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.
We have no doubt how he can play. You don't, with four teams that are left, you're not getting here without good goaltending. All great goalies left, and [Bishop] is a top-tier goaltender in this league and he's shown it.
— Lightning coach Jon Cooper on goalie Ben Bishop, who shut out the Rangers in Game 5