After a day off, the Bombers hit Weyburn tonight looking to snap a 2 game winless streak, after they looked poised to get wins in both Nipawin and Estevan to start the trip.
The Bombers led Nipawin 4-3 on Tuesday with just over 5 minutes left in regulation, only to see the Hawks tie the game and pick up the win in a shoot out. It looked like Flin Flon would blow Estevan out on Wednesday, grabbing a quick 3-0 lead after 1, but let that lead slip away and ended up dropping the game in OT 5-4.
Today is a new day with a new opponent, the upstart Weyburn Red Wings who are battling for the Viterra Division title, enter the game tonight, 2 points behind Melville. The Mills do have a game in hand.
If you take away the head to head matches with Estevan, the Wings have been able to pick up wins over pretty much the rest of their opponents in 2015. The Wings are winless against the Bruins in 2015 with a pair of losses and a shoot out loss.
This will be the fourth and final meeting of the season with the Bombers picking up 5 out of a possible 6 points in the 3 previous meetings, with 2 of the 3 games needing over- time.
The last meeting in Weyburn back on October the 17th, the Bombers blew a 3-1 lead and ended up losing in the shoot out 4-3.
This will be a battle between two of the league's best power play units. The Bombers are ranked no.1 at 22.4%, and the Wings are ranked second at 20.6 %.
Flin Flon finds themselves just 1 point behind Nipawin for second in the Sherwood Division with a game in hand on the Hawks, and continue to battle Notre Dame for 5th overall. The Bombers lead the Hounds by 2 points and both teams have played 43 games.
The two hottest Bombers heading into Weyburn tonight, are Brett Boehm who has 15 points in his last 10 games, and captain Dean Allison who has 10 points in his last 7 games.
Both these players will need to be good again tonight with contributions needed from Chris Rauckman who has failed to score on the road trip so far ,and Alex Smith who hasn't scored in his last 7 games. Smith is still in the top 10 league scorers sitting 9th overall with 41 points.
Tyler Bell continues to impress on the back end and has been able to chip in offensively besides adding a strong physical presence. Bell has scored in both games on the road trip and has 15 points on the season including 7 power play goals.
No matter what go's down you will have the best seat in the house with all the action on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com starting with the Murray GM Coach's Show at 7:15.
Steven Wilson will have tonight's call from Crescent Point Place.