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TALE OF THE TAPE

Saskatoon Blades(6-2)
PP– 4/30 = 13.3%
PK– 23/27 = 85.2%
OT Record: 2-0
GF:21  GA:18

Prince Albert Raiders (6-2)
PP– 5/29 = 17.2%
PK– 22/27 = 81.5%
OT Record: 0-0
GF:27  GA:14

Game 5 in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series goes tonight at 7:00pm from the Art Hauser Centre in Prince Albert. The game will broadcast live on the radio at 98 COOL FM beginning with the pre-game show at 6:00pm. The official viewing party for Blades’ road games during the playoffs is at Shoeless Joe’s Sports Grill in Stonebridge.

After winning back-to-back games on home ice, the Blades will look to do something they have yet to do this season; win at the Art Hauser Centre in Prince Albert.

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The last game…

Dante Hannoun (4) scored short-handed for Prince Albert in the first period before the Blades went on to score four unanswered goals en route to a 4-1 victory in game 4.  Max Gerlach (6) had a goal and 2 assists, Tristen Robins (2), Kyle Crnkovic (2), and Eric Florchuk (2) also scored for Saskatoon, Dawson Davidson had 3 assists, and Nolan Maier was the 1st star of the game for a second straight night thanks to a 43 save effort… the draft eligible netminder allowed just 1 goal in the last two games of the series.

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Head to head…

PA has outscored Saskatoon 10-8 in the first four games combined. Prince Albert is 3/16 on the power play in the series, Saskatoon is 2/13. Dawson Davidson—the Blades leading scorer in the regular season—leads Saskatoon’s offense in the series with 5 assists. Sean Montgomery and Brett Leason lead the way for Prince Albert with 4 points each. Nolan Maier is 2-2 in the series with a .935SV% while Ian Scott is also 2-2 with a .939SV%.

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