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Kings, Blues Face Off For Last Time

February 21, 2016

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The Dauphin Kings will look to snap a four game losing skid tonight when they welcome the Winnipeg Blues to Credit Union Place for the final time this season.

Dauphin is coming off a disappointing 5-0 loss at home to the Winkler Flyers on Friday. If they want a shot at finishing 8th in the standings they’ll need to get out of their current slump. Coming into this evening the Kings are six points behind Selkirk for 8th place.

Watch tonight’s tilt on FASTHockey, it stars at 7:00pm! If you can’t watch that’s fine, I dont mind. Follow me on Twitter (@ChristianCKDM) for updates instead!

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Dauphin Kings season ticket holders will see on their ticket that today’s game is scheduled for 2:30pm. That isn’t the case, this is a misprint, the game starts at 7:00pm, NOT 2:30pm.

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Team Stats

Kings 18-33-3 (9th): Dauphin has six games left in their season including tonight. Three games are at home and three are on the road. The Kings have actually had quite a bit of success against Winnipeg this season, considering certain factors. Dauphin has beat the Blues three times in five meetings. However lots has changed since their last get together on January 7th. The Kings have the MJHL’s 10th ranked Power Play (14.64%) coming into this evening and 9th Penalty Kill (75.75%). After no goals on Friday Kirklan Lycar (20G, 25A) remains atop Dauphin in scoring with 45 points.

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Blues 28-18-9 (5th): Like the Winkler Flyers on Friday the Winnipeg Blues come in to Dauphin after an extra time victory. Winnipeg beat the Swan Valley Stampeders 5-4 in overtime at the MTS Iceplex. Tonight’s tilt in Dauphin will be the Blues’ third game in four nights. Winnipeg is still looking to catch Virden for fourth in the standings, but that dream is fading as the club sits four points back with five games left. It’s definitely a plausible goal, but there are no head to head matchups left this season between the Blues and Oil Capitals. Winnipeg’s Power Play is 5th in the MJHL at 21.91% while their Penalty Kill is 3rd at 83.98%. Twenty year old forward Kamerin Nault (34G, 36A) is fourth in the MJHL in scoring with 70 points. FUN FACT: Eight of the top 10 scorers in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League right now are 20 year olds.

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