Game Day

CAMERON MAXWELL -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 8:49 AM ET

CALGARY HITMEN AT LETHBRIDGE HURRICANES, 7 P.M., FAN 960

COMING IN:

The Hitmen have won the last three games of the best-of-seven series, including a 3-2 triumph the last time they played in Lethbridge for Game 2. The favoured 'Canes lost 3-2 in double overtime Wednesday night at the 'Dome.

WHO'S HOT:

Hitmen -- LW Andrew Ladd has five points, including two game-winning goals, while RW Ryan Getzlaf is tied for the WHL playoff scoring lead with six points (1g, 5a).

Hurricanes -- D Brent Seabrook has stood tall, logging all kinds of ice time and leads his team in scoring with three points.

WHO'S NOT:

Hitmen -- Import RW Konstantin Pushkarev finally got his first post-season goal Wednesday, via the powerplay, and hasn't done much else.

Hurricanes -- C Kyle Pess, who has no points and is minus-2, was benched for Wednesday's tilt by head coach Lindsay Hofford.

INJURIES:

Hitmen -- D Darryl Yacboski (shoulder, is done for the playoffs and will have surgery April 7).

Hurricanes -- None reported, although D/LW Shawn Mezei's wonky neck was acting up Wednesday.

SPECIAL TEAMS:

Powerplay -- Hitmen: 23.5%

(4-17, 5th); Hurricanes: 4.8% (1-21, worst in the WHL).

Penalty Kill -- Hitmen: 95.2% (first overall); Hurricanes: 76.5% (13th overall).

NOTABLES:

A win tonight would give the Hitmen a 4-1 series win and their first second round berth since 2001, when they knocked off the Regina Pats to open the playoffs ... Hitmen G Justin Pogge is third in the league in save percentage with .951. He's also third with a 1.37 goals against average ... Hitmen fourth-liner Darryl Moscaluk has no points but is plus-3 for the series ... Over the last five seasons, the Hitmen lead the matchup over the Hurricanes with a 37-25-7 record.


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