GAME DAY: ‘Canes vs. Silvertips

GameDayPreviewGame21-EverettThe Match Up

WhoLethbridge Hurricanes vs. Everett Silvertips
Where: ENMAX Centre
When: 7:00pm puck drop
Listen: ROCK 106
Watch: WHL Live


‘Canes vs. Silvertips in 2014/15: 0-1-0-0
Last Meeting: February 22nd/2015 (5-4 Silvertips in Everett)

‘Canes Record: 12-8-0-0
‘Canes Record (2014/2015):
‘Canes Home Record: 7-1-0-0
‘Canes Road Record: 5-7-0-0

Silvertips Record: 11-5-0-1
Silvertips Record (2014/2015): 37-24-5-6
Silvertips Home Record:
Silvertips Road Record: 4-4-0-0

‘Canes Leading Scorer: Brayden Burke (5G, 26A, 31P)
‘Canes Leading Scorer (2014/2015):
 Tyler Wong (27G, 29A, 56P)
Silvertips Leading Scorer: Remi Laurencelle (5G, 7A, 12P)
Silvertips Leading Scorer (2014/2015): Nikita Scherbak (27G, 55A, 82P)

The Break Down

The Lethbridge Hurricanes kick off a five game home-stand tonight as they welcome the Everett Silvertips to the ENMAX Centre in their only meeting of the year.

The Hurricanes are coming off a 5-3 loss on Sunday afternoon in Regina that completed a three-game road trip. The ‘Canes, despite playing strong enough to win all three games, went 0-3-0-0 on the weekend with losses to the Pats, Brandon Wheat Kings and Moose Jaw Warriors.

Despite the three game skid, the Hurricanes still sit second in the Central Division, only behind the Red Deer Rebels, with a record of 12-8-0-0 on the season.

The Silvertips are coming off a 2-0 win last night in Kootenay to kick off a four-game Central Division road trip. The ‘Tips currently sit second in the US Division with a record of 11-5-0-1 on the season and have won three straight games coming into play tonight.

Everett took the only meeting of the season against the ‘Canes last year picking up a 5-4 victory at Xfinity Arena in Everett on February 22nd, 2015.

What To Watch

Lethbridge Point of View

Chunky Schedule: The Hurricanes just completed a three week span that saw them play 10 out of 13 games on the road where they logged roughly 7,650 kilometres in that span. In the 10 road games, the Hurricanes posted a record of 4-6-0-0. The Hurricanes now kick off a span of game that will see them play eight of the next nine at the ENMAX Centre.

PK Boiling: Over their last 12 games, the Hurricanes have been lights out on the penalty kill. The Hurricanes in their last dozen outings have allowed just six power play goals against killing off an impressive 39/45, a kill percentage of 86.7%. The ‘Canes have only allowed two power play goals against in their last five games and have killed of nine consecutive penalties taken heading into tonight.

Everett Point of View

Lone Meeting: Tonight will be the only meeting of the season against the Everett Silvertips for the Hurricanes. Last year, the ‘Tips took a 5-4 decision in Everett on February 22nd. The Hurricanes last beat the Silvertips on November 2nd, 2011 when they picked up a 4-3 shootout win at the ENMAX Centre.

Super Stingy: The Silvertips, while battling for second place in the US Division, don’t score a lot of goals or allow a lot of goals. Through their first 16 games, Everett has scored a league-low 38 goals. The juxtaposition to that is that they also have allowed the least amount of goals surrendering just 33. They outscore their opposition on average 2.38 to 2.06.


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