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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Aeros Lose Again, But Still In Fourth Place (Kind Of)

Just a quick note.  The Aeros lost again, 3-2 in OT against Milwaukee, to go 0-3-1 on the road trip. The Admirals got the game-winning goal with just over three seconds left in the OT. The Aeros return to Toyota Center tomorrow night when they host the Lake Erie Monsters.

Here's the interesting stat for the night: despite going 0-3-1 on the road trip, the Aeros are still, amazingly, in fourth place.  Sure, it's a three-way tie for fourth, but with 77 points, they're still in fourth place (if you're looking at wins, they place in sixth, behind Abbotsford and San Antonio).  And to me, this is the most amazing stat: only seven points separate the fourth place teams, with 77 points, from the Grand Rapids Griffins, who are sitting in 13th place with 70 points.

And we thought the playoff chase last season was tough.

Here's one more interesting note: if Lake Erie defeats the Aeros tomorrow, they leap from 10th place to 7th place, from out of the playoffs to making the playoffs.

The good news for the Aeros -- besides the fact that they're still tied for fourth place, is that seven of their remaining eight games are at home.

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