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SCOTT FISHER -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 1:30 PM ET

KOOTENAY ICE AT CALGARY HITMEN, 7 P.M., FAN 960

COMING IN:

The Hitmen are coming off a disappointing two-game road trip that saw them secure a single point against two of the league's lesser lights in Moose Jaw and Swift Current. The Ice, winners of six straight, are the hottest team in the league. Kootenay has gained at least a point in 19 consecutive games since its last regulation-time loss on New Year's Eve.

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HEAD-TO-HEAD:

Kootenay has won three of the four meetings this season by scores of 4-3, 6-1 and, most recently, a 3-0 shutout on Jan. 8. The Hitmen's lone victory, a 2-0 shutout came back on Oct. 13.

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WHO'S HOT:

HITMEN -- G Justin Pogge was the only player who bothered showing up for a 1-0 loss in Swift Current Wednesday. He's 10-6-1 since donning a Hitmen jersey in early January.

ICE -- C Dale Mahovsky had a career-high four goals and added a pair of assists as Kootenay blasted Prince George 8-0 earlier this week.

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WHO'S NOT:

HITMEN -- RW Steve Covington has gone 21 games without a goal.

ICE -- C Devin Welsh has one goal and a minus-6 rating in 52 games.

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SPECIAL TEAMS:

Powerplay -- Calgary 16.9% (57-338, 11th); Kootenay 19.0% (52-273, 6th).

Penalty killing -- Calgary 84.9% (8th); Kootenay 87.6% (2nd).

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INJURIES:

HITMEN -- None.

ICE -- RW Andy Bossence (ribs, 2-3 weeks), D Brad Cole (broken arm, one week), LW Casey Lee (arm, day to day).

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NOTABLES:

World junior gold-medal G Jeff Glass has been nearly unbeatable, turning in a spectacular 14-1-1 record since returning to the club. He set a franchise record with his 68th career victory this week, surpassing Dan Blackburn on the all-time list ... World junior LW Nigel Dawes sits sixth in the league in powerplay markers with 13.


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