The Saskatoon Blades and Derek Hulak made it look easy Saturday night.
The Blades, led by a three-point outing from Hulak, skated to a 7-4 win over the Swift Current Broncos in Western Hockey League action. Adam Morrison made the start for Saskatoon and allowed three goals on 10 shots in 25:25 of work, leaving with the game tied 3-3. Steven Stanford came on in relief and allowed one goal on 22 shots.
Saskatoon rallied after the goalie change, scoring four goals in the third period.
The Blades are in third place in the WHL's Eastern Conference behind the Brandon Wheat Kings and Medicine Hat Tigers.
Elsewhere in the WHL it was Moose Jaw 4 Regina 1; Prince Albert 5 Lethbridge 1; Red Deer 5 Edmonton 0; Kelowna 7 Medicine Hat 2; Portland 6 Seattle 2; Kootenay 4 Spokane 3; Vancouver 7 Prince George 4; and Everett 2 Kamloops 1.
At Swift Current, Sask., Charles Inglis scored twice for Saskatoon (34-11-6), while Darian Dziurzynski, Walker Wintoneak and Josh Nicholls added singles.
Matt Tassone scored a pair for Swift Current (26-24-3), while Cody Eakin and Taylor Vause also replied.
Warriors 4 Pats 1
At Moose Jaw, Sask., Jason Bast scored twice as the Warriors beat Regina.
Brendan Rowinski and Thomas Frazee had the other tallies for Moose Jaw (26-18-6).
Carter Ashton scored for the Pats (23-25-4).
Raiders 5 Hurricanes 1
At Lethbridge, Alta., Ryan Harrison, Emerson Hrynyk and Andrew Herle scored in the opening 3:02 as Prince Albert cruised to a win over the Hurricanes.
Jordan Hickmott added two goals for the Raiders (27-23-3).
Mitch Maxwell had the lone goal for Lethbridge (16-30-5).
Rebels 5 Oil Kings 0
At Red Deer, Alta., Willie Coetzee sniped a pair of goals and Kraymer Barntable stopped all 26 shots he faced as the Rebels blanked Edmonton.
Landon Ferraro, Turner Elson and Nick Bell also scored for Red Deer (28-19-4).
Torrie Jung made 37 saves for the Oil Kings (10-32-11).
Rockets 7 Tigers 2
At Kelowna, B.C., Spencer Main scored twice and added an assist as the Rockets blasted Medicine Hat.
Shane McColgan had a goal and assist in the first period for Kelowna (24-25-4), while Mitchell Callahan, Tyson Barrie, Cody Chikie and Geordie Wudrick also scored.
Linden Vey and Matt MacKay replied for Medicine Hat (32-16-8).
Winterhawks 6 Thunderbirds 2
At Portland, Ore., Chris Francis and Luke Walker led the Winterhawks over Seattle.
Francis had a goal and three assists. Portland (31-21-2) also got goals from Ryan Johansen, Taylor Aronson, Luca Sbisa, Troy Rutkowski and Walker.
Prab Rai and Burke Gallimore both scored for the Thunderbirds (14-29-8).
Ice 4 Chiefs 3
At Spokane, Wash., Joey Leach had a goal and two assists as Kootenay edged the Chiefs.
Brayden McNabb, Steele Boomer and Kevin King also tallied for Kootenay (32-16-4).
Kyle Beach scored twice for Spokane (29-19-4), while Mitch Wahl had a marker.
Giants 7 Cougars 4
At Vancouver, David Musil and Brendan Gallagher each had a pair of goals for the Giants in their win over Prince George.
Tomas Vincour, Neil Manning and James Henry also tallied for Vancouver (31-19-3).
Jaroslav Vlach had two goals for the Cougars (9-40-3), while Taylor Makin and Clarke Breitzkreuz also scored.
Blazers 2 Silvertips 1
At Everett, Wash., the Silvertips set a new franchise record by winning their 14th straight game as they defeated Kamloops.
Shane Harper and Chris Langkow scored for Everett (33-16-3).
Brendan Ranford scored for the Blazers (24-24-6).