GAME DAY: ‘Canes at Tigers

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game2-medicinehatThe Match Up

WhoLethbridge Hurricanes at Medicine Hat Tigers
Where: Canalta Centre
When: 7:30pm puck drop
Listen: 106.7 ROCK
Watch: WHL Live

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‘Canes vs. Tigers in 2016/17: 1-0-0-0
Last Meeting: September 23rd/2016 (4-2 Hurricanes in Lethbridge)

‘Canes Record in 2015/2016: 46-24-1-1
‘Canes Home Record in 2015/2016: 28-7-0-1
‘Canes Road Record in 2015/2016: 18-17-1-0

Tigers Record in 2015/2016: 30-37-3-2
Tigers Home Record in 2015/2016: 
17-16-1-2
Tigers Road Record in 2015/2016: 13-21-2-0

‘Canes Leading Scorer in 2015/2016: Brayden Burke (27G, 82A, 109P)
Tigers Leading Scorer in 2015/2016: Chad Butcher (27G, 47A, 74P)

The Break Down

The Lethbridge Hurricanes look to stay undefeated as they travel to face the Medicine Hat Tigers tonight at the Canalta Centre at 7:30pm

The Hurricanes are coming off a 4-2 victory Friday night over the Tigers in the Dairy Queen Home Opener at the ENMAX Centre. Calen Addison scored his first WHL goal while also added an assist in the game. Ryley Lindgren netted three points (1g-2a) while Stuart Skinner was marvelous making 41 saves for his 41st career victory.

It was the fifth straight victory over the Tigers in Lethbridge after the ‘Canes won all four meetings at the ENMAX Centre last night. The ‘Canes didn’t fare as well in the Tigers new building as they went 1-2-0-0 last season, including a 5-2 loss in the very first game at the Canalta Centre last September.

The game can be heard on 106.7 ROCK starting at 7:15pm.

What To Watch

Lethbridge Point of View

Lots to Improve: Yes, the Hurricanes earned a 4-2 win last night over the Tigers at the ENMAX Centre but the ‘Canes were not very good. Players playing in roles greater than they might usually may have had an effect, but the ‘Canes need to play a better overall game if they hope to get the victory on the road.

Still Missing: The Hurricanes are still missing four regulars from their line up as Tyler Wong, Giorgio Estephan, Brayden Burke and Brennan Menell are all still attending training camps. The two players the ‘Canes got back for the home opener, Brady Reagan and Egor Babenko, were key contributors in the victory.

Medicine Hat Point of View

Stay The Course: Last night was a great night for the Tigers, result aside. The Tigers dominated the second period and parts of the third period. Medicine Hat outshot the Hurricanes 43-20 in the game but ran into a hot goaltender..

Gone Fishing: Zach Fischer last night at the ENMAX Centre was a recking ball. The bruising forward hit anyone and everything in sight. He was effected and should he continue to play on that edge, he’ll be a valuable contributor for the Tigers.

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