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Game Preview: Game #3 Guelph vs. Kitchener, Tuesday March 27th 7pm

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As the series shifts to Guelph for Game #3 on Tuesday night, the Storm will look to get their first win in the best of seven series against the Rangers. Rebounding with a solid effort on Sunday night at the Aud, the Storm just fell short of tying up the series at one game apiece.

They outworked, out hustled and outshot the Rangers, but just couldn’t find a way to beat Rangers goaltender, Marino Culina and dropped the contest 2-1.

Here are the stats heading into tonight’s match up.

Head to Head

2018 Playoffs
KIT 2-0-0-0 GUE 0-2-0-0
2017 Playoffs
KIT 0-0-0-0 GUE 0-0-0-0
Last Five Years
KIT 2-0-0-0 GUE 0-2-0-0
Last Five Years At Kitchener
KIT 2-0-0-0 GUE 0-2-0-0
Last Five Years At Guelph
KIT 0-0-0-0 GUE 0-0-0-0
Previous Meetings This Season
Top Scorers
Kitchener Guelph
(1-3-4)
(1-1-2)
(0-3-3)
(0-1-1)
(1-2-3)
(1-0-1)
(1-1-2)
(1-0-1)
(1-1-2)
(0-1-1)
Last 5 Games
Kitchener Guelph
2 – 1 W v. Guelph (2018-03-25)
7 – 2 W v. Guelph (2018-03-23)
Match Up
Kitchener Guelph
Season Record 2-0-0-0 0-2-0-0
Last 10 Games 2-0-0 0-2-0
Streak 2-0-0 0-2-0
Last Game 2-1 W vs Guelph (2018-03-25) Final 2-1 L @ Kitchener (2018-03-25) Final
Home Record 2-0-0-0 0-0-0-0
Away Record 0-0-0-0 0-2-0-0
Goals For 9 3
Goals Against 3 9
Power Plays 2/3 (66.7%) 1/6 (16.7%)
Power Plays – Home 2/3 (66.7%)
Power Plays – Away 1/6 (16.7%)
Penalty Killing 1/6 (83.3%) 2/3 (33.3%)
Penalty Killing – Home 1/6 (83.3%)
Penalty Killing – Away 2/3 (33.3%)
Leading Rookie York (1-1-2) Hillis (1-0-1)
Most Penalty Minutes Giovanni Vallati Ryan Merkley
Team PIM/GM 10/2 7/2

Players to Watch

This series features 13 players with NHL affiliation. The Rangers have Connor Hall (Pittsburgh Penguins), Logan Brown (Ottawa Senators), Logan Stanley (Winnipeg Jets), Adam Mascherin (Florida Panthers), Givani Smith (Detroit Red Wings) and Kole Sherwood (Columbus Blue Jackets). The final 6 players are on Guelph. They are Mark Shoemaker (San Jose Sharks), Dmitri Samorukov (Edmonton Oilers), Liam Hawel (Dallas Stars), Nate Schnarr (Arizona Coyotes), Alexey Toropchenko (St. Louis Blues) and Isaac Ratcliffe (Philadelphia Flyers).

One of Kitchener’s deadline acquisitions was Logan Brown and he has been one of the best players for the Rangers so far in the series. With three assists in the series, he set up both goals in the previous game. He had 48 points in 32 games between Kitchener and Windsor this season. Star defenceman Ryan Merkley was held off the score sheet in the last game, but he was one of Guelph’s best players in the game. He does have an assist in the series, setting up Isaac Ratcliffe’s goal in game one. He also played well against Kitchener in the regular season, scoring twice and assist on nine goals for 11 points.

Upcoming Game

Game #4 will take place on Wednesday night at the Sleeman Centre. Puck drop is set for 7pm. Fans can purchase tickets either in-person at the Sleeman Centre Box Office, by calling (519) 837-9690 or online at ticketmaster.com.

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