Leavitt Machinery Preview – Game 26 at Calgary
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RAIDER REVIEW: The Raiders (10-10-4-1) head to Alberta to take on the Calgary Hitmen (7-14-3-1) tonight at the Scotiabank Saddledome. In their last game, the Raiders erased a two-goal deficit, but eventually fell in overtime to the Kootenay ICE at Western Financial Place. Sean Montgomery, Spencer Moe, and Parker Kelly all scored for the Raiders. Curtis Meger stopped 13 shots in relief, but took the overtime loss on his record.
VS. CALGARY: This is the second of a four-game season series between the Raiders and the Hitmen. In the first outing, Vojtech Budik scored in overtime to give the Raiders a 6-5 win over the Hitmen at the Art Hauser Centre on Sept. 29. This is also the first time the Raiders have visited the Scotiabank Saddledome this year. Last season, the Raiders won both of their games in Calgary.
2017-18 SEASON SERIES AT A GLANCE
Sept. 29/17 at PA | PA 6 CGY 5 (OT) | J. Stallard (1g-2a), C. Fonstad (2a), M. Gennaro (2g)
Dec. 1/17 at CGY
Jan. 21/18 at CGY
March 10/18 at PA
Power play: PA – 1/5; CGY – 0/1
Leading scorer: PA – Jordy Stallard (1g-2a); CGY – Andrei Grishakov and Vladislav Yeryomenko (2pts)
NOVEMBER WRAP-UP: The Raiders finished November with a 4-6-1-1 record for 10 points, which is an eight-point improvement over last year’s November. Prince Albert averaged 2.4 goals per game while surrendering 3.6 a game. Jordy Stallard led the team with 13 points (8g-5a) in 12 games played.
NEEDING SOME EXTRA TIME: The Raiders have needed to go to at least overtime to decide their last three games. In that span, Prince Albert has a shootout loss, a shootout win, and an overtime loss. In total, the Raiders have gone to overtime eight times this season. Six of those games have been decided in the three-on-three period with the Raiders owning a 2-4 record.
HEATING UP: Winger Parker Kelly is currently riding a three-game point streak, the longest on the team. The Ottawa Senators prospect has a goal and three assists in that span. Also, he has at least a point in five of the last seven games.
NEXT UP: The Raiders close out their Central Division road trip tomorrow night in Edmonton against the Oil Kings (5-18-2-0) at Rogers Place. Game time is 8 p.m. The next Raiders’ home game is on Wednesday, December 6 against the Medicine Hat Tigers. Puck drop is 7 p.m. Tickets are available at raiderhockey.com, the Raider Office, or by calling 306-764-5348.