GAME DAY: ‘Canes at Blades

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Who: 
Lethbridge Hurricanes @ Saskatoon Blades
Where: SaskTel Centre
When: 6pm puck drop, pregame at 5:45pm
Listen: ROCK 106
Watch: WHL Live

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‘Canes vs. Blades in 2014/15:
 3-0-0-0
Last Meeting: February 14th/2015 – 5-3 Hurricanes (in Lethbridge)

‘Canes Record: 19-36-5-3
‘Canes Home Record: 10-16-3-3
‘Canes Road Record: 9-20-2-0

Blades Record: 19-41-2-2
Blades Home Record:
13-17-2-1
Blades Road Record: 6-24-0-1

‘Canes Leading Scorer: Tyler Wong (24G, 28A, 52P)
Blades Leading Scorer: Brett Stovin (28G, 19A, 47P)

The Break Down

The Lethbridge Hurricanes play the second of a three-game East Division road trip tonight in Saskatoon against the Blades. The Hurricanes are coming off a 7-3 defeat on Wednesday night to the Brandon Wheat Kings.

The Hurricanes played a very strong first period, and a pretty good this period in that game against the Wheat Kings outscoring Brandon 3-1 in those two periods. However, a disastrous second period that saw the Wheat Kings score six goals in the middle frame.

The Blades are coming off a 5-2 loss on Wednesday to the Edmonton Oil Kings. Saskatoon has been a streaky team this season, and recently they are on the downs have lost seven of their last ten games.

What To Watch

Lethbridge Point of View

Blade Dominance: The Hurricanes have had success against the Blades this season having won all three games with a combined score of 16-6. In the only game in Saskatoon this year, the Hurricanes picked up a 7-2 victory. Tonight the ‘Canes go for the season series sweep.

Race To 20: Both the Hurricanes and Blades enter action tonight with 19 wins on the season. Tonight, either Lethbridge or Saskatoon will hit the 20 win plateau. Pretty good, considering last year the two teams combined for just 28 wins; Lethbridge (12), Saskatoon (16).

Saskatoon Point of View

Rebuild Activated: The Blades and Hurricanes kind of mirror each other in what spot they are in their emergence. Both teams had disastrous seasons last year and are still at the bottom of the league this year, but while they both won’t make playoffs again this year, they are both heading the right direction.

Home Cookin’: The Blades, while still under five-hundred at home, have a far better home ice record than on the road. The Blades have a home record of 13-17-2-1 on the season and are a dismal 6-24-0-1 away from SaskTel Centre.

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