Game day

CAMERON MAXWELL -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 1:26 PM ET

KOOTENAY ICE AT CALGARY HITMEN, 2:30 P.M., SADDLEDOME, RADIO: FAN 960

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COMING IN:

The Hitmen head into their final home game of the regular season after blowing a two-goal, third period lead against Red Deer Friday. The Ice is playing its third game in three days.

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HEAD TO HEAD:

Calgary has struggled against Kootenay, going 1-4-1 this season against the powerful Ice, who are second overall in the WHL. Calgary got waxed 5-0 in Cranbrook earlier this week.

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WHO'S HOT:

* HITMEN -- C Ryan Getzlaf tallied a goal and an assist Friday against Red Deer.

* ICE -- C Ryan Russel has three goals and two assists in his last three games.

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WHO'S NOT:

* HITMEN -- C Riley Merkley has just one goal in his last 15 games.

* ICE -- Overage C Adam Taylor has scored once in his last five outings.

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INJURIES:

* HITMEN -- D Darryl Yacboski (shoulder, undetermined amount of time), RW Brett O'Malley (foot, day to day), D Dylan Yeo (knee, one week), RW Roman Tomanek (shoulder, week to week).

* ICE -- None reported.

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SPECIAL TEAMS:

POWERPLAY -- Hitmen 18% (68-377, 8th), Ice 19.4% (62-319, 5th).

PENALTY KILL -- Hitmen 84.1% (11th), Ice 86% (6th).

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NOTABLES:

It's the final regular-season home game for the Hitmen, who hope to draw more than the 18,200 they had on hand Friday night, which set a new team attendance record ... Hitmen C Ryan Getzlaf has 27 goals on the season but only five tallies came on the road ... G Justin Pogge stopped 37 of 39 shots he faced in a 2-2 tie with Red Deer Friday.


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