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Preview: Blades roll into Lethbridge for clash with Canes

Saskatoon Blades (36-13-8-0) at Lethbridge Hurricanes (29-16-5-5)
Date | Time   Saturday, Feb. 16th | 8:00 pm CST
Place Enmax Centre, Lethbridge, Alta.
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Tale of the Tape

Saskatoon Blades(36-13-8-0 – 80pts)
2nd – East Division 2nd – Eastern Conference
PP– 56/247 = 22.7% (6th in WHL)
PK– 153/194 = 78.9% (10th in WHL)
Last 5: (5-0-0-0) Streak: (10-0-2-0)

Lethbridge Hurricanes (29-16-5-5 – 68pts)
2nd – Central Division 5th – Eastern Conference
PP– 49/206 = 23.8% (4th in WHL)
PK– 183/243 = 75.3% (18th in WHL)
Last 5: (2-1-1-1)  Streak: (2-0-0-0)

Tonight…

The Blades wrap up a 3-game road trip tonight in Lethbridge riding a 6-game winning streak and 12-game unbeaten streak of 10-0-2-0. During the 6-game streak, the Blades have scored a total of 37 goals, averaging over 6 goals for per game. Tonight is the third game in four nights for both teams. It’s also game 3 of a 4-game season series, which is tied. The road team has won each of the previous meetings… Saskatoon 3-2 in a shootout on Oct. 6th and Lethbridge 3-1 on Nov. 21st in Saskatoon.

The magic number…

is currently 5, meaning any combination of the Blades gaining points or the Brandon Wheat Kings losing games count towards the 5-point goal to clinch a spot in the post-season. The Wheat Kings are at home tonight to the Prince Albert Raiders.

The last game…

Kyle Crnkovic (8,9), Ryan Hughes (21,22), and Eric Florchuk (19,20) each had 2 goals in an 8-3 rout of the Kootenay ICE last night in Cranbrook. Chase Wouters (14) and Max Gerlach (36) also scored for the Blades who went 3/5 on the power play. Dorrin Luding made 25 saves in goal for his 7th win.

Who’s hot…

Who isn’t? Dawson Davidson had 2 assists last night, his 5th straight multi-point game… Kyle Crnkovic had 2G-2A last night, giving the rookie 6 points in his last 3GP… Max Gerlach had 2 points last night extending his point streak to 13 games, he has goals (9) in 7 of his last 8 games… Chase Wouters has goals in 3 straight games and 7 points in those last 3 outings.

Download & view the full game notes: game notes at LETH Feb16

 

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