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PREVIEW: Blades on the road again looking for response in Moose Jaw

Steve Hiscock
Saskatoon Blades (17-10-3-0) at Moose Jaw Warriors (16-6-4-1)
Date | Time  Saturday, Dec. 8th | 7:00 pm
Place Mosaic Place, Moose Jaw, SK
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Watch every Blades road game at Shoeless Joe’s Sports Grill in Saskatoon. Tune in live on the radio at 98 COOL FM, or stream on WHL Live. 

Tonight…

The Blades and Warriors finish the back half of a home & home series in Moose Jaw. It’s a bit of a grudge match as both East Division foes sit tied with 37 points and tied 1-1 in the season series. Moose Jaw has 3 games in hand.

The Blades might be happy to hit the road once again tonight. Saskatoon has played 18/30 games this season on the road, and have earned 11 of their 17 wins there. The Blades are 2-0-1-0 in their last 3 road games and 11-5-2-0 overall away from home this season.

The last game…

Eric Florchuk (9) and Josh Paterson (8) scored first period goals for Saskatoon last night at home in a 3-2 loss to the Warriors. Moose Jaw then scored 3 unanswered goals from Luke Ormsby (4), Tristin Langan (20), and Brayden Tracey (10) to complete the comeback victory. Special teams were the difference as Moose Jaw went 2/3 on the PP and 5/5 on the PK. Nolan Maier made 22 saves for the Blades while Brodan Salmond stopped 33/35 shots.

Head to Head…

The season series is now tied 1-1 with the road team coming out successful in each of the two meetings. Kirby Dach has 1G-2A in the series for Saskatoon… Four other Blades have 2 points each. Tristin Langan leads the Warriors offense in the season series vs the Blades with 2G-2A… Jett Woo is close behind with 3 helpers. Brodan Salmond is 1-1 in goal vs Saskatoon… Dorrin Luding has the Blades win over the Warriors from back on Nov. 2nd in Moose Jaw.

Who’s hot…

Gary Haden has 1G-2A in his last 2 games… Dawson Davidson has 8 points in his last 8 games… Max Gerlach has 5 points in his last 6 outings, and newcomer Nolan Kneen has 3 assists in his last 3 games.

Download & view the full game notes: game notes at MJ Dec8

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