GAME DAY: ‘Canes at Oil Kings

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WhoLethbridge Hurricanes at Edmonton Oil Kings
Where: Rogers Place
When: 7:00pm puck drop
Listen: 106.7 ROCK
Watch: WHL Live

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‘Canes vs. Oil Kings in 2015/16: 4-1-1-0
Last Regular Season Meeting: March 13th/2016 (4-3 Oil Kings in Lethbridge)

‘Canes Record: 13-11-2-2
‘Canes Home Record: 8-5-1-0
‘Canes Road Record: 5-6-1-2

Oil Kings Record: 13-13-2-0
Oil Kings Home Record: 
5-7-1-0
Oil Kings Road Record: 8-6-1-0

‘Canes Leading Scorer: Ryley Lindgren (11G, 20A, 31P) & Tyler Wong (18G, 13A, 31P)
Oil Kings Leading Scorer: Lane Bauer (18G, 11A, 29P) & Aaron Irving (8G, 21A, 29P)

The Break Down

The Lethbridge Hurricanes look to begin a new winning streak tonight as they visit the Edmonton Oil Kings at 7:00pm at the new Rogers Place.

The Hurricanes (13-11-2-2) are coming off a 3-2 overtime loss on Saturday night in Red Deer the ended a six game winning streak. The ‘Canes are 6-0-1-0 in their last seven games and sit two points back of the Rebels for second place in the Central Division.

The Oil Kings (13-13-2-0) are coming off a 4-1 victory over the Saskatoon Blades on Friday night at home. Edmonton currently sits fourth in the Central Division two points behind the Hurricanes for third place. The OK’s have won three straight games entering play tonight.

It’s the first of six meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and the Oil Kings. The ‘Canes posted a 4-1-1-0 record against Edmonton in 2015-2016, but the Oil Kings earned a 4-3 win in the last meeting on March 13th.

What To Watch

Lethbridge Point of View

Streak Snapped: The Hurricanes had their season-long six game winning streak come to an end on Saturday night when they dropped a 3-2 overtime decision to the Red Deer Rebels. The ‘Canes are 6-0-1-0 in their last seven games and will look to start a new winning streak tonight in Edmonton.

Skinner Sensational at Home: Stuart Skinner has been outstanding in his career against his hometown Edmonton Oil Kings. In 11 career games against the OK’s, Skinner has posted a 6-3-2-0 record with a 2.71 goals against average and a .934 save percentage with one shutout. He is 4-1-1-0 in Edmonton in his career with a 2.47 GAA and an impressive .942 SV %.

Edmonton Point of View

OA D-Man: Aaron Irving is having a great start to his overage season. In the first 28 games of the season, the former Nashville Predators draft pick has scored 29 points (8g-21a). The right-hand shot rearguard shares the lead in team assists.

Under .500 at Home: The Oil Kings enter play tonight with a 13-13-2-0 record on the season. Edmonton has posted a strong 8-6-1-0 record on the road and a 5-7-1-0 record at home. Least to say, you can bet they want to start to improve their record at Rogers Place.

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