Thursday, January 13, 2011

Tigers 4 Blazers 1

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Medicine Hat came in and got the job done as they built a 2-0 lead after the 1st period. Linden Vey finished with a goal and an assist to take over the WHL scoring lead by a single point over Brendan Ranford who was held off the scoresheet.

The only Blazer goal was from JT Barnett. He easily had the most chances on the Blazers side by Tigers goaltender Tyler Bunz was solid. He made 27 saves on the night as the Blazers outshot the Tigers 27-18. The Blazers were 1/7 on the PP, the Tigers 0/2.

The game marked the return of D Josh Caron who had missed 41 games with a broken collarbone. He was used sparingly though in his first game back with the Blazers dressing seven defenseman.

Chase Schaber played despite being a game-time decision. He appeared to be still affected from his leg injury.

Jeff Bosch took the loss in goal giving up four goals on 18 shots. That number is a bit deceiving though. He didn't play that bad. The Tigers had some quality chances.

The back-breaker came just over eight minutes into the third period when the Tigers scored short-handed on their first shot of the period. Emerson Etem and Lindey Vey worked the two-on-two to perfection to make it 4-1.

The Blazers travel for most of the day Thursday to Kennewick, WA to get set for their first meeting of the season against the Tri-City Americans Friday night at the Toyota Center.

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