Leavitt Machinery Preview – Game 67 vs. Moose Jaw
RAIDER REVIEW: The Raiders (30-25-9-2) are home at the Art Hauser Centre tonight for a division battle against the WHL-leading Moose Jaw Warriors (49-14-1-2). On Wednesday, the Raiders extended their winning streak to seven games with a 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oil Kings. Regan Nagy had the Raiders within one following the first period. In the middle frame, Curtis Miske and Max Martin scored 14 seconds apart to put the Raiders ahead 3-2. Parker Kelly tallied the insurance goal midway through the third to round out the scoring. Ian Scott got the start and made 13 saves to pick up his 22nd win of the season.
VS. MOOSE JAW: This is the seventh contest of the eight-game season series between the Raiders and the Warriors. The Raiders have a 2-4-0-0 record against Moose Jaw this year. Prince Albert is currently riding a two-game winning streak against the Warriors.
2017-18 SEASON SERIES AT A GLANCE
Sept. 22/17 at PA | MJ 3 PA 0 | B. Burke (1g), J. Woo (1g), B. Willms (21 saves)
Sept. 23/17 at MJ | MJ 7 PA 3 | T. Jeannot (1g-2a), N. Gregor (1g-2a), J. Stallard (1g-1a)
Nov. 2/17 at MJ | MJ 5 PA 2 | B. Burke (1g-2a), J. Halbgewachs (2g), B. Leason (1g)
Nov. 4/17 at PA | MJ 3 PA 2 | I. Scott (25 saves), B. Burke (1g-1a), J. Stallard (1g)
Nov. 25/17 at MJ | PA 3 MJ 2 | C. Meger (31 saves), B. Willms (30 saves), J. Stallard (1g)
Jan. 13/18 at PA | PA 4 MJ 3 | J. Stallard (2g-1a), C. Miske (1g-2a), R. Nagy (2a)
March 9/18 at PA
March 13/18 at MJ
Power play: PA – 3/18; MJ – 5/23
Leading scorer: PA – J. Stallard (5g-3a); MJ – Brayden Burke (4g-7a)
FOUR OR MORE: The magic number for the Raiders this season has been four. When scoring four or more goals this season, the Raiders have won 25 of their 30 games. Over their current seven-game winning streak, the Raiders have averaged 4.86 goals per game and have only scored less than four goals in a game once.
NEW CAREER HIGH: With an assist on Wednesday night, not only did Vojtech Budik stretch his point streak to nine games, but the Buffalo Sabres prospect also established a new career high with 26 helpers on the year. To go along with those assists, Budik also has 13 goals for 39 points. Over his streak, the Czech defenceman has five goals and six assists.
MARTIN’S STREAK: Another defenceman putting up points recently is Max Martin. His goal on Wednesday night extended his point streak to four games, which matches a career high set twice last season.
NEXT UP: the Raiders take on the Calgary Hitmen on Luck Of The Irish Night on Saturday night at the Art Hauser Centre. Puck drop is 7 p.m. Tickets are available at tickets.raiderhockey.com, the Raider Office, or by calling 306-764-5348.