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Dietz with three points, Makarov 39 saves as the Blades down the Broncos

Friday, 02.08.2013 / 11:54 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Dietz with three points, Makarov 39 saves as the Blades down the Broncos

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. - Darren Dietz scored twice and added an assist as the Saskatoon Blades downed the host Swift Current Broncos 4-1 on Friday in Western Hockey League play.

Josh Nicholls and Collin Valcourt also scored for the Blades (30-21-3), who extended their winning streak to seven games.

Levi Bews scored the lone goal for the Chiefs (31-21-2), who have just three wins in their last 11 contests.

Andrey Makarov stopped 39-of-40 shots for the win as Eetu Laurikainen made 33 saves in defeat.

Saskatoon went 1 for 4 on the power play while Swift Current failed to score on four chances with the man advantage.

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