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Blades explode for six third-period goals in 11-5 thrashing of Raiders

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SASKATOON - Ryan Olsen, Travis McEvoy and Jake Trask each scored twice as the Saskatoon Blades scored six straight goals in the third period and thumped the Prince Albert Raiders 11-5 in Western Hockey League action Tuesday.

The game was tied 5-5 when the Raiders scored a power-play goal 37 seconds in the third period before Saskatoon completely dominated the rest of the game.

Matej Stransky had a goal and four assists for Saskatoon (39-28-3), which moved a point ahead of Kootenay and Regina into sixth place in the Eastern Conference.

Nick Zajac, Josh Nicholls, Darren Dietz and Brent Benson had the other goals for Saskatoon.

Mike Winther, Joey Santucci, Justin Maylan, Mark McNeill and Josh Morrisey replied for Prince Albert (21-42-6).

Andrey Makarov made 28 saves for the Blades.

Starter Cole Holowenko surrendered seven goals on 32 shots for the Raiders. Luke Lee-Knight stopped seven of 11 shots in relief.

The rough game saw 165 penalty minutes doled out, including five game misconducts during a melee at 14:37 of the third period.

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