Friday, 9 April 2010

Calvert Looks Forward to Game #4

The Brandon Wheat Kings look to bounce back from their first playoff loss Friday night when they host the Saskatoon Blades in Game #4 of the WHL's Eastern Conference Semifinal (7:30 p.m., Westman Communications Group Place).

"I think we'll learn a lot from that loss," says Brandon co-captain Matt Calvert, "We didn't play a full 60 minutes and that was our own fault but we're getting excited for the next game."

Calvert had a particularly tough night on Wednesday, going pointless and being on the ice for four Saskatoon goals.

"I think our line was -4 there (Wednesday) but you have those nights once in a while, sometimes you aren't playing your best in your own zone and sometimes you get bad bounces," says Calvert, "We just need to keep on playing, tighten up on our D zone and our offence will take care of itself."

Calvert has one goal, the fourth Brandon goal late in Game #2, to show for the series while Brandon other tops scorers in the regular season (Brayden Schenn, Scott Glennie and Aaron Lewadniuk) have combined for seven points in the first three games.

"Our top guys haven't been our top guys, but that's what happens in playoffs sometimes; your depth brings you along," says Calvert, "Right now, we're looking for the first shift of Game #4 and building on each other and, for myelf, I have to be better and a lot of other guys do too."

Calvert had new linemates in practice on Thursday, skating with Scott Glennie and Brenden Walker, while the club also juggled their other lines.

Time will tell if those lines will remain intact for Game #4.

Chaff...F Jay Fehr will sit the third and final game of a three-game suspension tonight...while the Wheat Kings attracted a team record 171,356 fans to Westman Communications Group Place during the regular season, they are averaging just 3,849 per game through three home playoff dates.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Saying it and doing it are two different things. Go out there and do it, don't build up a lead to sit on it, keep it going for a fill 60 minutes. Here's a perfect chance to take a strangle hold. the MJ/CGY series is a prime example. Go execute tonight boys.