GAME OVER

Cameron Maxwell, Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 6:06 AM ET

CALGARY HITMEN 4 BRANDON WHEAT KINGS 2

SUN THREE STARS:

1. Tyrel Lucas, Hitmen: Scored twice and is now tied for second on the team with five playoff goals. Was often found buzzing around the opposition's cage.

2. Ryan Getzlaf, Hitmen: Another pair of helpers for the Calgary captain.

3. Riley Merkley, Hitmen: Good job penalty killing and was rewarded with a short-handed goal.

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HITMEN SPARKPLUG:

Brodie Dupont. The Moose checked everything in sight, worked the corners and generated a couple of scoring chances for the Hitmen.

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TURNING POINT:

Some great work in the Brandon zone by Brett O'Malley led to Tyrel Lucas's game-winning goal at 8:31 of the final frame.

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WHAT IT MEANS:

The Hitmen have a 3-1 stranglehold on the series and can close it out in Brandon tomorrow night.

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HIT OF THE GAME:

Rugged RW Ryan Reaves clocked Hitmen D Alex Plante in the second period with a strong shoulder check in the Hitmen zone, sending the 15-year-old flying into the corner.

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SAVE OF THE GAME:

With his team trailing 2-1 early in the third, Wheaties goalie Tyler Plante fell backwards and threw up his glove, knocking away C Tyrel Lucas's scoring chance.

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SCRATCHES:

* HITMEN: D Darryl Yacboski (shoulder, out for the playoffs), D Brett Carson (concussion, week-to-week), LW Roman Tomanek (healthy), RW Isaac Reid (healthy), C Brett Sonne (healthy).

* WHEATIES: D Mike Cann (healthy), D Theran Yeo (healthy), C Teegan Moore (ankle), LW Cole Hunter (healthy).


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