It wasn't a pretty game, but it still counts as a W for the Saskatoon Blades. It's also their 49th win of the season.
Saskatoon scored 6 goals in the last 40 minutes to beat Edmonton last night 8-5.
The Oil Kings looked like a team possessed in the first period, using their speed and grit to score 4 goals and lead the Blades 4-2. Saskatoon had their first two goals from Marek Viedensky and Jake Trask.
The Blades turned things around in the second period as they scored the frames only two goals. Those came from Brayden Schenn and Levi Bews. For Bews it was his 2nd goal of the season and first in 41 games.
Things remained tied until midway through the third when Stefan Elliott got on the board to give the Blades a 5-4 lead.
Edmonton never backed down as they tied things up 5 minutes later. But Saskatoon dug deep and got the lead back as Stefan Elliott ripped a slap shot past Laurent Brossoit on the powerplay to go back in front 6-5. The game was pretty much over as Saskatoon scored two more late, including one into an empty net. The final two goals came from Darian Dziurzynski and Schenn (EN).
The Oil Kings got goals from Klarc Wilson, Dylan Wruck, Jordan Hickmott, Michael St. Croix and Rhett Rachinski.
For Schenn and Elliott, they each had 2 goals and an assist.
With his 3 points, Elliott is now 4 points back of Pat Price for the Blades all time scoring lead for defenseman. Maybe he can earn that this weekend with his parents in town for parents weekend?
Marek Viedensky and Brent Benson both returned to the lineup from injury and looked very good. Viedensky had two points.
Adam Morrison started for the Blades, but was yanked after giving up 3 goals in the first 9:11 of the game. Steven Stanford came in and earned the win.
Saskatoon now has back to back games this weekend. They host Kootenay Friday night and Moose Jaw on Saturday.