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Stanley Cup Final

Rimmer stops 48 shots and Watson scores twice as Hurricanes beat Pats 5-2

Tuesday, 02.05.2013 / 11:24 PM / News

The Canadian Press

REGINA - Ty Rimmer turned away 48 shots to lead the Lethbridge Hurricanes to a 5-2 win over the Regina Pats in Western Hockey League action Tuesday night.

Jamal Watson had two goals, including the eventual winner for Lethbridge (25-23-8). Josh Derko and Sam Mckechnie had a goal and an assist each while Axel Blomqvist added one for the Hurricanes.

Chandler Stephenson and Marc McCoy scored for Regina (19-29-6).

The Hurricanes scored two goals on their first four shots, ending Regina starter Matt Hewitt’s night six minutes into the game.

Watson’s eventual game winner near the end of the frame was one for the highlight reel, going top shelf after a nifty toe drag from in tight.

Lethbridge went 1-for-4 on the power play while the Pats were shut out on seven attempts.

Rimmer (22-20-8) is ranked first in the WHL in minutes played and saves.

Relieving Hewitt and taking the loss for Regina while making 21 saves was Teagan Sacher.

Playing for my favorite team growing up, I've probably scored that goal a million times in my driveway. It feels good to actually do it in real life.

— Dale Weise, who grew up a Canadiens fan, on scoring the overtime winner in Montreal's 5-4 victory against Tampa Bay in Game 1