The Blades really came out firing guns a blazing as Darcy Kuemper was only in the Rebels net for 6:36 of the 1st period.He then was replaced in favor of Kraymer Barnstable. The Blades had a 4-0 lead early and never looked back,every Blades player played a solid game but I thought Darian Dzuirzynski was not himself....he was not really throwing too many hits or trying to get under their skin like he usually does.
The Blades had other guys do that tonight.
Some stat info here: Derek Hulak had 3 points(1G & 2A) and 17 PIMS 1st star of the game
Charles Inglis had 1 assist 2 fights and I think he won his first tussle against Turner Elson but had a much more difficult time with the much taller Alex Petrovic. Inglis was named 3rd star.
Josh Nicholls had 2 goals
Marek Viedensky had 3 points (1G & 2A) Also was named 2nd star.
Sam Klassen was awarded the Hit of the Game,and Randy McNaught was awarded the Hardest Working Player of the Game.
Brent Benson did not hit the score sheet but he leveled Nick Bell (I think it was) into the Blades bench and he completely went head over heals!!!) It was pretty impressive.
The Blades beat the Rebels 8-1 and hopefully the bridge city bunch can continue this into the weekend against the Giants and Wheat Kings.
With this victory tonight the Blades are assured a spot in the post season!!!!!!!!!!
These two teams could potentally meet in the playoffs (if the standings stayed the same) It also depends on the crossover rule which I am not to sure about.
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