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Western Conference Finals – Game 6 Preview: Saginaw Spirit vs. Guelph Storm

Get Tickets to Game 6: https://tickets.guelphstorm.com

Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals goes Sunday afternoon at 2:00pm as the Saginaw Spirit visit the Sleeman Centre to take on the Guelph Storm.

Saginaw is heading into Sunday’s game leading the series 3-2 after winning games one 7-2, game two 4-3 in OT and winning game four in Guelph 4-1.

The Guelph Storm were able to keep their season alive after winning on Friday evening in Saginaw 4-0, with huge performances from Dmitri Samorukov (3G, 1A), Nick Suzuki (4A) and goaltender Anthony Popovich who made 20 saves for his second shutout of the post-season.

HEAD TO HEAD

2019 Playoffs
SAG 3-2-0-0 GUE 2-2-1-0
2018 Playoffs
SAG 0-0-0-0 GUE 0-0-0-0
Last Five Years
SAG 3-2-0-0 GUE 2-2-1-0
Last Five Years At Saginaw
SAG 2-1-0-0 GUE 1-1-1-0
Last Five Years At Guelph
SAG 1-1-0-0 GUE 1-1-0-0
Previous Meetings This Season
TOP SCORERS
Saginaw Guelph
(11-11-22)
(11-18-29)
(3-14-17)
(9-10-19)
(8-6-14)
(8-10-18)
(5-7-12)
(2-16-18)
(7-4-11)
(5-10-15)
LAST 5 GAMES
Saginaw Guelph
0 – 4 L v. Guelph (2019-04-26)
4 – 0 W @ Saginaw (2019-04-26)
4 – 1 W @ Guelph (2019-04-24)
2 – 5 L @ Guelph (2019-04-22)
4 – 3 W v. Guelph (2019-04-20)
3 – 4 L @ Saginaw (2019-04-20)
7 – 2 W v. Guelph (2019-04-18)
2 – 7 L @ Saginaw (2019-04-18)
MATCH UP
Saginaw Guelph
Season Record 11-4-0-0 10-5-1-0
Last 10 Games 6-4-0 6-3-1
Streak 0-1-0 1-0-0
Last Game 4-0 L vs Guelph (2019-04-26) Final 4-0 W @ Saginaw (2019-04-26) Final
Home Record 6-2-0-0 5-2-0-0
Away Record 5-2-0-0 5-3-1-0
Goals For 67 61
Goals Against 40 50
Power Plays 10/53 (18.9%) 15/61 (24.6%)
Power Plays – Home 7/29 (24.1%) 7/28 (25%)
Power Plays – Away 3/24 (12.5%) 8/33 (24.2%)
Penalty Killing 8/55 (85.5%) 11/52 (78.8%)
Penalty Killing – Home 5/31 (83.9%) 6/22 (72.7%)
Penalty Killing – Away 3/24 (87.5%) 5/30 (83.3%)
Leading Rookie Perfetti (8-6-14)
Most Penalty Minutes Justin Murray Isaac Ratcliffe
Team PIM/GM 11.6/15 8.5/16

 

Players to Watch

Guelph Storm

Alexei Toropchenko had a good season for the Storm, as he was able to score 17 goals and 26 assists for 43 points in 62 games. Alexei was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the 4th round of the 2017 NHL draft and was recently signed by St. Louis to an entry level contract earlier this year.

Saginaw Spirit

Cole Coskey had a career season for the Spirit, as he collected 31 goals and 32 assists for 63 points in 52 games during the regular season. In the post-season, Cole has 3 goals and 5 assists in 11 games including 2 goals and 2 assists in the Western Finals against the Guelph Storm.

Upcoming Games

The Western Conference Finals Schedule:

Game 1: Guelph @ Saginaw – Thursday April 18th at 7:05pm

Game 2: Guelph @ Saginaw – Saturday April 20th at 7:05pm

Game 3: Saginaw @ Guelph – Monday April 22nd at 7:00pm

Game 4: Saginaw @ Guelph – Wednesday April 24th at 7:00pm

Game 5: Guelph @ Saginaw– Friday April 26th at 7:05pm

Game 6: Saginaw @ Guelph – Sunday April 28th at 2:00pm 

Game 7: Guelph @ Saginaw– Monday April 29th at 7:05pm *

* If Necessary

Get Tickets to Game 6: https://tickets.guelphstorm.com

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