Its only Game 2 of their first round matchup, but for the Calgary Hitmen, one has to wonder if its must-win time tonight when they entertain the Warriors. Moose Jaw won the first game thanks to goalie Jeff Bosch. He stopped 48 shots in a 4-2 victory. It was a game where Moose Jaw didn't get a shot on goal in the 3rd period.
Through the magic of Twitter, I spoke with former Moose Jaw play-by-play guy(and all around good man) Bryn Griffiths and he said you give that crowd the smell of blood and it could be a nuthouse. It could be? I'm guessing that everyone in Moose Jaw is talking about the Warriors and Game 2 tonight. I won't lie to you. I'd rather see that game on Access/Shaw tonight than the Vancouver/Kamloops matchup, but whatever. Yeah, I'll likely tune in to hear "my brutha from a different mutha" James Gallo to see what is going on.
If the Warriors should pull out Game 2, I don't know how many people will squeeze into the Civic Centre for Game 3 (Can they play that game in Regina?). It won't be easy for Calgary coming in even at one to take control of the series, but if Moose Jaw is up 2-0, the Hitmen might not be able to think once they walk inside that rink. Who's kidding who, they might not be able to think once they hit city limits.
The top team in the league(and my pick to win it all) is already under the gun. So does that make tonight a must-win? I wouldn't go that far, but it is one of those you had better win or else scenarios.