GAME DAY: ‘Canes at Blades

GameDayPreviewGame33-SaskatoonThe Match Up

WhoLethbridge Hurricanes at Saskatoon Blades
Where: SaskTel Centre
When: 6:00pm puck drop
Listen: ROCK 106
Watch: WHL Live

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‘Canes vs. Blades in 2015/16: 1-0-0-0
Last Meeting: November 21st/2015 (5-2 Hurricanes in Lethbridge)

‘Canes Record: 21-11-0-0
‘Canes Home Record: 13-3-0-0
‘Canes Road Record: 8-8-0-0

Blades Record: 11-16-3-0
Blades Home Record: 
4-10-2-0
Blades Road Record: 7-6-1-0

‘Canes Leading Scorer: Brayden Burke (8G, 40A, 48P)
Blades Leading Scorer: Cameron Hebig (14G, 18A, 32P)

The Break Down

The Lethbridge Hurricanes play the fourth of a six game road trip tonight as they make their first of two visits to Saskatoon to face the Blades at 6:00pm.

The Hurricanes are coming off a 5-4 victory last night in Prince Albert against the Raiders to improve to 2-1-0-0 on their six game road trip. The ‘Canes have scored five goals in every game on their current trip. The Hurricanes improved to 8-8-0-0 on the road and 21-11-0-0 overall.

The Blades are coming off a 2-1 shootout win on Sunday afternoon over the Regina Pats. Saskatoon has slipped out of a playoff spot with a 2-8-0-0 record in their last ten games. The Blades have made some trades as of late, most recently acquiring netminder Evan Smith from the Victoria Royals.

Tonight will be the second of four meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and Blades. The ‘Canes have won five straight against the Blades dating back to last season.

Tonight’s game can be viewed on the WHL on SHAW starting t 6:00pm.

What To Watch

Lethbridge Point of View

Top 10, Again: For the second time this season, the Hurricanes have cracked the CHL’s BMO Top 10 rankings for Week 12 as they came in at #10. The ‘Canes were also listed as #10 on the Week 8 rankings and was named an Honourable Mention in the Week 6 edition of the Top 10.

5 Straight: Heading into action tonight, the Hurricanes have won five straight games against the Saskatoon Blades dating back to last season. The ‘Canes swept the season series a year ago and picked up a 5-2 win in November in the first of four meetings this year.

Saskatoon Point of View

Tale of Two Teams: It has been just that for the Blades so far this season. Saskatoon has posted an above five-hundred record on the road this year going 7-6-1-0 away from SaskTel Centre. At home this year, a different story, they’ve posted a record of 4-10-2-0.

Tighter, More Successful: For a team that enters tonight five games below five-hundred you would think that they are probably losing a lot of close games, however, it’s quite the contrary. The closer the game, the better record the Blades have. Saskatoon has played in 10 one goal games this year and as an astonishing record of 7-0-3-0 in those ten games.

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