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Game 2 Preview: Blades vs Warriors

Steve Hiscock
Moose Jaw Warriors at Saskatoon Blades 
WHEN  7:00pm, March 23rd
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TALE OF THE TAPE

Saskatoon Blades(45-15-8-0 – 98pts)
2nd – East Division 2nd – Eastern Conference
PP– 65/297 = 21.9% (10th in WHL)
PK– 193/237 = 81.4% (5th in WHL)
Final 10 games: (8-2-0-0)

Moose Jaw Warriors (40-20-6-2 – 88pts)
3rd – East Division 5th – Eastern Conference
PP– 70/255 = 27.5% (3rd in WHL)
PK– 178/221 = 80.5% (7th in WHL)
Final 10 games: (6-4-0-0)

The last game…

Chase Wouters scored his career playoff goal 3:23 into the first overtime period to lift the Blades to a 3-2 victory in the series opener over the Moose Jaw Warriors. Riley McKay (1) and Max Gerlach (1) also scored for the Blades, Brandon Schuldhaus had 2 assists, and Nolan Maier  made 21 saves for the win in goal. Eric Alarie (1) and Kaeden Taphorn (1) scored for the Warriors; Brodan Salmond stopped 35/38 shots.

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Head to head…

In game 1 the Blades outshot the Warriors 38-23 and won 43 of 64 faceoffs. Saskatoon held the edge in special teams scoring the only power play goal so far in the series.

The Blades won the regular season series 5-1, including the last four meetings, two of which were earlier in the month of March. All games in the season series ended in regulation time. Saskatoon was 7/25 (28%) on the power play in the season series and 14/18 (77.8%) on the PK.

2019 Playoffs
Saskatoon Blades
(1-0)
PP– 1/4 = 25%
PK– 2/2 = 100%
OT Record: 1-0

2019 Playoffs
Moose Jaw Warriors
(0-1)
PP– 0/2 = 0%
PK– 3/4 = 75%
OT Record: 0-1

Download & view the full game notes: Blades Notes & Stats Game 2 vs MJ

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