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PLAYOFFS ROUND 2 GAME 1: VS. LETHBRIDGE

VS. HURRICANES: Tonight the Tigers and Hurricanes will open their Round 2 playoff series with Game 1 at the Canalta Centre. The Hurricanes were awarded the opportunity to play the Tigers with a Game 7 victory on Tuesday night over Red Deer, marking the first time the Canes have advanced to the 2nd Round since 2008-2009. For Medicine Hat this is their 7th time in the past 8 seasons they have reached the Conference semi-finals.

 

BY THE NUMBERS

APRIL 7TH, 2017

 

2016-17 WHL RANKINGS:

OVERALL: (51-20-1-0)

HOME: 25-9-1-0

AWAY: 25-11-0-0

2017 PLAYOFFS

BEST OF 7 SERIES TIED 0-0

INJURY UPDATES:

NONE

Man Games Lost to Injury: 90

16-17 SEASON SERIES VS. CANES

OVERALL: 4-3-0-0

HOME: 3-1-0-0

AWAY: 1-2-0-0

LAST 5 SEASONS: 17-11-1-0

LAST WIN: Mar. 18, 2017 – 8-7

2017 PLAYOFF LEADERS:

GOALS: MARK RASSELL (4)

ASSISTS: DAVID QUENNEVILLE (6)

POINTS: DAVID QUENNEVILLE (9)

PIM: MASON SHAW (12)

PLUS MINUS: SCHULTZ, OWRE, BUTCHER (+6)

WINS: MICHAEL BULLION (4)

16-17 SEASON CLUB COMPARISON:

 

  TIGERS CANES
PP HOME 28.3% 22.0%
PP AWAY 30.6% 26.0%
PP OVERALL 29.4% (2ND)   23.9% (6TH)
PK HOME 80.8% 79.6%
PK AWAY 82.3% 77.6%
PK OVERALL 81.6% (6TH) 78.6% (10TH)
AT HOME 26-9-1-0 25-8-2-1
ON ROAD 25-11-0-0 19-13-2-2

 

TONIGHT’S MATCH UP:

  • John Dahlstrom is on a 4 game point streak this post season having recorded a point in every game so far and scoring 3 times
  • Ty Schultz came back from long term injury in Game 2 vs. Brandon and is riding a 3 game assist streak heading into the second round
  • David Quenneville is on a 7 game point streak dating back to the regular season. In the playoffs Quenneville leads the Tigers in scoring with 9 points
  • Chad Butcher is also on a 7 game point streak dating back to the regular season, in that span Butcher has recorded 4 multi-point games
  • Michael Bullion has won 7 of his last 9 appearances including stopping 32 saves March 17th in Lethbridge in a 5-1 victory

TIGERS FAST FACTS:

  • Since 2002 the Tigers have reached the 2nd Round of the playoffs in all but 2 seasons (13 of 15 years, 87%)
  • The Tigers come into tonight having won 6 straight games dating back to the last weekend of the season
    • Lethbridge has scored the most goals in the post season of all qualified teams, netting 28 goals in 7 games (4 goals a game)

POWERING UP: The Tigers power play has been electric over the past few weeks, in 8 games dating back to the regular season, the Tigers have managed to score 18 times on the man advantage in 43 opportunities (41.8%). Medicine Hat is 14/34 (41.2%) against Lethbridge this season

26 YEARS IN THE MAKING: Despite playing 7 games during the regular season the Hurricanes franchise and the Tigers have only met once in the post season. Going all the way back to the 1990-91 season, the Tigers were led by Kevin Riehl and Jason Miller with Lethbridge led by Jason Ruff. In that series the Canes would defeat the Tigers in 7 games.

THIS DATE IN PLAYOFF HISTORY: The Tigers on this day in 2007 opened their 2nd Round series with the Regina Pats. Medicine Hat outshot the Pats 38 to 23 overall in the game but found themselves trailing after 20 minutes. A strong push in the second period had goals from Brennan Bosch and Tyler Ennis. The Tigers would put the game away in the third period as Ennis scored his 2nd of the night while Kevin Undershute provided the insurance goal. Ennis was named the game’s first star with a 3 point performance in a 4-1 victory.

WHO TO WATCH: TigersTigers 4th Line: Ryan Jevne has the only goal of the trio on this line, but the Tigers ‘kids line’ was electric in their opening series with Brandon. Watch for them to bring lots of speed and energy to the Tigers in this series. HurricanesTyler Wong: A high end player in the Western Hockey League, Wong drives the entire Lethbridge offense. During the season he recorded 109 points and notched 10 points in 7 playoff games so far.

NHL DRAFTED / SIGNED PLAYERS: Matt Bradley (Montreal Canadiens), Nick Schneider (Calgary Flames), John Dahlstrom (Chicago Blackhawks), David Quenneville (New York Islanders)

 

LAST FIVE RESULTS: NEXT FIVE: TIME:
Mar 18 VS. Lethbridge Hurricanes 8-7 WIN    VS. Lethbridge Hurricanes Fri. April 7 – Game 1 7:30 PM (MT)
Mar 24 VS. Brandon Wheat Kings 7-2 WIN    VS. Lethbridge Hurricanes Sat. April 8 – Game 2 7:30 PM (MT)
Mar 25 VS. Brandon Wheat Kings 5-3 WIN    @ Lethbridge Hurricanes Tues. April 11 – Game 3 7:00 PM (MT)
Mar 28 @ Brandon Wheat Kings 6-2 WIN    @ Lethbridge Hurricanes Wed. April 12 – Game 4 7:00 PM (MT)
Mar 29 @ Brandon Wheat Kings 3-2 WIN    VS. Lethbridge Hurricanes Fri. April 14 – Game 5** 7:30 PM (MT)
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