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Nicholls scores twice as Blades win 5-1, force Game 7 with Hurricanes

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SASKATOON - Josh Nicholls scored two goals and Jyri Niemi added four assists as the Saskatoon Blades beat the Lethbridge Hurricanes 5-1 Monday to force a Game 7 in their WHL Eastern Conference quarter-final.

Milan Kytnar, Adam Chorneyko and Teigan Zahn also scored for the Blades, who went 2 for 9 on the power play. Drew Hoff had Lethbridge's only goal.

Braden Holtby was solid in net for Saskatoon, stopping 26 of 27 shots, while Juha Metsola made 29 saves from 34 shots for the Hurricanes.

Game 7 goes Wednesday in Saskatoon.

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