Game Day

TY PILSON -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 7:38 AM ET

Roughnecks (5-4) at Edmonton Rush (1-10), 7:30 p.m., TV: Sportsnet

COMING IN:

* CALGARY -- The Roughnecks have won two straight over West powerhouses Arizona and Colorado, most recently a 15-14 overtime nail-biter against the Mammoth at the 'Dome March 11.

* EDMONTON -- The Rush lost another close one last Saturday, rallying in the second half before eventually falling 12-11 to the Stealth in San Jose.

HEAD-TO-HEAD:

The Roughnecks have taken two of three meetings this season. The Rush won its first-ever game in the last matchup Feb. 17, beating Calgary 12-11 at the 'Dome.

WHO'S HOT:

* CALGARY -- Veteran F Jason Wulder led Calgary with four goals -- two even-strength, one powerplay and one with the extra attacker -- in the win over Colorado.

* EDMONTON -- F Kevin Howard, an Edmonton native, had his best game of the season, scoring four times and adding an assist in a losing cause against the Stealth.

WHO'S NOT

* CALGARY -- In a rarity, captain Tracey Kelusky was held without a goal but chipped in a couple of helpers in the victory over the Mammoth.

* EDMONTON -- F Kerry Susheski was held goal-less on three shots against San Jose.

SPECIAL TEAMS:

POWERPLAY -- Calgary 38.98% (6th); Edmonton 26.67% (11th)

PENALTY KILL -- Calgary 63.93% (4th); Edmonton 51.85% (10th)

NOTABLES:

D Jesse Phillips, nursing a sore knee, was moved from the IR to the active roster this week but isn't expected to dress this weekend against Edmonton tonight or San Jose tomorrow night. D Andy Ogilvie will miss tonight's game but will play in San Jose.


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