Game Over

CAMERON MAXWELL -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 9:00 AM ET

SUN THREE STARS

1. MITCH FADDEN, HURRICANES

2. YASHAR FARMANARA, HURRICANES

3. FREDDIE PETTERSSON, HITMEN

TURNING POINT:

A weak goal by Lethbridge's Mitch Fadden at 4:40 of the second tied the game at 3-3 and really gave the 'Canes some extra life.

WHAT IT MEANS:

The Hitmen have lost two in a row and now trail the playoff series 2-1.

HIT OF THE GAME:

Calgary's Derek LeBlanc crushed Hurricanes captain Mark Ashton into the boards in the Lethbridge corner after the two chased down a Hitmen dump-in in the middle of the second frame.

SAVE OF THE GAME:

With the scored tied 3-3 in the second, Lethbridge rookie 'tender Justin Leclerc robbed Derek LeBlanc, who one-timed a cannon from the circle but Leclerc slid over to get his left pad on the shot with Calgary on the powerplay.

SCRATCHES:

HITMEN -- F Kris Deines (thumb, day to day), D Dylan Yeo (wrist, indefinite), D Curtis Kelner (healthy).

HURRICANES -- F Mike Wuchterl (concussion, indefinite), F Andy Bentz (healthy), D Randy King (healthy), F Isaac Reid (healthy).

NOTABLES:

Hitmen head coach Kelly Kisio considered pulling starting goaltender Justin Pogge, although opted not to, despite allowing six goals on just 21 shots ... Of the nine goals the Hitmen have scored through the first three games, just one has been at even strength. Seven have come via the powerplay and they've got a shorthanded tally ... Prior to last night's game, the Hitmen were the second-most penalized WHL team in the playoffs with 62 minutes of infractions. They'd been shorthanded 26 times in the series, most among all playoff teams.


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