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FRIDAY SADDLEBAG: Game Day In Allen, Mac Awards And Racing Day

Friday, March 8th
FRIDAY SADDLEBAG: Game Day In Allen, Mac Awards And Racing Day

The Mavericks kick off a big weekend with a road tilt at the Allen Americans, completing a three-game road trip Friday night at Allen Events Center before returning home for a three-game home stand against Cincinnati, Wichita and Tulsa. The Mavs also host the Mac Awards on Saturday evening, the Mavericks signature annual event for season ticket holders, corporate partners, players and staff. After the three-game home stand, the Mavericks will hit the road for 10 of their final 11 games.

The Mavericks are hosting Mavericks Racing Day on Sunday against the Cincinnati Cyclones. Tony Stewart will be in the building for meet-and-greets before and during the game. To meet Tony, fans will need to purchase one of the Mavericks $99 meet-and-greet ticket packages. More information can be found here.

Offensive ExplosionMavs forward Greg Betzold accounted for most of the Mavericks offense Wednesday night against Allen, scoring four goals and assisting on one goal. Betzold has 11 goals and four assists for 15 points in his last 13 games.

Setting the BarBetzold’s five-point performance set multiple single-game season highs for the Mavericks. His four goals were the most in a game this season by a Kansas City player and his five points were also the most in a single game this season for the Mavs.

Mason Keeps it GoingMason McDonald posted his fourth shutout of the season Wednesday night, stopping all 30 shots by Allen. All four of his shutouts have come since February 1, when he shutout the South Carolina Stingrays.

Taking Allen OutThis is the Mavericks final game against the Americans this season. The Mavericks are 8-1-0-0 against Allen this season, their best record against any Mountain Division opponent.

Watson Gets OneMavericks defenseman Cliff Watson, currently on PTO with the Ontario Reign, scored his first career AHL goal last Sunday against the San Jose Barracuda.

ShortiesThe Mavericks are third in the league in fewest shorthanded goals allowed with four on the season.

The Ides Of MarchThe Mavericks only have four home games remaining on the schedule. March 10th against Cincinnati, March 15 against Wichita, March 16 against Tulsa and April 2 against Tulsa.

Away We GoThe Mavericks only play one home game in their last 11 regular season games. The final 11 games are also played over the course of 19 days.

Arms LengthThe Mavericks currently hold the fourth and final playoff position in the Mountain Division, with a 10 point lead over fifth place Rapid City and 11 point lead over Wichita with three games at hand on both teams.

Closing in on 100 WinsMavericks Head Coach John-Scott Dickson is closing in on 100 career wins as a head coach. In three seasons with the Mavericks, his record currently stands at 97-85-11-8.

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