GAME DAY: ‘Canes vs. Oil Kings

GameDayPreview
Game70-EdmontonThe Match Up

WhoLethbridge Hurricanes vs. Edmonton Oil Kings
Where: ENMAX Centre
When: 6:00pm puck drop
Listen: ROCK 106
Watch: WHL Live

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‘Canes vs. Oil Kings in 2015/16: 4-0-1-0
Last Meeting: February 27th/2016 (8-4 Hurricanes in Lethbridge)

‘Canes Record: 45-22-1-1
‘Canes Home Record: 27-6-0-1
‘Canes Road Record: 18-16-1-0

Oil Kings Record: 28-33-6-1
Oil Kings Home Record: 
17-14-4-0
Oil Kings Road Record: 11-19-2-1

‘Canes Leading Scorer: Brayden Burke (24G, 80A, 104P)
Oil Kings Leading Scorer: Brett Pollock (27G, 45A, 72P)

The Break Down

The Lethbridge Hurricanes return home tonight to welcome the Edmonton Oil Kings at 6:00pm in the final of a three-in-three weekend.

The Hurricanes are 1-1-0-0 in the first two games on the weekend after splitting 6-1 decisions with the Red Deer Rebels. The ‘Canes dropped a 6-1 decision last night in Red Deer. Tyler Wong scored the lone Hurricane goal for his 41st of the season as he extended his personal point scoring streak to 12 games.

The loss for the Hurricanes dropped their record to 45-22-1-1 on the season, the ‘Canes remain in first place in the Central Division holding a three point lead on the Rebels.

The Oil Kings are coming off back-to-back losses on Friday and Saturday to the hands of the Calgary Hitmen. Tonight will be the final of a three-in-three weekend for the OK’s as well.

Edmonton enters play tonight with a two point lead on the Medicine Hat Tigers for the final wild card playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, Oil Kings have a game in hand which will be used on Tuesday in against Kootenay.

Tonight is the final of six meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and the Oil Kings, ‘Canes have posted a 4-0-1-0 record in the season series.

What To Watch

Lethbridge Point of View

Second Last Home Game: It’s hard to believe that tonight will be the second last home game of the regular season for the Hurricanes. Heading into the weekend, the Hurricanes were tied with the Seattle Thunderbirds for the most home ice wins in the entire WHL.

 

Season Series: The Hurricanes have had success against the Oil Kings this season posting a 4-0-1-0 record in the five games thus far. The ‘Canes lone blemish was a 4-3 overtime loss in Edmonton on February 13th but the ‘Canes downed the Oil Kings 8-4 in the last meeting on February 27th.

Edmonton Point of View

Tough Go Against Calgary: The OK’s kicked off a three-in-three of their own this weekend with a home-and-home with the Calgary Hitmen. The Oil Kings dropped both of the games against Calgary falling 5-0 in Edmonton on Friday before losing 4-2 last night in Calgary.

Down to the Wire: The Oil Kings got some major help from the Kootenay Ice last night in their hopes of making the post-season. Edmonton currently has a two point lead on the Medicine Hat Tigers for the final wild card spot; ICE beat the Tigers in regulation last night. Edmonton has a game in hand on the Hat.

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