Photo - Plymouth's Tom Wilson is parked in front of Kitchener goaltender John Gibson earlier in the series. Photo by Rena Laverty.
WHAT - Plymouth Whalers host the Kitchener Rangers in Game 7 of the Ontario Hockey League Western Conference semifinals.
WHERE and WHEN - Tuesday, 7:05 pm, Compuware Arena, 14900 Beck Road, Plymouth Township (734-453-8400).
SERIES SO FAR - Series is tied at three-games each.
LOCAL BROADCAST - 6:45 pm, 88.1FM WSDP and www.plymouthwhalers.com. Video streaming provided by the Schoolcraft College Sports Network.
NEXT SERIES - The winner of Tuesday's game goes on to play London in the OHL Western Conference Finals, starting on Thursday in London.
PLYMOUTH'S HISTORY IN SEVENTH GAMES - The Whalers are 5-5 in their playoff history in Game Sevens, including eliminating Kitchener in Game Seven last season in the Western Conference quarterfinals.
GOALTENDING CLINIC - Both goaltenders are stars of the series through six games.
Kitchener's John Gibson (an Anaheim Ducks draft) is second in the OHL playoffs with a 2.09 goals against average and leads the playoffs with a 0.951 save percentage. Gibson has allowed 11 goals through six games in the series. Gibson has one shutout in the series.
Plymouth's Scott Wedgewood (a New Jersey Devils draft) is third in the OHL playoffs with a 2.16 goals against average and is also third in the playoffs with a 0.935 save percentage. Wedgewood has allowed 12 goals in the series and has recorded two shutouts in the series.
Both played in the 2012 World Junior Championships - Gibson for the United States and Wedgewood for Canada.
PLYMOUTH'S LEADING SCORERS IN THE SERIES: Rickard Rakell (1 goal, 6 assists for 7 points in six games), Tom Wilson (4-2-6), Alex Aleardi (2-1-3).
KITCHENER'S LEADING SCORERS IN THE SERIES: Michael Catenacci (4-4-8), Tobias Rieder (2-5-7), Ryan Murphy (1-5-6).
THE SERIES THROUGH SIX GAMES:
Game 6 – (at) KITCHENER 4 (Murphy, Thomson, Meighan, Sol), PLYMOUTH 2 (Aleardi, Wilson).
Game 5 – (at) PLYMOUTH 3 (Wilson 2, Bathgate; Wedgewood, 32 saves), KITCHENER 0.
Game 4 – (at) KITCHENER 5 (Iafrate, Faksa, Rieder, Ming, M.Catenacci), PLYMOUTH 1 (Rakell).
Game 3- (at) PLYMOUTH 4 (Wilson, Levi, Trutmann, Aleardi), KITCHENER 3 (M.Catenacci 3).
Game 2 – PLYMOUTH 2 (Mistele, Bathgate; Wedgewood, 26 saves) at KITCHENER 0 (Gibson, 43 saves).
Game 1 – KITCHENER 2 (Rieder, Thomson; Gibson, 40 saves) at PLYMOUTH 0 (Wedgewood, 28 saves).