Game Day

CAMERON MAXWELL -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 7:49 AM ET

Game 7, Hitmen at Brandon Wheat Kings, 6 p.m., Radio: Fan 960, TV: Shaw Ch. 10

COMING IN:

After reeling off two straight wins, the Wheat Kings are poised to complete the comeback on home ice, while it's the Hitmen now facing a do-or-die situation after leading the series 3-1.

HEAD-TO-HEAD:

Calgary was 1-1-1-1 in four regular-season games against the Wheaties. Each team scored 13 goals with two games going to overtime.

WHO'S HOT:

HITMEN -- RW Ryan Getzlaf got an assist in Game 6 Monday, extending his points streak to 10 games.

WHEATIES -- Overage RW Lance Monych has scored in three straight games and has five goals in the series.

WHO'S NOT:

HITMEN -- LW Andrew Ladd, who has one assist over the last four games and is minus-1.

WHEATIES -- Import LW Sami Sandell is pointless through the last four tilts against Calgary. The Finn is minus-4 over that stretch.

INJURIES:

HITMEN -- D Brett Carson (concussion, week to week), D Darryl Yacboski (shoulder surgery, out for the playoffs).

WHEATIES -- C Teegan Moore (ankle, day to day).

SPECIAL TEAMS:

POWERPLAY -- Calgary -- 23.6% (13-55, 2nd); Brandon -- 24.1% (13-54, 1st).

PENALTY KILL -- Calgary -- 87.8% (4th); Brandon -- 75.8% (15th).

NOTABLES:

Over the last three games, Wheat Kings GM/head coach Kelly McCrimmon has opted to go with just five defencemen, sitting Mark Louis ... The Hitmen have outshot Brandon in every game ... The last time Calgary played a Game 7 was a year ago against Red Deer and lost 4-2 ... Through its history, Calgary is 2-2 in Game 7s, while the Wheat Kings are 2-1 over the last decade in deciding games ... The Hitmen have scored first just once in the series back in Game 1, a 10-1 triumph at the Keystone Centre ... Since Game 1, the Hitmen's powerplay is 3-for-24, while the Wheaties only is a bit better, going 5-for-21.


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