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Neepawa Natives Game Preview

Tonight’s match-up against the Neepawa Natives is the first in a stretch that will see the Pistons play four games in five nights, with all four games against teams that are trending at the bottom of the standings.

The Neepawa Natives have had a rough December, carrying a 10 game losing streak into the New Year. But the Natives were able to get back into the win column last Wednesday and will look to build off that tonight at the T.G. Smith Centre.

The last and only time this season these two teams played was back in October when Tyler Penner scored a late third period goal to force overtime, where the Pistons eventually went on to win 3-2 in a shootout.

Watch for Pistons forward Dan Taillefer. Taillefer enters tonight’s game on an 11 game point streak, scoring 5 goals and 10 assists during that time. Since November 1st, Taillefer has points in 21 of 25 games.

The Natives enter the game boasting the league’s 4th top scorer in Drake Lindsey. Lindsey has 19 goals and 30 assists for 49 points in 42 games.  The Grosse Isle, Manitoba product enters the game on recent offensive tear, having tallied 3 goals and 2 assists in the past two
games.

The Pistons will be looking to start this stretch of four games in a five day window on a positive note before they travel north on Friday for three-in-three against the OCN Blizzard, Swan Valley Stampeders and Dauphin Kings.