Game Over

CAMERON MAXWELL -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 8:29 AM ET

CALGARY HITMEN 3 BRANDON WHEAT KINGS 1

SUN THREE STARS:

1. Ryan Getzlaf, Hitmen -- Scored Calgary's third goal and chipped in an assist.

2. Justin Pogge, Hitmen -- Allowed a weak goal to Jakub Sindel but was otherwise solid between the pipes.

3. Brett O'Malley, Hitmen -- Assisted on Calgary's second goal and did yeoman's work in the corners and along the boards.

HITMEN SPARKPLUG:

C Tyrel Lucas -- Had his best game of the playoffs.

TURNING POINT:

Brandon's repeated failure to clear its zone early in the second period led to Konstantin Pushkarev's game-winner for the Hitmen.

WHAT IT MEANS:

The Hitmen go up 2-1 in the best-of-seven affair and have a shot at taking control of the series tonight (Saddledome, 7 p.m., Fan 960, Shaw TV).

HIT OF THE GAME:

Brandon C Ryan Stone drilled D Brett Carson in the third, sparking some late-game fisticuffs.

SAVE OF THE GAME:

With the Wheaties down 2-1 in the second, Brandon G Tyler Plante robbed C Riley Merkley, getting his right pad on a one-timer.

SCRATCHES:

HITMEN -- D Darryl Yacboski (shoulder), D Justin Falk (healthy), LW Roman Tomanek (healthy), RW Isaac Reid (healthy), C Brett Sonne (healthy).

WHEATIES -- LW Corey Courchene (undisclosed), D Mike Cann (healthy), D Theran Yeo (healthy), C Teegan Moore (ankle).


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