Sunday, March 27, 2011

Blades Up 2-0 Over Raiders

It wasn't the same dominating performance from Saturday, but the Saskatoon Blades showed tonight that they can win in a number of different ways.

The Raiders came out early in this game and looked much better than last night, carrying the play for the first ten minutes or more.

But it was the Blades who scored the only goal of the period as Brayden Schenn broke through the neutral zone and beat atleast 3 Raiders to the front of the goal and slid the puck past Eric Williams.

It was 1-0 after 1.

The Raiders scored in the 2nd period, but Saskatoon still remained in control as they matched that one tally by scoring three of their own. The Blades 2nd period goals came from Dziurzynski, Nicholls and Schenn. Shane Danyluk scored for the Raiders, his first career WHL playoff goal.

The teams traded goals in the third, Curtis Hamilton from the Blades and Antoine Corbin for Prince Albert.

The final was 5-2. The Blades now lead the series 2-0.

The game featured a pair of scraps. In the first period Curtis Hamilton was absolutely destroyed at centre ice by Harrison Ruopp. Brayden Schenn went to jump in and scrap Ruopp, but Siemens charged in and they squared off. Not much of a fight, but it was nice to see a pair of teammates come to the aid of Hamilton. He missed a few shifts, but came back a few minutes later.

Later in the game Dalton Thrower took on Austin Connor. Thrower gave up a ton of size to the 6'4 Connor, but he earned the take down after landing 2-3 solid rights to the big man's chips.

Steven Stanford was solid once again for the Blades, stopping 31 pucks. Eric Williams was decent for the Raiders, also making 31 saves in the loss.

The series now shifts to Prince Albert for games 3 and 4 on Wednesday and Thursday.

1 comment:

  1. Boy this CJN guy knows his stuff. I sure would like to meet him in person. He's probably the coolest. Shout out to my boy.
    "Big Daddy" Dyck