I missed the first period. But from the sounds of things the tigers took it to the Blades in the first period but didn't have any luck being down 2-0.
The blades were playing really physical and it looked like it Intimidated the tigers in the second and third period.
In the second and third periods I thought the tigers played real poorly on their defensive game. They were soft on the puck, doing a lot of reaching and standing, which could be attributed to the physical play of Saskatoon. They still did manage a handful of good scoring opportunities, but the Blades did a pretty good job at whacking away pucks when the tigers started to close in.
It sounded like the tigers just had a very tough game, with some early injuries. Their gonna have to find a way to play with the blades physical style of play next time they face each other.
Willie Desjardin Interview
The blades broadcaster Interviewed Willie Desjardin after the game and he sounded pretty pissed in a polite sort of way, giving very short generic answers.
Willie Said that they lost 3 guys in the first 5 minutes of the game and was forced to play the 16 year olds on their 3rd line.
I could see Both Okal, and Cameron wearing full face shields. The tigers looked pretty tired in the third and they are probably a little banged up.
They will have to find a way to come back against Prince Albert Tomorrow.
Link to the MH News Article: http://www.medicinehatnews.com/content/view/149012/110/