Brandon powerplay suddenly dangerous

SCOTT FISHER -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 11:47 AM ET

BRANDON -- If you keep playing with fire, you'll eventually get burned. The Calgary Hitmen had done a masterful job against Brandon's top-ranked powerplay through the first four games of the series, holding the Wheaties to three goals on 19 attempts.

But it was only a matter of time before the Brandon snipers found the range.

And it couldn't have come at worse time for the Hitmen, who surrendered two powerplay goals in last night's 6-4 loss in Game 5.

Hitmen GM/head coach Kelly Kisio said his club can't afford to take unnecessary penalties.

"They have some very skilled guys and if you take undisciplined penalties, you're going to pay for it eventually," Kisio said.

"And tonight we did."

Rookie Ryan White, who scored twice for Calgary, was sitting in the sin bin when the Wheaties potted the game winner in the third.

Ryan Getzlaf was serving two for a slash on nemesis Ryan Stone during the other PP marker.

White admitted he and his teammates took some bad penalties -- and it cost them.

"They only got four powerplays tonight but those aren't the penalties you want to be taking," White said. "You want to be taking ones that are going to stop goals, not the selfish ones.

"Those are the ones that are going to come back and hurt us and we know that.

"That powerplay over there was No. 1 in the league all year.

"We can't give them any chances or they'll put the puck in the net."


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