SASKATOON - Goaltender Cam Lanigan made 42 saves as the Medicine Hat Tigers dispatched the Saskatoon Blades 4-1 on Thursday to take a 1-0 lead in their Western Hockey League first-round playoff series.
Trevor Cox and Elgin Pearce both had a goal and an assist for Medicine Hat, while Dylan Bredo and captain Hunter Shinkaruk chipped in as well.
The Tigers went 0 for 2 on the power play and McColgan scored on Saskatoon's only man advantage.
Cox and Shinkaruk gave Medicine Hat a 2-0 lead at the first intermission. McColgan then brought the Blades to within one in the second period.
Pearce made it 3-1 early in the third and then Bredo added extra insurance with an empty-net goal with 13 seconds left in the game.