SEWELL, NJ – The Philadelphia Rebels (4-12-0-1, 9 pts) host the Maryland Black Bears (18-3-0-0, 36 pts) on Tuesday night at Hollydell Ice Arena.
Tuesday’s game will be the third between the two teams in the last five days. Maryland took the first two games on its home ice and the teams will wrap up the stretch at Hollydell on Tuesday.
Through the first two games, special teams have been the difference. Philadelphia scored twice on the power play in Saturday’s contest, but those were the only two power-play tallies in 17 chances over the two games.
For Maryland, six of the Black Bears’ seven goals in the series came on special teams. Three of those were short-handed goals by Christian Catalano, who has scored 17 times this season to lead the North American Hockey League. His teammate Dimitry Kebreau is second with 15 goals.
Philadelphia’s leading scorers maintained their status as such in the series at Maryland. Connor Sedlak took sole possession of the team lead with his fifth goal of the year on Saturday night. Leading point-scorer David Deputy (11) tied Max Hamstad for second on the team with four goals with his power-play goal on Saturday.
Jakub Krbecek made big saves for Philadelphia during the two games, facing 30 shots both nights. Krbecek was a driving force in the 10 successful penalty kills Philadelphia had in the series.
Tuesday night’s puck-drop is scheduled for 8 p.m. and admission is free for all fans. The game will be broadcast on HockeyTV with coverage beginning at 7:45.