The Tigers won both games convincingly in Medicine Hat, outscoring Calgary 6-1. Forwards Derek Dorsett, Darren Helm and Chris Stevens had three points apiece as Medicine Hat took a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference Final.
Medicine Hat won the season series 5-3, with each team winning two games at the 'Dome. The Hitmen and Tigers had never met in the playoffs prior to this series.
HITMEN -- RW Steve Covington has points in five of his last six games.
TIGERS -- G Matt Keetley has a 0.50 GAA and a .982 save percentage in the series.
HITMEN -- LW Brodie Dupont and C Ryan White have been blanked by the Tigers.
TIGERS -- C Matt Lowry is looking for his first point of the playoffs.
POWERPLAY -- Calgary 19.4% (18-93, 5th); Medicine Hat 21.9% (21-96, 3rd).
PENALTY KILLING -- Calgary 84.5% (6th); Medicine Hat 83.3% (T8th).
HITMEN -- None.
TIGERS -- None.
The Hitmen are 5-1 at the 'Dome in the post-season (22-11-2-1 during the season, .653, tied for 10th) ... The Tigers were 23-12-1-0 on the road during the regular season. Their .653 winning percentage was second to Everett's .667. Medicine Hat is 3-2 away from home in the post-season ... Medicine Hat G Matt Keetley, a Calgary Flames draft pick, is 10-3 with a 2.15 GAA and .916 save percentage. Hitmen G Dan Spence is 8-7 (2.64 GAA, .898) ... Keetley (top goaltender), Kris Russell (WHL MVP, top defenceman) and GM/coach Will Desjardins (top executive) have been named finalists for year-end awards ... The Hitmen have given Medicine Hat 14 powerplays over the past two games.