Leavitt Machinery Preview – Game 69 at Moose Jaw
RAIDER REVIEW: The Raiders (32-25-9-2) begin the final week of the regular season tonight in Moose Jaw against the Warriors (51-15-1-2) at Mosaic Place. On Saturday, the Raiders extended their winning streak to nine games with a 4-3 overtime victory over the Calgary Hitmen. After Calgary opened the scoring in the first period, Jordy Stallard tied the game early in the second. The Hitmen responded with a late goal in the second. The Raiders battled back with two goals in 47 seconds from Vojtech Budik and Curtis Miske to make it a 3-2 game. Midway through the third, the Hitmen tied the game and sent it to overtime. In the extra period, Brayden Pachal notched the overtime winner with 51 seconds to play. Ian Scott earned the win by making 20 saves.
VS. MOOSE JAW: This is the last meeting of the season between the Raiders and the Warriors. The Raiders won the last meeting 6-4 on Friday night at the Art Hauser Centre. This season, the Raiders have a 3-4-0-0 record 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 | PA 6 MJ 4 | K. McDonald (2g), P. Kelly (3a), J. Halbgewachs (2g-1a)
March 13/18 at MJ
Power play: PA – 4/20; MJ – 6/26
Leading scorer: PA – J. Stallard (6g-5a); MJ – Brayden Burke (4g-7a)
DOUBLE CENTURY: Jordy Stallard added another milestone to his impressive resume when he recorded his 200th career point on Saturday. With a goal and two assists on the night, the Winnipeg Jets draft pick now has 43 goals and 46 assists this season. Since joining the Raiders via trade last season, Stallard has 99 points in 76 appearances.
STELLAR SECOND HALF: Captain Curtis Miske continues to be an offensive force in the second half of the season. Since coming back from the holiday break, Miske has 40 points in 34 games. The Beaumont, AB product is also currently riding a nine-game point streak. In that stretch, he has seven goals and nine assists to bring his season total to 26 goals and 36 assists.
NEXT UP: The Raiders head to Regina tomorrow night to take on the Pats at the Brandt Centre. Game time is 7 p.m. The next Raiders’ home game is on Friday, March 16 in the regular season home finale against the Saskatoon Blades. Puck drop is 7 p.m. Tickets are available at tickets.raiderhockey.com, the Raider Office, or by calling 306-764-5348.