Conner Bleackley is keeping the Red Deer Rebels near the top of the Western Hockey League standings. Matt Paradis Broncos Jersey
. Bleackley scored twice, including a power-play goal, as Red Deer downed the Saskatoon
Blades 4-2 on Tuesday in WHL action. Grayson Pawlenchuk had a goal for the
Rebels (4-1-0) as well, while Dominik Volek put the puck into an empty net with
10 seconds left to play. Alex Moodie made 30 saves for the win. David Nemecek
and Collin Valcourt supplied the offence for Saskatoon (0-4-0), while Alex
Moodie stopped 31 of 34 shots. Red Deer went 1 for 5 on the power play and the
Blades scored once on four man advantages. The Rebels are now in third in the
WHLs Eastern Conference, behind the Medicine Hat Tigers in the Central Division.
--- Tigers 4 Warriors 2 MEDICINE HAT, Alta. -- Defenceman Tommy Vannellis
power-play goal in the second period was the eventual winner as the Tigers
dropped Moose Jaw. Steven Owre, Cole Sanford and Kyle Becker also scored for
Medicine Hat (4-1-0), while Marek Langhamer made 33 saves for the win. Sam
Fioretti and Tanner Eberle had goals for the Warriors (2-3-0). Justin Paulic
turned away 31 shots. --- Cougars 2 Royals 0 PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. -- Ty Edmonds
stopped all 31 shots he faced as the Cougars shut out Victoria. Zach Pochiro and
Klarc Wilson provided the goals for Prince George (3-3-0). Coleman Vollrath
turned aside 25 shots for the Royals (2-4-0). --- Americans 3 Thunderbirds 0
KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Eric Comrie made 30 saves to earn the shutout as Tri-City
blanked Seattle. Brian Williams had a hat trick for the Americans (2-3-1).
Justin Myles stopped 28 shots with the Thunderbirds (3-2-0). Derek Wolfe Broncos Jersey
. Tensions rose in the first period when Penguins defenceman Brooks Orpik hit Bruins forward
Loui Eriksson with what appeared to be a clean hit. Terrell Davis Broncos Jersey
. The Rays hope to stay alive for the postseason and salvage the finale of this series Sunday at
Rogers Centre, where they dropped a 7-2 decision Saturday. Chris Archer lasted 2
1/3 innings in the no-decision, charged with a run and five hits, and Alex
Torres suffered the loss in relief.CHICAGO -- Patrick Sharp scored three goals
for his third career hat trick and set up one of Jonathan Toews two scores to
lead the Chicago Blackhawks past the Colorado Avalanche 7-2 on Friday night.
Toews added two assists as both he and Sharp finished with four points.
Michal Handzus and Kris Versteeg also scored for the Blackhawks, whose
league-leading offence powered them to a second straight win and improved them
to 7-1-1 in their past nine. Colorados Paul Stastny and Gabriel Landeskog beat
Chicago rookie Antti Raanta, who finished with 16 saves in his eighth straight
start -- all since Blackhawks top goalie Corey Crawford suffered a lower-body
injury on Dec. 8 Sharp, who celebrated his 32nd birthday on Friday, has 21 goals
this season and 10 in his past nine games. He scored twice in Chicagos previous
game, a 5-2 win over New Jersey on Monday. But more impressive was how he
assisted on Toews second goal of the game against the Avalanche. That score put
Chicago ahead 5-0 midway through the second. Colorado leading scorer
Matt Duchene was bearing down on Raanta on a breakaway. But Sharp caught up to
Duchene just as he was about to shoot, hooked his stick and stole the puck.
Sharp then turned deep in his zone and wheeled a pass to Toews down the ice on
right wing. Toews moved in, faked and beat a helpless Jean-Sebastien Giguere.
Giguere allowed seven goals through two periods on the Blackhawks first 24
shots. Semyon Varlamov relieved him in the third and stopped all 13 he faced.
Patrick Kane, Chicagos leading scorer, had an assist to extend his point streak
to a career-high 13 games. Kane has seven goals and 15 assists in his streak,
and at least one point in all but one of his past 25 games. The Blackhawks took
charge in the second half of the first period and led 3-0 after 20 minutes. Mark Sanchez Broncos Jersey
. Sharp opened the scoring at 12:27 of the first to cap a sprint from the Colorado blue line. He
took a pass from Duncan Keith, gained a step on Avalanche defenceman Jan Hejda
then fired a low shot past Giguere from 10 feet. Toews made it 2-0 with 1:57
left in the first when he swept in a rebound from the right side of the net
after Marian Hossa had skated through the crease with the puck. Sharps second
goal, a power-play score 1:15 later, extended it to 3-0. He connected from the
top of the right circle with Andrew Shaw screening Giguere. Sharp completed his
hat trick and made it 4-0 just 27 seconds into the second. His backhand attempt
on a rebound of Niklas Hjalmarssons shot from the point struck Giguere, but
continued into the net. Toews second goal made it 5-0 at 8:21. Stastny
backhanded in a rebound of his own close-in shot at 9:07 to get Colorado on the
board at 5-1. Set up by Kanes nifty pass, Handzus tapped in a goal with 6:30
left in the second to make it 6-1. Versteeg added to the rout when he whipped in
a shot from the slot with 2:12 left in the period. Landeskog scored on a
breakaway at 7:37 of the third to complete the scoring. NOTES: Chicagos
Duncan Keith had three assists in the game and leads NHL defenceman with 33. ...
Sharp has four multiple-goal games this season. ... Duchene, just 22, played in
his 300th NHL game. ... Toews ended a five-game goal drought. ... According to
Elias Sports Bureau, Kane is the first NHL player to record multiple points
streaks of more than 10 games in the same season since 2005-06, when
Jaromir Jagr did it. ... Colorado D Cory Sarich was a scratch. ... The United
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