Game Day

SCOTT FISHER, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:07 AM ET

CALGARY HITMEN (59-9-4)

EDMONTON OIL KINGS (30-34-9)

TONIGHT, 7 P.M. SADDLEDOME RADIO: FAN 960

COMING IN

The Hitmen closed out their club record-setting regular season by winning four of five road games, including a 4-0 whitewash of the Vancouver Giants.

The playoffs started for the Oil Kings Tuesday, when they beat the Prince Albert Raiders in a one-game showdown for the final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference.

HEAD TO HEAD

The Oil Kings beat the Hitmen 4-3 in Game 2 of the regular season. After that, it was all Hitmen as Calgary won the five remaining tilts and outscored Edmonton 28-7.

SPECIAL TEAMS

POWERPLAY -- Calgary 30.2% (116-384, 1st); Edmonton 17.4% (62-356, 17th).

PENALTY KILLING -- Calgary 86.6% (2nd); Edmonton 78.9% (15th).

WHO'S HOT

HITMEN -- It's hard to find anyone on the roster who isn't hot, but C Brett Sonne had three points in the season finale to reach 100.

OIL KINGS -- LW Rhett Rachinski scored the overtime winner Tuesday night in Prince Albert to put his team in the playoffs.

NOTABLES

The Oil Kings have two 20-goal scorers on the roster. The Hitmen have seven ... This is the 12th straight season the Hitmen have qualified for the playoffs -- the longest active streak in the WHL. The Oil Kings, in just their second season in the league, are making their post-season debut ... Hitmen C Brett Sonne, D Paul Postma and LW Kyle Bortis tied for the team lead with 10 points against the Oil Kings during the regular season. LW Brett Breitkreuz, C Brenden Dowd and D Adrian Van de Mosselaer led Edmonton with five points apiece.


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