April 8, 2019 8:48 am

Prince Albert Raiders down Saskatoon Blades, go up 2-0 in series

WATCH ABOVE: The Prince Albert Raiders down the Saskatoon Blades 3-2 in Game 2 of their WHL Eastern Conference semifinal.


The Prince Albert Raiders scored twice early in the third period as they came from behind to down the Saskatoon Blades 3-2 on Sunday in Game 2 of their Western Hockey League (WHL) playoff series.

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The Blades were up 2-0 late in the second period when Zack Hayes scored his first goal of the playoffs with 29 seconds on the clock to cut the lead in half.

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The Raiders tied it up 1:34 into the third period after Dante Hannoun snapped a shot past Nolan Maier.

Prince Albert scored the game-winning goal 37 seconds later on the power play when Sean Montgomery banged in a rebound.

Ian Scott made 24 saves to pick up his sixth-straight playoff win.

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The Blades had a 1-0 lead after the first on Kirby Dach’s fourth goal of the playoffs.

Eric Florchuk scored early in the second period with the man advantage to give Saskatoon a 2-0 lead.

Maier made 29 saves in the loss.

The Raiders are up 2-0 in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal.

The series shifts to Saskatoon for Game 3 on Tuesday.

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