PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - Turner Elson scored twice and Patrik Bartosak made 29 saves on 30 shots as the Red Deer Rebels defeated the Prince Albert Raiders 3-1 on Tuesday to take a commanding 3-0 lead in their best-of-seven WHL first-round series.
Brooks Maxwell also scored for the Rebels, who will try for the sweep on Wednesday in Prince Albert.
Mike Winther had the lone goal for the Raiders, who went 0-for-3 on the power play.
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