Saturday, January 16, 2010

Broncos Rally, Snap Three Game Slide

Cody Eakin and Brad Hoban have been money in the shootout and it continued tonight in Regina. They both scored in the shootout to give the Broncos a key 4-3 shootout win.

The shootout wouldn't have been possible if not for a big comeback by the visitors. The Pats jumped on the Broncos early and led 3-0 just 12 minutes in. It was enough to chase starting G Mark Friesen in favour of Morgan Clark - that's another story I'll get to.

The Broncos rallied with three 2nd period goals from Cody Eakin, Justin Dowling and Travis Bobbee with 19 seconds to play in the frame.

The teams played a scoreless third and overtime thanks to some clutch saves on both sides.

In the shootout, Morgan Clark stopped both Jordan Eberle and Matt Strueby while the Broncos collected goals from Eakin and Hoban.

Morgan Clark was sensational coming in just 12 minutes into the first. Clark would make all 31 saves to back-stop the Broncos to the win.

The Broncos have now won five straight shootouts while the Pats lost their first shootout in five attempts.

The Broncos host Kootenay Wednesday - the hottest team in the WHL.

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