BRANDON, Man. - Darian Dziurzynski scored two third-period goals to lift the Saskatoon Blades to a 5-4 Western Hockey League playoff victory over the Brandon Wheat Kings on Wednesday.
Walker Wintoneak, Jyri Niemi and Derek Hulak also scored for the Blades, who narrowed the Wheat Kings' lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal to 2-1. Shayne Wiebe, Colby Robak, Brent Raedeke and Scott Glennie replied for the Wheat Kings, who host Game 4 on Friday.
Saskatoon netminder Steven Stanford made 32 saves, while Andrew Hayes stopped 23 shots for Brandon.