(game summary courtesy SaskatoonBlades.com)
The Blades continue to lead the Blades vs. Tigers season series with a perfect 3-0 record after tonight’s overtime win.
In the first period Scott McKay opened up the scoring with his second goal of the season and the only goal of the period.
In the second frame the Blades scored three goals within 2 minutes and 10 seconds, starting at the 10:37 mark of the period. Darian Dziurzynski took a tough hit from Kale Kessy, knocking his helmet off and sending him back to the bench winded. He came back with vengeance and scored the first Blades goal, his 27th of the season, to start the second period trend. Connor Cox snatched a loose puck by Tyler Bunz’s net and slid it in to make it 2-1 and only 21 seconds later Curtis Hamilton put one home from the left circle to end the period 3-1.
The Tigers battled back in the third period, Emerson Etem scored on the powerplay to reduce the home team lead. Jake Trask also scored on the powerplay to stretch his point streak to 9 games; he has 11 goals and 6 assists within the stretch. With 3:33 left on the clock The Hat found themselves on a two man advantage which Thomas Carr capitalized on and brought the team within one point of the tie. Emerson Etem closed the gap completely with his 32nd of the season and sent the game into overtime.
Brayden Schenn put a quick end to the overtime decision with the game winning goal amongst a scramble in front of the Tigers net, his second OT game winner of the season. A 5-4 victory for the Blades and Steven Stanford who made 26 saves.
The Blades and Tigers wrap up their season series on Sunday night in Medicine Hat. The next Blades home game is one week away when they play the Brandon Wheat Kings, at 7:05 in the Credit Union Centre.