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GAME 71 @ LETHBRIDGE

@ LETHBRIDGE –  The Medicine Hat Tigers will finish off the regular season with a home and home series against the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Tonight the Tabbies will pay a visit to the Enmax Centre for the first half of the home and home. The Orange and Black are posting a 2-3-0-0 record against the Hurricanes this season and home ice advantage seems to be a factor, as the home team has won every match up so far.

OVERALL: 35-27-8-0
HOME: 21-10-4-0
ROAD: 14-17-4-0
CENTRAL DIVISION: 1st
EASTERN CONFERENCE: 4th

Injury Update:
Jordan Hollett – Lower Body (Day to Day)
Mason Shaw – Lower Body (Indefinite)

2017/18 Series VS Hurricanes:

OVERALL: 2-3-0-0
HOME: 2-0-0-0
ROAD: 0-3-0-0

Last 5 seasons VS. Hurricanes: 12-13-1-0
Last Win VS. Hurricanes: December 27, 2017 (W 4-2)

2017/18 Club Leaders: 
Goals: Mark Rassell (50)
Assists: David Quenneville (53)
Points: Mark Rassell (80)
PIMS: Dalton Gally / David Quenneville (54)
Plus/Minus: Joel Craven (11)
Wins: Michael Bullion (19)

TIGERS HURRICANES
PP HOME (34/141) 24.1% (33/126) 26.2%
PP AWAY (27/130) 20.8% (34/145) 23.4%
PP OVERALL (61/271) 22.5% (67/271) 24.7%
PK HOME (22/103) 78.6% (30/123) 75.6%
PK AWAY (28/100) 72.0% (39/164) 76.2%
PK OVERALL (50/203) 75.4% (69/287) 76.0%

Tonight’s Match-up:

  • David Quenneville has 7 points (3G, 4A) in 4 games played against the Hurricanes this season.
  • Josh Williams is the top goal scoring rookie for the Tigers with 10 goals in 45 games played.

Did you Know?

  • Mark Rassell scored his first goal of his 50 goal campaign against the Hurricanes during the season opener September 22, 2017.
  • Josh Williams scored his first goal of his rookie campaign against the Hurricanes September 23, 2017.
  • Gary Haden scored his first goal of the season against the Hurricanes September 22, 2017.

Who to Watch:
Medicine Hat Tigers – Ryan Jevne is a speedy forward with a nose for the puck who is not afraid to mix it up. Jevne is having a banner year for the Tigers reaching career highs in goals and assists. Look for the 19-year-old Edmonton native to help the Tigers get on the scoreboard with his powerful shot early in the game. Lethbridge Hurricanes – Zane Franklin has 6 points (1G, 5A) against the Tigers this season. Franklin has been having a banner year for the Hurricanes reaching career highs in goals and assists.

Imports:

In his first year with the Orange and Black, Linus Nassen has been making a name for himself. Hailing from Sweden, Nassen has 26 points in 43 games with the Tigers. The Tabbies blue line also features the towering shut down defenceman Kristians Rubins. Rubins is the first Latvian born player to ever suit up for the Tigers and he has netted 7 goals and 19 assists so far this season.

Protecting the Paint:

The Tigers acquired 18-year-old netminder Jordan Hollett from the Regina Pats in the offseason. Hollett is a 6th round selection of the Ottawa Senators and currently he is sporting a 16-12-4 record with a 3.44 GAA and a .896 SV% The Orange and Black also have veteran goaltender Michael Bullion. Bullion has a 19-15-3 record posting a 0.890 SV% and a 3.23 GAA.

NHL Drafted / Signed Players:
David Quenneville (New York Islanders), Mason Shaw (Minnesota Wild), Jordan Hollett (Ottawa Senators), Linus Nassen (Florida Panthers)

TIGERS BROADCAST: Listen to the legendary voice of the Tigers Bob Ridley broadcast all Tigers games on CHAT 94.5 FM. Bob Ridley has called all but one game since the Medicine Hat Tigers came into the league in 1970.

 Last 5 Regular Season Games  Result Next Time
Mar.13 vs. Calgary (L) 3-1 Mar.17 vs. Lethbridge 7:30 pm
Mar.10 @ Red Deer (L) 5-2
Mar.9 vs. Edmonton (W) 6-4
Mar.6 vs. Regina (L) 6-3
Mar.4 @ Kootenay (W) 4-3
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