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Game Preview: Blades Open Home & Home with Pats

January 18, 2019 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Saskatoon Blades News Release

Regina Pats (12-31-1-1) at Saskatoon Blades (26-13-6-0)

Date | Time | Place Friday, Jan. 18th | 7:00 p.m | SaskTel Centre

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The Blades wrap up a 5-game home stand and open a home & home series with the Regina Pats. Saskatoon will try to get back in the win column after going 0-1-1-0 last weekend. Meanwhile, Regina will look to snap an 8-game winless skid. The Blades currently occupy 2nd place in the East Division, 5 points up on the Moose Jaw Warriors who have 4 games in hand.

The last game...

Kyle Crnkovic (5), Kirby Dach (17), and Max Gerlach (25, 26) scored in a 5-4 loss last Saturday to the Portland Winterhawks. Gary Haden had 2 assists and Nolan Maier made 34 saves. The Pats are coming off a 4-3 loss at home on Wednesday to the Kootenay ICE. Dean McNabb made 18 saves in goal.

Head to head...

The Blades are 1-1-0-0 against the Pats so far in the 6-game season series. The last meeting was back on Jan. 4th in Saskatoon when the Blades won 2-1 in OT. The other was a 6-5 Pats win in Regina on Nov. 6th. Special teams have been wild in the series... Saskatoon is 4/8 on the PP and 3/5 on the PK. Max Gerlach has 3 goals and Kirby Dach has 3 assists in the series... Austin Pratt has 2G-1A to lead the Pats. Nolan Maier has the Blades' win in goal... Dean McNabb has Regina's win.

Who's hot......

Kyle Crnkovic has 5 points in his last 4 games Kirby Dach (3G-3A) is on a 4 game point streak Max Gerlach has points in 10 of his last 11 games including 9 goals Dawson Davidson has an assist in 3 straight games

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