Game Day

SCOTT FISHER -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 8:26 AM ET

BRANDON WHEAT KINGS AT CALGARY HITMEN, 7 P.M., 'DOME, RADIO: FAN 960, TV: SHAW

COMING IN:

The two clubs split the first two games in Brandon with Calgary pounding the home side 10-1 in the opener and the Wheat Kings rebounding for a 5-1 victory in Game 2.

HEAT TO HEAD:

Calgary was 1-1-1-1 in four games against the Wheaties during the season with each team scoring 13 goals. Brandon won the only playoff series between the two teams, beating the Hitmen 4-1 in 1998.

WHO'S HOT:

HITMEN -- LW Andrew Ladd, who had five goals in the opening round, added two goals and two assists on the weekend.

WHEAT KINGS -- RW Lance Monych had a goal and two helpers in Brandon's Game 2 win.

WHO'S NOT:

HITMEN -- Second-line RW Brett O'Malley hasn't picked up a point in the playoffs.

WHEAT KINGS -- C Jeff Topilko was held scoreless and had a minus-2 ranking in the first two games.

SPECIAL TEAMS:

POWERPLAY -- Calgary 27.0% (10-37, 1st); Brandon 22.5% (9-40, 4th).

PENALTY KILLING -- Calgary 94.3% (1st); Brandon 72.9% (16th).

INJURIES:

HITMEN -- D Alex Plante (head, day to day), D Darryl Yacboski (shoulder, out for playoffs).

HURRICANES -- RW Ryan Reaves (upper body, day to day).

NOTABLES:

The Wheaties were 1-0-1-0 at the 'Dome (5-5 tie and 3-2 OT victory) in the regular season ... Hitmen G Justin Pogge leads all playoff goalies with a 1.48 GAA.


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