Whatever was said after yesterdays game and this afternoon worked. After taking a beating from Swift Current last night. The bridge city bunch continued to play really well tonight on home ice
Randy McNaught did not play.
Jyri Niemi did indeed dress and he figured into the scoring too.
Steven Stanford was given the start,and he played almost perfect except for one unlucky bounce behind the Blades net....the boards behind both goals are really unpredictable....I do not know if any other WHL rink has this problem but I have seen it here in Saskatoon on numerous occasions.
Back to the game. Justin Leclerc tended net for the Blazers and he saw a decent amount of frozen rubber from a hungry Blades team. The Blades started the scoring in the 1st period and took a 2-0 lead going into the second.
The Blades played physical yet again,Gaelan Patterson dished out the Hit Of The Game, Darian Dziurzynski was throwing his weight around & managed to involve himself in a scrap. Teigan Zahn had a scrap as well but he really let up because he kind of just flopped Mark Hall around like a fish and held still instead of feeding him fists to the face.
The Blades scored 2 goals on the powerplay so their special teams was clicking.
The Blazers did manage to create a couple of scoring chances but they could not bury more than one. Justin Leclerc faced 49 shots. It must have been sort of difficult for Steven Stanford to keep sharp because he only faced 24 shots and the Blades had possession of the puck for a good majority of this game.
The Blades won the game 4-1.
The 3 stars were a Blades sweep:Star #1 was Walker Wintoneak who contributed 2 points. Star #2 was Stefan Elliott who scored 1 goal. The 3rd Star of the game was Sam Klassen who had a goal and an assist.
This win improves the Blades record t0 9-3.
The Blazers finish their east division road trip with a disappointing 1-5 record.
The next game for the Blades is another home contest on Tuesday Oct.27th against the Medicine Hat Tigers.