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Nicholls scores winner as the Blades edge the Broncos 2-1

Saturday, 09.29.2012 / 11:54 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Nicholls scores winner as the Blades edge the Broncos 2-1

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. - Josh Nicholls scored the game winner at the 2:32 mark of overtime as the Saskatoon Blades defeated the host Swift Current Broncos 2-1 on Saturday in Western Hockey League action.

Nicholls collected his team-leading third goal of the season after being sent in on a breakaway on a long pass from Duncan Siemens.

Saskatoon's (2-2-0) Matej Stransky forced overtime when he scored on the power play with 2:03 left in regulation.

Swift Current (1-0-3) had a 1-0 lead when Ryon Moser scored at the 2:09 mark of the third period.

Andrey Makarov made 26 saves for the win. Despite the loss, Landon Bow stopped 40-of-42 shots to earn the game's first star in his WHL debut.

The Blades went 1-for-7 on the power play while the Broncos went 0-for-3.

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