Calgary, AB - Victor Rask (2g, 1a) and Spencer Humphries (1g, 2a) had three points each as the Calgary Hitmen defeated the Swift Current Broncos 5-4 Wednesday night at Scotiabank Saddledome.
Greg Chase and Alex Gogolev also scored for Calgary while Brady Brassart added a pair of helpers in the win as the Hitmen swept the season series taking all four meetings with Swift Current.
Photo Credit: Brad Watson
Special teams played a large role in the victory, with Calgary going 4-for-6 on the power play while Swift Current capitalized on 1-of-4 chances.
Chris Driedger made 18 saves for Calgary as the Hitmen outshot the Broncos 38-22.
Calgary, now 38-23-2-1, moves three points ahead of the Kootenay Ice for fourth place in the Eastern Conference with 79 points. Both teams have eight game remaining in the regular season, with three head-to-head meetings to come.
The Hitmen wrap up a five-game home stand Friday night when they welcome the Saskatoon Blades. Game time is 7:00 p.m. The online broadcast begins at 7:00 p.m. on http://www.sportsnet960.ca/. Follow the Husky Hitmen Hockey link.
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Swift Current Broncos 4 at Calgary Hitmen 5
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - Scotiabank Saddledome - Calgary, AB
Swift Current 1 1 2 - 4
Calgary 2 2 1 - 5
1, Calgary, Rask 28 (Brassart, Humphries), 15:34 (PP).
2, Swift Current, Magnus 6 (Moser), 17:37.
3, Calgary, Chase 5 (Helgesen), 19:49.
Penalties-Sutherland Cal (interference), 12:55; Craig S.c (tripping), 14:58.
4, Swift Current, Hoban 18 (Vause), 0:30.
5, Calgary, Gogolev 25 (Brassart, Rask), 6:26 (PP).
6, Calgary, Rask 29 (Humphries, Roach), 17:48 (PP).
Penalties-Blanke S.c (boarding, major-fighting), 3:38; Helgesen Cal (instigator, major-fighting, 10-minute misconduct), 3:38; Craig S.c (roughing, roughing), 6:07; Sylvester Cal (roughing), 6:07; Black S.c (high sticking), 15:31; Scarlett S.c (high sticking), 16:09; Craig S.c (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 19:04; Bubnick Cal (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 19:04.
7, Calgary, Humphries 7 (Bubnick, Bowman), 7:28 (PP).
8, Swift Current, Nedomlel 9 (Scarlett, Vause), 10:21 (PP).
9, Swift Current, Magnus 7 (Cave, Craig), 18:03.
Penalties-Heatherington S.c (hooking), 1:31; Gogolev Cal (interference), 2:31; Scarlett S.c (hooking), 6:24; Bubnick Cal (high sticking), 9:42; Brooks Cal (tripping), 15:19.
Shots on Goal-Swift Current 5-9-8-22. Calgary 12-18-8-38.
Power Play Opportunities-Swift Current 1 / 4; Calgary 4 / 6.
Goalies-Swift Current, Smith 3-7-0-1 (38 shots-33 saves). Calgary, Driedger 20-10-2-1 (22 shots-18 saves).
Referees-Trevor Hanson (19), Andy Thiessen (11).
Linesmen-Reid Anderson (53), Scott Sharun (103).