Game Day

SCOTT FISHER -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:35 AM ET

COMING IN

The Hitmen rebounded from a 2-0 series deficit with two massive wins on home ice, outscoring the Wheat Kings 13-2 in the process and have all the momentum heading back to Brandon.

HEAD TO HEAD

Brandon is 4-0 at home in the playoffs, including a pair of one-goal victories over Calgary in Games 1 and 2.

The Hitmen won one of two regular-season matchups at the Keystone Centre, where the Wheaties have won 14 straight.

The Wheat Kings won both previous playoff matchups in 1998 and 2005.

WHO'S HOT

HITMEN -- LW Brodie Dupont has points in his last six games and leads all players with seven points in the series.

WHEAT KINGS -- Not a single player stood out in lopsided losses at the 'Dome.

WHO'S NOT

HITMEN -- The fourth line of Keegan Dansereau, Riley Merkley and Brendan Rowinski have been trapped in their own zone for lengthy periods.

WHEAT KINGS -- LW Robert Klinkhammer has one assist in four games.

SPECIAL TEAMS

POWERPLAY -- Calgary 20.8% (15-72, 4th); Brandon 14.6% (7-48, 11th).

PENALTY KILLING -- Calgary 85.5% (6th); Brandon 78.3% (14th).

INJURIES

Hitmen -- none.

Wheat Kings -- RW Jeff Topilko (shoulder, game-to-game).

NOTABLES

After sporting the league's second-best powerplay during the regular season, the Wheat Kings are 1-for-17 (5.9%) in the series -- and have surrendered three shorthanded goals ... The Hitmen powerplay is 5-for-22 (22.7%) in the series ... Brandon was 27-4-1-4 (.819) on home ice during the season. Only Everett and Medicine Hat were better ... Wheat Kings G Tyler Plante, the older brother of Hitmen D Alex, came to Calgary with a 2.36 GAA in the playoffs. When he left the 'Dome, it had balooned to 3.12.


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