The Tohoku Freeblades take the bus (Santa’s sleigh maybe?) to Incheon tonight for their fourth meeting with Daemyung Sangmu at 6pm KST. Sangmu went 1-2 in 3 games against the Blades in Hachinoe to open the season. The teams find themselves in opposite positions from the previous three meetings with Sangmu being short-staffed this time. Neither team is afraid to go nuclear. Whether they dress 12 or 20 guys, the penalty box doors often get a workout when these teams clash.
The Blades are 6-4 in their last 10 but have dropped 2 straight They are 4-6 on the road including 2-0 in their last two. Meanwhile, Sangmu has lost 8 in a row (4 straight at home) and is 1-9 in their last 10 and 3-11 at home.
Sangmu’s power play has been dreadful this year with 7 power play goals at home, yet only one in their last ten games (1/40). The Blades have the second best road power play, 10/37 27%. Sangmu also has the worst penalty kill at home with 64.7%.
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