 shots against Ontario this year after last night’s 36 save shutout.
-Bobkov stopped 27 of 29 against the Reign in his first start of the season for Utah December 12 in Ontario.
-Ryan Hayes leads Utah with four goals and one assist for five points in six games against Ontario.
-Barry Almeida and Jacob Johnston each have four assists in six games against the Reign.
-Utah is 3 for 19 on the power-play at home against Ontario and 16 for 16 on the penalty-kill.
-Utah is 26 for 26 on the season overall on the penalty-kill against Ontario.
-Utah has shutout Ontario in three of five home games through 40 minutes and has entered the third period with both team’s scoreless against the Reign in two of five.
-No t including empty-netters or shootouts, Utah has allowed only six goals in five games at home against the Reign.
-Ryan Hayes leads the team with eleven goals since being acquired from Stockton on January 16.
-Seven of his eleven goals with Utah have come in the third period or overtime.
-Hayes has Utah’s game-winning goal in four of the last five wins.
-Hayes has six goals and three assists during his seven-game scoring streak.
Game Day Blog Entry: March 6
03/06/2015 10:18 AM - Adam Turner
-The Grizzlies are 5-1-1-0 in their last seven games after a 7-3-1-0 February after an 8-4-1-1 January.
-Utah had their second six-game winning streak of the year and a four-game winning streak snapped Monday against Stockton.
-Grizzlies forward Michael Pelech has been called up to the Rochester Americans where he joins his brother Matt who played with the Grizzlies earlier this season.
-Utah is 3-2-0-1 against Ontario this year and 2-1-0-1 at Maverik Center.
-Five of the six games have been decided by a goal, two games have gone to shootouts with each team winning their shootout on the road.
-Eight of the last 11 games between the two have been decided by a goal.
-12 of the last 15 games at Maverik Center between the two teams have been decided by a goal.
-Eight of the last 15 at Maverik Center have gone past regulation.
-Igor Bobkov stopped 27 of 29 in his first start of the season on December 12 against Ontario in a 2-1 loss.
-Ryan Hayes leads Utah with three goals and one assist for four points in five games against Ontario.
-Utah is 3 for 13 on the power-play at home against Ontario and 13 for 13 on the penalty-kill.
Game Day Blog Entry: March 2
03/02/2015 10:42 AM - Adam Turner
-The Grizzlies play game three of their six-game home stand and game three of 13 of their next 16 at home tonight as they go for a three-game series sweep of Stockton.
-Ontario comes to Maverik Center for games Friday, Saturday and Monday.
-The Grizzlies are 5-0-1-0 in their last six games and 6-1-1-0 in their last seven contests.
-Utah’s six-game unbeaten streak ties their longest of the year from January 9-19.
-Utah’s four-game winning streak is a season-high.
-Utah is 4-0 versus Stockton at Maverik Center.
-All four games have been tied at one in the second period before the Grizzlies have pulled away.
-Kevin Lind has five of his six goals against Stockton, scoring four at Maverik Center.
-Utah is 5-14 against Stockton on the power-play at home and 9-11 on the penalty-kill.
-Utah has outshot Stockton in three of four games and had even shots at 33 on Saturday.
-Utah has scored first in five of seven games against Stockton and is 4-2-0-1 entering the final game of the season series.
-Utah is 27-20-5-3 after being 27-20-3-5 last year through 55 games last year.
-Utah won their 56th game 4-3 over Alaska on March 1, 2014 to improve to 28-20-3-5.
Did You Know?
-Utah has a winning record against every division opponent except Colorado, who they are 4-6-1-1 against and last played December 29.
-Utah is 6-0 on Monday night home games under Tim Branham.
-Utah is 16-1-2-1 in 20 Monday-Wednesday night home games under Tim Branham.
-Utah is 11-2-1-1 on one days rest this year, including 7-0-0-1 at home.
-Utah is 22-7-3-3 overall and 12-1-1-5 at home on one days rest overall under Tim Branham.
-The Grizzlies enter today with a five point lead on Alaska and an eleven point lead on Bakersfield for fourth place in the Pacific Division.
-The Aces and Condors play tonight in Bakersfield.
-Ryan Hayes leads the team with ten goals since being acquired from Stockton on January 16.
-Hayes has Utah’s game-winning goal in three of the last four wins.
-Hayes has five goals and two assists during his five-game scoring streak.
-His five-game goal scoring streak is a Utah season-high, the longest current streak in the ECHL and the second-longest streak in the ECHL this season.
-Hayes has multiple-points in six of 18 games with Utah and is tied with Michael Pelech in multiple-point games since being acquired from Stockton.
Who Else Is Hot
-Mathieu Aubin has eight goals and ten assists for 18 points in his last 14 games.
-Barry Almeida has two goals and four assists for six points in the last six games.
-T.J. Syner has two goals and five assists for seven points during his five-game scoring streak.
-Syner has assisted on four Ryan Hayes goals in the last five games.
-Alex Krushelnyski has scored in three-straight games and in four of the last five.
-Krushelnyski has scored a goal in two-straight games, his season high is three games from December 17-27.
-Igor Bobkov went 2-0 last week after being named Goaltender of the Week for the third time in his career on Tuesday after going 3-0-1-0 with two shutouts, a 1.49 goals-against-average and a .955 save percentage as he stopped 122 of 127 shots.
-He stopped 26 of 27 in Wednesday’s 4-1 win and 31 of 33 shots Saturday.
-He has allowed two goals or less in four-straight and in six of the last eight.
-Grizzlies goaltending has allowed three or less in regulation in 10-straight and in 18 of the last 20 games.
-Bobkov is 12-6-2-0 after being 11-5-2-2 last year through 20 games last year.
-After going 3-9 on the power-play last weekend in Alaska and scoring a power-play goal in three-straight games for the first time since November, the Grizzlies are 4 for their last 14 on the power-play.
-Utah is 26 for their last twenty-nine on the penalty-kill.
-Utah hasn’t allowed a power-play goal in six of their last nine games.
-Utah has led 1-0 after one period in five of their last six games.
-Utah hasn’t allowed a first period goal in six-straight games for the first time all season.
-Utah is 19-4-4-2 when scoring first and 15-1-4-1 when leading after one.
-Utah has scored first in four of six games against Stockton this season.
When Scoring 2 Or More
-Utah is 6-1-1-1 when scoring two or more goals in the first period and 15-5-2-3 when scoring two or more goals in any period.
-Utah has 30 shots or more in four of their last five games and 10 shots or more in 13 of their last 16 periods.
-30 or more shots in four of five games is the Grizzlies top output in five-game stretch this year.
-Utah leads the ECHL with 12 shorthanded goals.
-Utah has two scorers in the top 20 in ECHL scoring.
-Michael Pelech is fifth with 25 goals and 35 assists for 59 points in 55 games.
-Mathiey Aubin is now 20th in the ECHL in scoring with 21 goals and 30 assists for 51 points in 55 games.
-Alex Krushelnyski ranks 7th among rookie scorers and Jacob Johnston ranks 15th among defensemen in scoring.
-Utah is a combined 30-12-3-2 when the line of Michael Pelech, Mathieu Aubin or Alex Krushelnyski scores a goal.
Even Or Better
-Mike Folkes was an even or better in 15-straight games before Saturday.
-Corey Fienhage is a plus-six in his last three games.
-Ryan Hayes is a plus-five in his last six.
-Mathieu Aubin is a plus-ten in his last nine games
-Patrick Wellar is a plus-eleven in his last ten.
-Barry Almeida is a plus-seven in his last six games.
-Michael Pelech is a plus-seven in his last six games.
-Alex Krushelnyski is a plus-six in his last four.
-Channing Boe is a plus three and an even or better in all six games since returning from injury on February 16.
-T.J. Syner is an even or better in nine-straight and a plus-seven in that stretch.