Game Day

SCOTT FISHER -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 8:41 AM ET

CALGARY HITMEN AT BRANDON WHEAT KINGS (at Winnipeg), 6 P.M., FAN 960

COMING IN:

The Wheaties beat Calgary 3-2 in overtime Sunday afternoon at the 'Dome to snap a three-game losing streak. Calgary is 8-2-0-1 in its last 11 games.

HEAD-TO-HEAD:

Brandon is unbeaten in two games against the Hitmen this season although the Hitmen have earned a point in each game, in a 5-5 tie and a 3-2 OT loss, both at the 'Dome.

WHO'S HOT:

* HITMEN -- D Dustin Kohn had a nine-game point streak snapped Sunday.

* WHEAT KINGS -- RW Tim Konsorada scored a pair of goals, including the OT winner, Sunday against the Hitmen.

WHO'S NOT:

* HITMEN -- RW Steve Covington has gone 13 games without a goal.

* WHEAT KINGS -- C Ryan Stone has just two goals in his last 22 games.

SPECIAL TEAMS:

Powerplay -- Calgary 17.7% (52-293, 6th); Brandon 22.4% (60-268, 2nd).

Penalty killing -- Calgary 83.6% (10th); Brandon 83.1% (12th).

INJURIES:

* HITMEN -- C Ryan Getzlaf (concussion, day to day), D Darryl Yacboski (shoulder, week to week), D Brett Carson (concussion, day to day) and D Tyler Harder (eye, day to day).

* WHEAT KINGS -- D Riley Day (kidney, indefinite), D Jonathan Webb (back, day to day), D Mark Louis (foot, day to day).

NOTABLES:

The two teams will complete their three-games-in-three-cities tour Friday night in Brandon ... The Hitmen, who played 15 games in a busy January, will play 13 times in February ... Wheaties RW Eric Fehr leads the league with 41 goals and 66 points ... Calgary's next home game is Wednesday, Feb. 9 when the Vancouver Giants are in town ... Brandon's OT win on Sunday was its seventh of the season, the most in the WHL. Vancouver and Tri-Cities each have four ... Wheat Kings D Steven Later is eighth in the league in penalty minutes with 150.


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