SASKATOON - Josh Nicholls had two goals and an assist and Andrey Makarov stopped 41 shots as the Saskatoon Blades doubled up the visiting Medicine Hat Tigers 6-3 on Friday in Western Hockey League play.
Darren Dietz, Brett Stovin and Nick Zajac each had a goal and an assist for the Blades (42-22-4), who won for the first time since having their 18-game win streak snapped on Mar. 3rd by the Moose Jaw Warriors, and Brenden Walker added a single goal.
Boston Leier scored twice for the Tigers (34-31-3) and Curtis Valk had the other.
Cam Lanigan turned away 28-of-34 shots in a losing cause.
That's today's game. That's one of the things you have to deal with when you're a championship team. Guys are going to earn more money based on their performance and what they've achieved, [and] deservedly so. [Saad] falls into that category.
— Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville on Brandon Saad, who was traded by Chicago to the Columbus Blue Jackets this offseason