MEDICINE HAT TIGERS AT CALGARY HITMEN, 7 P.M., 'DOME, RADIO: FAN 960
The Hitmen are coming off a demoralizing 3-2 OT loss Sunday in Lethbridge, in which they gassed a 2-0 lead in the final five minutes. The Tigers, who tied Moose Jaw 1-1 Sunday, are 2-0-1 in their last three.
The Gas City gang has had Calgary's number in 2004-05, winning all five tilts this year. And they've done it convincingly, outscoring the Hitmen 20-6.
HITMEN -- Rookie LW Brodie Dupont has been superb the last two weeks.
TIGERS -- RW Derek Dorsett earned his club a point by scoring the Hat's only goal in a 1-1 tie with Moose Jaw Sunday.
HITMEN -- Rookie C Ryan White was held without a goal in February.
TIGERS -- Former Kamloops captain Jarret Lukin has three goals in 18 games since joining the Hat.
Powerplay -- Calgary 18.1% (66-364, 9th); Medicine Hat 19.6% (73-372, 4th).
Penalty killing -- Calgary 84.3% (9th); Medicine Hat 86.6% (2nd).
HITMEN -- D Darryl Yacboski (shoulder, day to day), RW Roman Tomanek (shoulder, week to week).
TIGERS -- None.
The Hitmen powerplay has connected for just three goals in 24 attempts (12.5%) against the Tigers this season. Medicine Hat is 8-35 (22.9%) over the five games ... Tigers G Kevin Nastiuk shut out the Hitmen in the first two meetings as Medicine Hat won 1-0 and 7-0 back in October ... Including tonight, the Hitmen have seven games left.