SHARE
Stanley Cup Final

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

Saturday, 09.29.2012 / 11:54 PM / News

The Canadian Press

Share with your Friends


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.

Quote of the Day

If you want to prove people wrong, you've just got to go out and do it. Yeah, we blew 3-2 series leads the last two years, but no one is going remember that if we go out there on Saturday night and beat these guys and go play in the Stanley Cup Final. We need to get back to work and we'll start to do that tomorrow.

— Ducks forward Kyle Palmieri following a loss to the Blackhawks in Game 6 on Wednesday