Saskatoon Blades come up flat in loss to Everett Silvertips

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WATCH ABOVE: The Everett Silvertips handed the Saskatoon Blades their second loss on home ice this season. Derek Bidwell with the highlights – Oct 25, 2018

Dustin Wolf made 23 saves as the Everett Silvertips blanked the Saskatoon Blades 3-0 on Wednesday in Western Hockey League (WHL) action.

Akash Bains, Dawson Butt and Riley Sutter, with an empty net goal, supplied the offence for the Silvertips (8-5-0).

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Nolan Maier stopped 28-of-30 shots for Saskatoon (8-4-1), who lost for the second time this year at home.

Blades head coach Mitch Love said the team came out flat.

“It was just a readiness thing, we just looked rusty, we looked fatigued,” Love said.

“They got life off of those things.”

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The Blades came up empty on five power plays, which Love said factored into the loss.

“We had a four minute power play in the third period, it probably could have given us a little bit of life – it didn’t,” Love said.

“I think if we score on one of those, it puts a little bit of pressure on the other side.”

Saskatoon now heads out on a three games in three nights road trip to Alberta, starting Friday in Red Deer.

– With files from the Canadian Press

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