INDIANAPOLIS: With three away games this week for the Indy Fuel they will look to put something together for a win. The Fuel have not been very lucky lately with leads, scoring goals, or staying tough on defense. I am not really sure what to really get into depth about because it is the same every game.
The Fuel will travel south this weekend playing the Allen Americans twice and the Tulsa Oilers once before having a few days off. The Fuel will first visit the Americans who have won their last three of four. They are also in first place of their division and are looking to stay hot.
The Fuel just need the want to win in this game, in any of these games. The Americans are going to be a tough team for the Fuel this coming weekend, especially in their rink. If the Fuel want to win they have to do simple better.
The Fuel are on a seven game losing streak and that is not something I want to keep saying. This team has a lot of talent with Alex Wideman having four goals and three assists in seven games. Another talented player right now for them is Josh Shalla who has been hot as of late with three goals and two assists in seven games.
Tyler Barnes and Matt Rupert have also scored three goals in seven games, while Cason Hohmann and Brandon Martell have tallied three assists in seven games. I believe they need more shots on net and play making to up the tallies.
The Fuel have had let up tons of shots on goal in the last seven games. The most in a game were 59 when they played against the Kalamazoo Wings. The least amount of shots on goal was 33 against the Brampton Beast.
The Fuel need to minimize mistakes at the blue line, making soft passes, and taking unnecessary penalties. The Fuel need to stay out of the penalty box and score on the man advantage. If they do these things they will win a game or two this weekend.
I am really hoping they win a game so they can just get confidence in themselves. It looks like they have no confidence, no hustle, and no want to win. They need to show up and have fun, at this point they need to just have fun.