Erie Otters (35-9-2-0) at Oshawa Generals (31-12-0-4)
When: Today, 6:05 p.m.
Where: General Motors Centre – Oshawa, Ontario
On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, www.ottershockey.com (live stream)
Up next: at Belleville (Monday, 7:05 p.m.)
What to watch: The Otters begin a five-game road trip, tied for longest this season, a day after having their game in Belleville on Saturday moved to Monday because of snow and bad travel conditions in Ontario. … The Otters have lost consecutive games for only the second time this season. They dropped a season-high three in a row last month. … The Otters are three points behind Guelph in the chase for the OHL and Western Conference regular-season titles and home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs. … The Otters beat Eastern Conference-leading Oshawa 3-2 on Nov. 8 at Erie Insurance Arena. … C Connor McDavid (lower body) made the trip with the team. He’s listed as day-to-day. … LW Dane Fox (51 goals, 31 assists, 82 points) has no goals and one point in his past three games. He needs three goals to break Cory Pecker‘s franchise record of 53 set in the 2001-02 season. … RW Connor Brown (32-62-94) tied Zack Torquato (62 assists in 2009-10) on the franchise’s single-season list with an assist in a 4-3 loss to Niagara on Friday. Brown needs six points to surpass Pecker’s record of 99 points in 2001-02 and become the first 100-point scorer in Otters history. … RW Andre Burakovsky had two goals and an assist against the IceDogs in his first game since suffering a head injury Jan. 12 against Windsor. … Rookie C Dylan Strome (head) also rejoined the lineup Friday. … The Otters are 13-7-1-0 on the road, while the Generals are 18-4-0-2 at home. … Oshawa, who has won five straight games, leads the Eastern Conference by eight points over Sudbury. … They are tied for second in the league with 127 goals against. The Otters are first with 113. … LW Michael Dal Colle, one of the top prospects for the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, leads the Generals with 31 goals and 70 points in 47 games. … C Scott Laughton, a signed Philadelphia Flyers prospect, has 26 goals and 60 points in 35 games. … RW Dylan Smoskowitz has two goals and six points in six games since being acquired from Mississauga earlier this month.
- Victor Fernandes