Leavitt Machinery Preview – Game 66 vs. Edmonton
RAIDER REVIEW: The Raiders (29-25-9-2) take on the Edmonton Oil Kings (19-39-6-2) tonight as they continue their homestand at the Art Hauser Centre. On Saturday, the Raiders took down the Lethbridge Hurricanes 4-1. After the Hurricanes opened the scoring in the first period, Brayden Pachal tied the game midway through the second. Then, in a three-minute span in the third period, Vojtech Budik, Max Martin, and Cole Fonstad all scored to give the Raiders the win. Ian Scott made 25 saves to earn his 21st win of the season.
VS. EDMONTON: This is the final game of the four-game season series between the Raiders and the Oil Kings. The Raiders have won the last two meetings between the two teams, including a 9-2 victory in Edmonton’s last trip to the Art Hauser Centre.
2017-18 SEASON SERIES RECAP
Dec. 2/17 at EDM | EDM 4 PA 1 | D. Koch (2g), D. Kope (2a), J. Stallard (1g)
Jan. 27/18 at PA | PA 9 EDM 2 | C. Fonstad (2g-1a), V. Budik (1g-3a), K. McDonald (2g)
Feb. 24/18 at EDM | PA 5 EDM 4 | B. Leason (2g), P. Kelly (1g-1a), T. Fix-Wolansky (1g-2a)
March 7/18 at PA
Power play: Prince Albert – 3/19; Edmonton – 2/9
Leading scorer: Prince Albert – Kody McDonald (3g-6a); Edmonton – Trey Fix-Wolansky (3g-3a)
OFFENSIVE EXPLOSION: The last time the Oil Kings visited the Art Hauser Centre the Raiders had their highest offensive output of the season with nine goals scored.
HEATING UP: Brayden Pachal is starting to pile up the points. Currently riding a four-game point streak, Pachal snapped a 25-game goalless drought on Friday against Swift Current. Now, the Estevan product has goals in back-to-back games to bring his total to six on the season. He has added 19 assists for a total of 25 points.
20-GOAL SCORERS: With Cole Fonstad’s goal on Saturday night against Lethbridge, the Raiders have four 20-goal scorers in their lineup for the first time since the 2013-14 season. He joins Jordy Stallard (41), Parker Kelly (27), and Curtis Miske (22) as the players who have scored 20 goals as members of the Raiders this season.
KELLY VS. EDMONTON: Parker Kelly has had success in his career against the Edmonton Oil Kings. The Ottawa Senators prospect enters tonight with a seven-game point streak against Edmonton. He has four goals and six assists in that span.
NEXT UP: The Raiders wrap up their four-game home stand with games on Friday and Saturday at the Art Hauser Centre. On Friday, the Moose Jaw Warriors come to town for the last time this season. Then on Saturday, the Raiders take on the Calgary Hitmen on Luck Of The Irish Night. Puck drop is 7 p.m. Tickets are available at tickets.raiderhockey.com, the Raider Office, or by calling 306-764-5348.