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Blades rally for 5-3 win over Raiders; Paradis has short-handed goal

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PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - The Saskatoon Blades scored four unanswered goals to rally past the Prince Albert Raiders 5-3 on Saturday in Western Hockey League play.

Matej Stransky and Lukas Sutter scored power-play goals in the second period for the Blades (2-0-0), while Jesse Paradis had a short-handed goal and Jake Trask an even-strength score in the third period. Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Josh Nicholls opened scoring in the first.

James Bettauer, TJ Constant and Todd Fiddler supplied the offence for the Raiders (0-2-0).

Andrey Makarov made 33 saves for the win, while Eric Williams stopped 27 for Prince Albert.

Special teams made the difference in this contest. Four out of the Blades five goals were either scored short handed or on the man advantage, while the Raiders failed to convert on four power-play opportunities.

It was the second time in as many nights the Raiders suffered a loss to the Blades, as they were dealt a 4-3 loss on Sept. 23 in Saskatoon.

Paradis has scored three goals in two games against the Raiders.

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