‘Canes vs. Blades in 2013/14: 1-5-0-0
Last Meeting: February 17th/2014 – 12-0 win for Edmonton (in Edmonton)
‘Canes Record: 2-8-0-1
‘Canes Home Record: 1-3-0-1
‘Canes Road Record: 1-5-0-0
Blades Record: 4-7-0-0
Blades Home Record: 3-3-0-0
Blades Road Record: 1-4-0-0
‘Canes Leading Scorer: Riley Sheen (3G, 5A, 8P)
Blades Leading Scorer: Alex Forsberg (6G, 4A, 10P)
The Lethbridge Hurricanes are coming off their first road win of the season Tuesday night in Edmonton 2-1 in a shootout as they kicked off their current four game road trip. The ‘Canes played a strong road game on the back of a spectacular goaltending performance by 15-year-old Stuart Skinner who made 46 saves, and stopped all three shootout shooters to preserve the win.
The Hurricanes are now 2-8-0-1 on the season and continue their four game road trip tonight against the Saskatoon Blades. The Blades are sitting 4-7-0-0 on the season and sit last in the East Division.
Saskatoon is coming off a 5-3 win over the Kootenay Ice on Wednesday. The Blades have won four of their last five games.
Lethbridge Point of View
Character Win: The Hurricanes are coming off a great team-building 2-1 shootout win in Edmonton on Tuesday against the Oil Kings. Timely scoring, spectacular goaltending, and the trust and faith in all 20 guys to play paid major dividends en route to the win. The ‘Canes just need to continue with that mantra and start believing they can win games. Once you believe it, the confidence will come and that will translate into victories.
Captain Gone Cold: When will he break through? First year ‘Canes Captain Jamal Watson currently sits with 99 career points and could be the second ‘Cane to hit the century mark this season with a single point – Riley Sheen was the other. Watson is entering without a point in his last six games, and in the process has slipped to a team worst minus-10 on the season (Nick Walters also -10).
SKINNER!!: Stuart Skinner is coming off yet another outstanding performance for the Hurricanes stopping 46 of 47 shots he faced in a 2-1 shootout win Tuesday in Edmonton against the Memorial Cup Champions. It was the first time the Edmonton product played, and won, at Rexall Place. The ‘Canes need the 15-year-old to continue with that type of play and steal some games moving forward.
Saskatoon Point of View
Finding Their Stride: The Blades starting to find their stride having won four of their last five games after losing their first six games.
Forsberg-esc: The Blades have a play by the name of Alex Forsberg, and he has been playing like his last name. Forsberg leads the Blades in scoring and it just one point shy of a point per game pace.