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Stanford stops 37 shots, leads Blades to 4-1 win over Hitmen

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SASKATOON - The reeling Calgary Hitmen ran into a red hot goaltender for a second straight night.

Steven Stanford made 37 saves as the Saskatoon Blades beat the Hitmen 4-1 in Western Hockey League action Wednesday. Calgary's sixth loss in its last eight games came one night after Garrett Zemlak stopped 50 shots in Prince Albert's 8-1 rout of the Hitmen.

Derek Hulak and Walker Wintoneak each had a goal and an assist for the WHL-leading Blades (31-9-4). Darian Dziurzynski also scored and Sena Acolatse added an empty-net goal.

Zak Stebner had the lone goal for the Hitmen (28-14-2).

A night after being pulled in the loss to Prince Albert, Martin Jones went the distance in goal for the Hitmen and made 25 saves.

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