Game Day

SCOTT FISHER -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:40 AM ET

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL

COMING IN

The Hitmen won four straight to eliminate the Brandon Wheat Kings in six games. They outlasted the Kootenay Ice in a seven-game marathon in the opening round.

The Tigers swept the Regina Pats after being pushed to seven games by Red Deer in Round 1.

HEAD TO HEAD

Medicine Hat won the season series 5-3, with one of the victories coming in a shootout. The Tigers outscored Calgary 24-22 over the eight games, six of which were decided by two goals or less. The Hitmen and Tigers have never met in the post-season.

WHO'S HOT

TIGERS -- LW Darren Helm leads the team with 13 points.

HITMEN -- LW Derek LeBlanc is on a six-game points streak after blitzing the Wheat Kings for 11 points.

WHO'S NOT

TIGERS -- C Matt Lowry is looking for his first playoff point.

HITMEN -- LW Freddie Pettersson has gone nine games without a goal.

SPECIAL TEAMS

POWERPLAY -- Calgary 20.0% (17-85, 5th); Medicine Hat 22.0% (18-82, 3rd).

PENALTY KILLING -- Calgary 85.7% (4th); Medicine Hat 82.8% (10th).

INJURIES

HITMEN -- none.

TIGERS -- RW Jakub Rumpel (hand, out).


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