Hitmen Game Day

SCOTT FISHER, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:11 AM ET

TONIGHT, 6 P.M. KEYSTONE CENTRE RADIO: FAN 960

HITMEN LEAD SERIES 2-0

COMING IN

The Hitmen are riding a season-high 13-game winning streak and have posted a franchise-record 10 straight playoff victories. They haven't lost in 48 days.

The Wheat Kings have lost two straight for the first time since the Saskatoon Blades won a pair in Brandon Feb. 27 and 28.

HEAD TO HEAD

The Hitmen have won five of six meetings. They were 3-0-1 against the Wheaties during the regular season.

This is the fourth time the teams have met in the playoffs. The Wheat Kings beat the Hitmen in five games (1998) and seven games (2005) while Calgary took the last matchup in six games (2007).

SPECIAL TEAMS

POWERPLAY -- Calgary 25.9% (14-54, 4th); Brandon 28.3% (13-46, 1st).

PENALTY KILLING -- Calgary 83.3% (6th); Brandon 72.9% (13th).

WHO'S HOT

HITMEN -- LW Kyle Bortis has a seven-game points streak (four goals, 12 points).

WHEAT KINGS -- C Brayden Schenn has hit the scoresheet in every post-season game (eight goals and 17 points in 10 games).

NOTABLES

The Hitmen have 529 games of playoff experience on their roster. The Wheat Kings have 363 games ... The Wheat Kings have scored seven goals in the first two games. That matches the total number of goals the Hitmen surrendered through the first two rounds ... The Hitmen have a 3-6 lifetime playoff record at Brandon's Keystone Centre ... This is the Wheat Kings' fourth appearance in the Eastern Conference final in the last eight years. The Hitmen are in the East final for the third straight year, but are looking for their first berth in the WHL final since 1999 ... Wheat Kings LW Matt Calvert leads his team with three points in the series. The Hitmen have nine players with at least three points through two games. Joel Broda (2g, 2a) and Kris Foucault (1g, 3a) lead the way.


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