Thursday, December 30, 2010
Blades 5 Raiders 1
The Saskatoon Blades continue to roll at home...and overall...after trimming the visiting Prince Albert Raiders 5-1 Thursday night. The Bridge City Bunch scored four unanswered goals in the first period, chasing rookie, 17-year-old netminder Eric Williams in the process, on the way to winning their eighth straight home game and recording their fourth consecutive victory overall.
The line of Darian Dziurzynski, Brent Benson and Jake Trask accounted for three of the goals, piling up eight points in total. Dziurzynski had two goals, Benson a goal and two assists and Trask with three helpers.
Josh Nicholls scored, what turned out to be, the winning goal while Stefan Elliott added a power play marker for the Blades in front of 4,766 fans at Credit Union Centre.
Saskatoon out-shot Prince Albert 39-28 with Brandon Herrod's second period goal the only shot to elude Adam Morrison in the Blades' net.
It was the eighth straight win for the Bridge City Bunch over the Raiders at C-U-C.
The Eastern Conference leading Blades will put their 28-8-1 record on the line against Red Deer on New Year's Day Saturday at 7:05.
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Posted at 12/30/2010