Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Blades Nip Brandon in Overtime

Reid Duke had a goal and two assists for Brandon Tuesday
  Brett Stovin scored 1:35 into overtime as the Saskatoon Blades downed the Brandon Wheat Kings 5-4 on Tuesday night.

  Tim McGauley sent the game to overtime, scoring his fourth goals in three games for Brandon with 10.3 seconds left in the third period.

  The McGauley goal came after the Wheat Kings failed to hold a 3-2, third period lead, but not expanding on that lead earlier in the contest was just as responsible for Brandon's undoing.

  "There was any one of a number of opportunities where we could have built on our lead or widened our lead," said Brandon GM/Coach Kelly McCrimmon on CKLQ's post-game show, "Having said that, at the (marketing) timeout in the third period, if there were no more goals scored after that point, we win the game.  We needed to do a better job."

  "We didn't get the pucks down deep like we were in the first two periods and we have been in the past weekend against Edmonton," said Brandon winger Quintin Lisoway, who had a goal and an assist in the contest,"That transferes into defensive zone play.  We just have to bear down and get the job done."

  Reid Duke had a goal and two assists and John Quenneville a first period power-play goal for the Wheat Kings.

  The loss leaves Brandon (19-5-2-0) four points ahead of second-place Medicine Hat in the Eastern Conference standings.

  The Wheat Kings next game is Friday, when they visit the Blades to open a two-game Saskatchewan road trip.

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