Game day

TY PILSON -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 12:19 PM ET

CALGARY ROUGHNECKS (9-7) at COLORADO MAMMOTH (10-6), 7:30 p.m.; TV: None

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COMING IN:

The Roughnecks lost two straight against the Mammoth to end the regular season, including a 17-7 thumping last Saturday at the 'Dome that forced the club to open the post-season on the road.

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HEAD-TO-HEAD:

Calgary won one of three against Colorado this season and is 5-6 lifetime vs. the Mammoth. The Riggers are 1-0 in playoff tilts at the Pepsi Center, prevailing 13-11 in the 2004 West Division final.

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WHO'S HOT:

CALGARY -- Nobody was in Calgary's 17-7 loss to the Mammoth but Calgary sniper Kaleb Toth did break out of a scoring slump notching a pair of goals and three points.

COLORADO -- F Brian Langtry lit up the Riggers with five goals and six points the last time the two clubs met. He was on fire from the outside scoring four goals from long distance.

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WHO'S NOT:

CALGARY -- Calgary captain Tracey Kelusky was held without a goal in the recent loss and managed only a pair of assists.

COLORADO -- F Ben Prepchuk was held to a single goal in the 17-7 thumping.

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SPECIAL TEAMS:

POWERPLAY -- Cal, 40.86% (8th); Col, 48.25% (2nd).

PENALTY KILL -- Cal, 62.26% (4th); Col, 64.10% (3rd).

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NOTABLES:

The Roughnecks are 3-2 lifetime in the playoffs and 2-1 on the road ... Calgary F Jason Wulder was suspended by the league Wednesday for intent to injure stemming from a hit on Colorado D Dave Stilley last Saturday. However, Wulder is expected to appeal and play tonight while he awaits a hearing ... Colorado captain Gavin Prout, who was suspended a game for leaving the bench during an altercation last Saturday, had his suspension overturned by an independent arbitrator Thursday and will play tonight ... Calgary G Curtis Palidwor will get the start in net tonight. Palidwor played 44:19 in the loss to the Mammoth last Saturday allowing 10 goals on 44 shots and switched places with backup Andrew Leyshon a few times.


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