GAME DAY: ‘Canes vs. Oil Kings

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Who: 
Lethbridge Hurricanes vs. Edmonton Oil Kings
Where: ENMAX Centre
When: 7pm puck drop, pregame at 6:45pm
Listen: ROCK 106
Watch: WHL Live

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‘Canes vs. Oil Kings in 2014/15:
 2-2-0-0
Last Meeting: February 3rd/2015 – 4-3 Hurricanes (in Edmonton)

‘Canes Record: 18-35-4-3
‘Canes Home Record: 10-16-2-3
‘Canes Road Record: 8-19-2-0

Oil Kings Record: 27-28-4-2
Oil Kings Home Record:
16-13-1-1
Oil Kings Road Record: 11-15-3-1

‘Canes Leading Scorer: Tyler Wong (22G, 25A, 47P)
Oil Kings Leading Scorer: Brett Pollock (26G, 24A, 50P)

The Break Down

The Lethbridge Hurricanes return home to play a one-off at the ENMAX Centre before the next five on the road as they host the Edmonton Oil Kings tonight at 7pm.

The Hurricanes are coming off a three game US Division road trip that saw them play strong hockey despite going 0-2-1-0 in the three games. The ‘Canes wrapped up the trip with a crazy 5-4 loss Sunday afternoon in Everett to the Silvertips after a 5-2 loss to Portland on Saturday and a wild 4-3 overtime loss to Seattle on Friday to kick the trip off.

The Oil Kings are having a pedestrian season after winning the Memorial Cup last year. Edmonton enters play tonight below five-hundred after a loss last night to the Red Deer Rebels at Rexall Place.

What To Watch

Lethbridge Point of View

Rare Sighting: Tonight will be the only time the Hurricanes play a home game in a nine game span. The ‘Canes just wrapped up a three game road trip in the United States and after tonight the ‘Canes play the next five games away from home.

February Fun: The Hurricanes are having a good month of February so far having posted a 6-4-1-0 record with just two games remaining. If the Hurricanes lose both games, they’ll end the month with a five-hundred record, if they win tonight, they will secure themselves an above five-hundred record for the first time since February of 2012 when they went 7-5-0-0.

Edmonton Point of View

Road Legs: The Oil Kings may be a tired team having played last night in Edmonton at Rexall Place. Having made the five and a half hour trip, the Hurricanes should get on them quick as Edmonton might have some heavy bus legs to start the game.

Tough Year: The Oil Kings are having a transition year after winning the Memorial Cup last season and losing key pieces to that puzzle like Curtis Lazar, Henrik Samuelsson, and Griffin Reinhart. This year, the Oil Kings are below five-hundred, but are currently holding down the final Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference.

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