The Roughnecks enter the 2007 post-season on a two-game winning streak, one of which was 12-11 victory over the Arizona Sting in Phoenix.
The Sting on the other hand, come into the playoffs having lost three straight games.
With the 12-11 victory over the Sting at the Jobing.Com Arena in Phoenix April 13, the Roughnecks won the rubber match, taking two out of three games this season. The Sting and Roughnecks have only met once before in the playoffs and that was in 2005. Arizona beat Calgary 19-15 at the 'Dome and later earned a Champion's Cup date against Toronto.
ROUGHNECKS -- F Tracey Kelusky had nine points (2g, 7a) in the Roughnecks' 17-11 victory over the Edmonton Rush last Saturday.
STING -- F Dan Dawson had a hat-trick and five assists in the Arizona's last game against the Minnesota Swarm.
POWERPLAY -- Calgary 48% (52-for-108, 4th in NLL); Arizona 46% (53-for-115, 6th).
PENALTY KILLING -- Calgary 57% (5th); Arizona 55% (8th).
Roughnecks D Craig Gelsvik will not play in tonight's game due to personal reasons. It's expected newly acquired defender Tyler Francey will take Gelsvik's place in the lineup. Francey played his first game for the Roughnecks in Phoenix (April 13). He was acquired just prior to the March 20 trade deadline. He collected six loose balls in his debut ... Calgary was the second highest scoring team (219 goals) in the NLL this season and the third worst in goals against (202) ... Calgary captain Tracey Kelusky was the only member of the Roughnecks not to spend a single minute in the penalty box this season ... Calgary D Jeff Moleski finished the regular season tied for most shorthanded goals with five. Moleski was joined by John Grant Jr. of Rochester and Bill McGlone of Chicago.