Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Game 4 Preview: Hitmen at Broncos

The Calgary Hitmen are in Swift Current tonight to face the Broncos in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference Quarter Final.  The Hitmen lead in the best-of-seven series has been reduced to 2-1 after Swift Current produced an overtime win last night.  Game time tonight is 7:00 p.m. at the Credit Union iPlex.  The internet broadcast on sportsnet.ca/960 also begins at seven o'clock and can be heard by clicking here: http://player.rogersradio.ca/cfac-alt/on_air

                                                  Photo Credit: swbooster.com

SERIES TRENDS:  The home team has won all three games....Calgary has opened the scoring in all three games....The winning team has been outshot in two of the three games....Overtime has been needed to decide a winner in two of the three games....Both teams have dressed the identical line-up in all three games.

1st Period-3
2nd Period-4
3rd Period-3

Swift Current
1st Period-0
2nd Period-4
3rd Period-4

THE CAPTAIN FACTOR:  Cody Sylvester has been in on four of Calgary's last five goals in the series while Adam Lowry has been in on the last four Swift Current goals.  Both players lead their respective teams in scoring this series.  Sylvester has four points (3g 1a) while Lowry has five (3g 2a).

SPECIAL TEAMS:  Swift Current leads the special teams battle going a combined 4-13 on the powerplay (30.8%) while the Hitmen are 2-8 with the man advantage (25%).

STREAKIN; Dating back to the regular season Victor Rask (3g 11a) is on a nine game point streak.  Brooks Macek (5g 4a) is riding a six game point streak.  Cody Sylvester (3g 1a) has points in back-to-back games.  Greg Chase (1g 4a) had his three game point streak snapped last night in Game 3.

BATTLE OF THE CREASE:  Calgary's Chris Driedger is 2-1 with a 2.79GAA and a .918 save percentage.  Swift Current's Eetu Laurikainen is 1-2 with a 3.41GAA and a .896 save percentage.

Cody Sylvester 3g 1a 4pts
Victor Rask 1g 3a 4pts
Brady Brassart 3g 0a 3pts
Greg Chase 1g 2a 3pts
Brooks Macek 1g 2a 3pts
Jaynen Rissling 0g 3a 3pts

Swift Current
Adam Lowry 3g 2a 5pts
Colby Cave 2g 2a 4pts
Graham Black 1g 2a 3pts
Coda Gordon 1g 2a 3pts
Reece Scarlett 0g 3a 3pts

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