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This is the second and final meeting this season between the Tigers and Royals. Back on December 14th, Austin Carroll scored a pair of third period goals to help overcome a 3-1 third period deficit and earn a point in a 4-3 shoot out loss in Medicine Hat.
After earning back to back weekend splits, Victoria looks to wrap up their 5 game homestand with a winning record. Most recently falling 5-3 to Kelowna Saturday after defeating them 3-1 a night earlier.
The Royals are 3rd in the West having won 7 of their last 10, just 1 point up on the Thunderbirds.
Medicine Hat is 4th in the East, riding a 2 game win streak and winners of 3 of their last 4.
Most recently, the Tigers defeated Calgary 6-2 in Medicine Hat on Saturday. Curtis Valk and Miles Koules each scored twice and Trevor Cox chipped in with three assists as Marek Langhamer made 22 saves.
The Tigers kick off a 4 game BC Division swing, and are 2 under .500 on the road this year.
Victoria is 6 over .500 on home ice (16-10-0-1), and after Medicine Hat has to play 15 of their remaining 23 games on the road (14-6-0-1).
The Tigers take the most shots per game on average in the league (38.59), while scoring the 9th most. They are the 7th most defensive team in the league, while the Royals remain the stingiest.
The Bengals are among the most disciplined team, taking the 4th fewest penalty minutes on average per game.
Medicine Hat is without Vancouver Canucks first round pick Hunter Shinkaruk who needed hip surgery. They boast a roster with five NHL drafted players: Jacob Doty (St.Louis Blues), Marek Langhamer (Phoenix Coyotes), Tommy Vannelli (St.Louis Blues), Tyler Lewington (Washington Capitals) and Hunter Shinkaruk (Vancouver Canucks).
The Tigers had 3 players competing in respective World Junior Selection Camps. Markus Eisenchmid for Germany, netminder Marek Langhamer for Czech Republic and forward Hunter Shinkaruk for Canada.
After Tuesday night, the Royals hit the road for a two game BC Division road swing with stops in Kamloops Friday and Vancouver Saturday.
Royals Injury Report:
Hicketts, upper 1-2 weeks, Oleksyn, upper 7-10 days, Skapski, upper day-to-day
Victoria Royals vs Medicine Hat Tigers: Head To Head Stats
|Head to Head Record 2013-14 Regular Season||Victoria 0-0-0-1||Medicine Hat 1-0-0-0|
|Head to Head Record 2012-13 Regular Season||Victoria 2-0-0-0||Medicine Hat 0-1-1-0|
|Last 5 Years record between teams||Victoria 5-4-1-1||Medicine Hat 6-3-2-0|
|Victoria vs. Medicine Hat Last 5 Years record at Victoria||Victoria 3-2-0-0||Medicine Hat 2-1-2-0|
|Victoria vs. Medicine Hat Last 5 Years record at Medicine Hat||Victoria 2-2-1-1||Medicine Hat 4-2-0-0|
|Previous Meetings This Season||Victoria 3 @ Medicine Hat 4 (Dec 14 2013) Final SO|
How the 2 teams match up
|Team Record||26-15-3-0 -- 55 points||30-16-0-2 -- 62 points|
|Division Ranking||3rd Central||2nd B.C.|
|Conference Ranking||4th Eastern||3rd Western|
|Past 10 Games||5-5-0-0||7-3-0-0|
|Last Game||6-2 W vs Calgary (Jan 18 2014) Final||5-3 L vs Kelowna (Jan 18 2014) Final|
|PP (Overall)||(37/196) 18.9||(43/207) 20.8|
|PP (Home)||(24/114) 21.1||(23/121) 19.0|
|PP (Away)||(13/82) 15.9||(20/86) 23.3|
|PK (Overall)||(29/145) 80.0||(33/204) 83.8|
|PK (Home)||(17/86) 80.2||(20/118) 83.1|
|PK (Away)||(12/59) 79.7||(13/86) 84.9|
|Leading Rookie||Vannelli (11-23-34)||Soy (9-8-17)|
|Most PIM||Lewington - 73||Carroll - 91|
|Leading Scorers||Valk (22-27-49)||Magee (15-27-42)|
|Cox (13-34-47)||Brown (10-30-40)|
|Sanford (20-20-40)||Carroll (21-15-36)|
|Vannelli (11-23-34)||Blomqvist (17-19-36)|
|Koules (14-14-28)||Nelson (12-21-33)|
|Last 5 Games||6-2 W vs Calgary (Jan 18 2014) Final||5-3 L vs Kelowna (Jan 18 2014) Final|
|2-1 W @ Lethbridge (Jan 14 2014) Final||3-1 W vs Kelowna (Jan 17 2014) Final|
|5-4 L vs Kelowna (Jan 11 2014) Final||2-1 L vs Portland (Jan 11 2014) Final|
|2-1 W vs Saskatoon (Jan 7 2014) Final||3-2 W vs Portland (Jan 10 2014) Final SO|
|4-3 L @ Kootenay (Jan 5 2014) Final||3-2 W @ Portland (Jan 4 2014) Final|
|Leading After 1st||13-2-1-0||18-1-0-0|
|Leading After 2nd||21-1-0-0||22-0-0-0|
|Tied After 1st||8-6-1-0||10-2-0-0|
|Tied After 2nd||2-1-2-0||4-0-0-1|
|Trailing After 1st||5-7-1-0||2-13-0-2|
|Trailing After 2nd||3-13-1-0||4-16-0-1|
|Out Shooting Opponents||20-11-0-0||8-5-0-1|
|Out Shot by Opponents||4-3-3-0||19-11-0-1|