Charlotte Checkers

Charlotte Checkers Gameday for 03.04.15

Rampage (31-19-5-0) at Checkers (21-29-5-1)

Time Warner Cable Arena, 7 p.m.

The Checkers headed north of the boarder riding a season-long three-game winning streak, but were humbled by the Marlies, who outscored them 10-4 in a two-game sweep before splitting two games in Hamilton. … Charlotte now returns home, where it has won its last three contests for a mid-week back-to-back with San Antonio. … Despite scoring three or more goals in five of their last seven games, the Checkers entered Tuesday tied for the worst goals-per-game average (2.20) in the AHL. … Charlotte goaltender Drew MacIntyre is 1-7 over his last eight starts and has allowed three or more goals in all seven losses. … MacIntyre’s backup, John Muse, is 5-2 over his last seven, with a 2.28 goals against average. … The Checkers have killed 19 consecutive penalties over their last seven games. The streak is tied for the longest this season by the team. … Charlotte's penalty kill ranks ninth in the league at 85.8 percent. … After going 29 games without a goal (Nov. 30) and 20 games without a point (Dec. 29), Checkers rookie forward Brock McGinn has five goals in his last eight games (5g, 1a). … Since returning from the ECHL's Florida Everblades on Jan. 4, forward Alex Aleardi has 14 points (8g, 6a) in 19 games, including eight in his last nine (5g, 3a). … Defenseman Rasmus Rissanen was recalled by Carolina on March 3. … Chad LaRose has missed Charlotte’s last three games with an undisclosed injury. … Keegan Lowe (undisclosed injury) has missed one game. … The Rampage (178), which has gone 5-4-1 over its last 10, has scored 55 more goals than Charlotte (123) this season, which is tops in the AHL. Seth Lakso