Leavitt Machinery Preview – Game 49 vs. Edmonton
RAIDER REVIEW: The Raiders (19-20-7-2) host the Edmonton Oil Kings (18-24-4-3) at the Art Hauser Centre for the first time this season. Last night, the Raiders knocked off the Prince George Cougars 6-2 at the Art Hauser Centre. Kody McDonald – who was acquired from the Cougars earlier this month – led the way with a goal and two assists, including the opening marker on a shorthanded rush. Jordy Stallard, Parker Kelly, Curtis Miske, Cole Fonstad, and Sean Montgomery filled the net for the Raiders. Ian Scott made 22 saves to pick up the win.
VS. EDMONTON: This is the second game between the Raiders and the Oil Kings this season. Edmonton won the previous meeting 4-1 at Rogers Place. In the last contest in Prince Albert, the Raiders downed the Oil Kings 4-3 in overtime on Dec. 13, 2016.
2017-18 SEASON SERIES AT A GLANCE
Dec. 2/17 at EDM | EDM 4 PA 1 | D. Koch (2g), D. Kope (2a), J. Stallard (1g)
Jan. 27/18 at PA
Feb. 24/18 at EDM
March 7/18 at PA
Power play: Prince Albert – 0/7; Edmonton – 0/3
Leading scorer: Prince Albert – Three tied (1pt); Edmonton – David Kope (2a)
REACHING THE BAR: Ian Scott won his 13th game of the season last night, equalling the career high set during the 2015-16 season. This year, Scott has a 13-13-1-2 record with a 3.20 goals-against average and a 0.902 save percentage.
CAPTAIN ON FIRE: Curtis Miske extended his point streak to six games on Friday night with a goal in the third period. The six-game point streak is the longest of the overagers 235-game WHL career, scoring four goals and adding six assists over that span. He passed his previous career long streak of five games set last season from Feb. 8 to Feb. 17, 2017.
CENTURY AND A HALF: Brayden Pachal played in his 150th career game on Friday night. The defenceman from Estevan has eight goals and 27 assists in his WHL career. Of those points, seven goals and 19 assists came following his trade to Prince Albert from Victoria last season.
PENALTIES KILLED: After killing all five penalties assessed to them last night, the Raiders now hold the second-best penalty kill percentage in the WHL at 80.4%. The Raiders have killed off their last 17 penalties.
NEXT UP: The Raiders continue their homestand on Tuesday night against the Red Deer Rebels (11-25-8-3). Puck drop is 7 p.m. Tickets are available at raiderhockey.com, the Raider Office, or by calling 306-764-5348.