Time to light it up

SCOTT FISHER -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 7:42 AM ET

With Calgary's bedridden offence looking for a quick remedy, the Moose Jaw Warriors could be exactly what the doctor ordered.

Hitmen snipers have gone cold over the past two weeks, scoring just 17 times over the last eight games as they've posted a 3-3-2 record.

The Warriors offer the perfect elixir to Calgary's scoring woes, having surrendered a league-high 242 goals this season.

GM/head coach Kelly Kisio said he'd love to see his troops turn the Moose Jaw net into a red-light district tonight (7 p.m., The Fan 960).

"It would be nice if we could break out against them," Kisio said. "But we're just concerned about playing a good, solid hockey game.

"We need to get our game back to where it was a few weeks ago."

With a victory, the Hitmen (30-21-8-3) would move to within two points of second-place Medicine Hat and gain some separation from Red Deer, which is just a point back of Calgary in the Central Division.

But no one needs to remind Kisio his squad has had its troubles with the lowly Warriors, going 0-1-2 against Moose Jaw this season.

"They've probably been situational games as far as when we play them, how we're playing at the time, or if we're short of bodies or something like that," Kisio said.

"But I think they've improved their team a great deal over the last two months."

And when the final tabulations are done in less than a month, the Hitmen could be kicking themselves over their failure to beat some of the league's lesser lights.

"We've left some points on the table against these guys," Kisio said.


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