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, Last Updated: 8:03 AM ET

LETHBRIDGE HURRICANES @ CALGARY HITMEN

SERIES TIED 1-1

GAME 3 TONIGHT, 7 P.M., 'DOME, RADIO: FAN 960

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COMING IN:

Lethbridge snapped a nine-game losing streak Saturday when the Hitmen imploded, handing the 'Canes 14 powerplays. Calgary has surrendered 24 powerplays in the first two games.

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HEAD-TO-HEAD:

The two teams split the opening pair in Lethbridge, thanks to Steve Covington's shorthanded game winner in the series-opener. Calgary took five of the six meetings this season.

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MAJOR PLAYERS:

HITMEN -- G Justin Pogge wasn't up to his usual brilliant standard in Lethbridge and is 14th among the 16 playoff goaltenders with a 3.50 GAA. But he's been almost unbeatable at home this year (21-4-5 with a 1.55 GAA and .927 save percentage).

HURRICANES -- LW Colton Yellow Horn (75 points during the regular season) is the most dangerous offensive weapon in the series. The 5-ft. 8-in., 182-pounder has already matched the three points he put up in the post-season last spring.

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SPECIAL TEAMS:

POWERPLAY -- Calgary 15.0% (3-20, 8th); Lethbridge 20.8% (5-24, 6th).

PENALTY KILLING -- Calgary 79.2% (11th); Lethbridge 85.0% (9th).

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INJURIES:

HITMEN -- LW Kris Deines (thumb, 1-2 weeks), D Dylan Yeo (wrist, 7 weeks).

HURRICANES -- LW Mike Wuchterl (concussion, indefinite).

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NOTABLE:

Calgary's top four regular-season scorers (Brodie Dupont, Ryan White, Freddie Pettersson and Brett Carson) have combined for one goal so far.


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