When: Today, 7 p.m.
Where: Tullio Arena
On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, www.ottershockey.com (live stream)
Players to watch
Erie – C Greg McKegg (9 goals, 14 assists, 23 points), C Mike Cazzola (7-12-19), RW Shawn Szydlowski (6-7-13), LW David Broll (2-6-8), D Tyler Hostetter (3-7-10)
Windsor – RW Zack Kassian (6-12-18), D Ryan Ellis (3-8-11), C Alexander Khokhlachev (8-9-17), C Zack MacQueen (4-9-13), RW Kenny Ryan (4-6-10)
Erie – The Otters snapped a seven-game losing streak, their longest losing skid since setting the franchise record of 16 consecutive defeats in the 2007-08 season, with a 4-1 win against Plymouth on Wednesday. … They are 2-3-0-0 at home. … Newly acquired C Phil Varone (1-2-3 in 5 games) had two assists in his Otters’ debut on Wednesday, his first game since Oct. 2. … RW Anthony Luciani, who has a cast on his injured wrist, hasn’t played since Oct. 2 against London. … Ds David Shields (back) and Mitch Gaulton (hand) and F Brett Appio (leg) and returned from the injured list on Wednesday. … Rookie F Connor Crisp (concussion) hasn’t played a game this season. … McKegg is tied for third in the OHL in points, tied for second in assists and among the top 10 in goals. He also leads with three short-handed goals. … Cazzola is ranked among the top 15 in scoring. … G Ramis Sadikov (4-6-1-0 record, 3.40 goals-against average, .901 save percentage) snapped a personal six-game winless streak by beating the Whalers.
Windsor – Kassian has averaged two points per game (18 points in 9 games) since being reassigned by the Buffalo Sabres. … Veteran G Troy Passingham (3-1-0-1, 2.87, .906) has produced a stronger start than highly touted rookie Jack Campbell (3-5-0-0, 4.13, .871), who led the United States to a gold medal in the IIHF World Junior Championship last winter. … Despite the departure of highly skilled players, such as LW Taylor Hall (NHL’s Edmonton Oilers) and D Cam Fowler (Anaheim Ducks), the Spitfires are a respectable eighth overall on the power play (21.1 percent). …
Up next: vs. Oshawa (Saturday, 7 p.m.), vs. Owen Sound (Nov. 5-6, 7 p.m.)