Game day - Warriors at Hitmen

SCOTT FISHER -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 11:11 AM ET

COMING IN:

Both heavily favoured teams received a scare in the opening round but eventually prevailed with six-game victories. The Hitmen took care of Lethbridge, winning the last two in overtime, while Moose Jaw eliminated Brandon, the last two by shutouts.

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HEAD-TO-HEAD:

Calgary won three of four regular-season meetings, holding the high-powered Warriors to a single goal in each victory. This is the second time the Hitmen and Warriors have met in the post-season with Calgary sweeping an opening-round set in 2000.

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SPECIAL TEAMS:

POWERPLAY -- Calgary 22.4% (11-49, 4th); Moose Jaw 14.3% (5-35, 11th).

PENALTY KILLING -- Calgary 82.2% (9th); Moose Jaw 94.3% (2nd).

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NOTABLE:

LW Brodie Dupont led the charge against the Warriors with three goals and three helpers in four games. C Riley Merkley (0-5-5) was next.


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