Rookie goaltender Marek Langhamer made 30 saves for his first career shutout as the Medicine Hat Tigers blanked the Calgary Hitmen 4-0 Saturday night at the Medicine Hat Arena.
Blake Penner and Kyle Becker staked the Tigers out to a 2-0 first period lead.
Medicine Hat kept coming in the second period adding two more off the stick of Chad Labelle and Elgin Pearce.
The Tigers went 1-6 on the powerplay while killing all seven Calgary chances.
The Eastern Conference leading Hitmen now 31-12-1-3 will enjoy a full five day break before returning to action on Friday night in Lethbridge against the Hurricanes.
Next Hitmen home game is Sunday, January 25th against the Brandon Wheat Kings. Game time is 4:00 p.m. at Scotiabank Saddledome.
Calgary Hitmen 0 at Medicine Hat Tigers 4
Saturday, January 19, 2013 - Medicine Hat Arena
Calgary 0 0 0 - 0
Medicine Hat 2 2 0 - 4
1, Medicine Hat, Penner 2 (Labelle, Sanford), 9:40.
2, Medicine Hat, Doty 10 (Becker, Cox), 15:01 (PP).
Penalties-Rissling Cal (interference), 2:01; Hurley Cal (hooking), 7:21; Cal (too many men), 13:14; Brassart Cal (high sticking), 15:31; M.h (too many men), 18:52; Sylvester Cal (roughing), 19:20; Jensen M.h (roughing), 19:20.
3, Medicine Hat, Labelle 4 (Sanford, Leier), 13:01.
4, Medicine Hat, Pearce 21 (Cox, Ryckman), 17:54.
Penalties-Brassart Cal (high sticking), 1:09; Lewington M.h (slashing), 3:59; Shinkaruk M.h (hooking), 6:50; Chase Cal (roughing), 10:07; Doty M.h (roughing), 10:07; Shinkaruk M.h (slashing, 10-minute misconduct), 10:07; Humphries Cal (high sticking), 14:04.
Penalties-Becker M.h (slashing), 1:11; Jensen M.h (delay of game), 1:27; Penner M.h (high sticking), 12:52; Bredo M.h (high sticking), 16:48; Brassart Cal (spearing, spearing), 17:26; Chase Cal (10-minute misconduct), 17:26; Leier M.h (10-minute misconduct), 17:26; Ryckman M.h (roughing), 17:26; Virtanen Cal (slashing), 17:48; Lewington M.h (roughing), 17:48.
Shots on Goal-Calgary 8-13-9-30. Medicine Hat 13-9-2-24.
Power Play Opportunities-Calgary 0 / 8; Medicine Hat 1 / 7.
Goalies-Calgary, Driedger 25-10-1-2 (24 shots-20 saves). Medicine Hat, Langhamer 10-9-1-0 (30 shots-30 saves).
Referees-Clayton Hall (42), Sean Raphael (28).
Linesmen-Matthew Sanders (70), Justin Slimm (105).