Tigers opened up the scoring with their first shot of the game, just 28-seconds into the first period. It was the same feeling heading into the second period when just one minute in Medicine Hat scored again. The Tigers went into the final period up 3-0. The Cougars Captain Josh Curtis third-period goal was his first of the season, but one goal wasnt enough as the game ended 4-1 for the Tigers.
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The Cougars have scored just five goals over their four-game winless streak. Their 14-goals over their first eight games is the second-lowest output in the WHL.
The Cougars travel to Lethbridge on Saturday for game two of the weekend to face the Hurricanes. The puck drops at 6 pm at the ENMAX Centre. Saturday marks the Cougars first trip to Lethbridge since January 13th, 2017.
Gauthiers woes in the crease continued in the second period. Chyzowski broke in along the left side and let go a shot and the Cougar goalie kicked out a juicy rebound right onto the stick of Preziuso who buried it just 1:50 into the period.
The Medicine Hat Tigers alternate captain potted a pair of markers, ending an eight-game scoring drought in a 4-1 win over the Prince George Cougars at the Canalta Centre.
Linus Nassen also scored a goal and added a pair of assists, while Tyler Preziuso and Ryan Chyzowski each netted a pair of points.
Its Medicine Hats first victory at home this season, improving to a record of 4-5-0-1. Theyve also won three of the last four, including last weekends double-header south of the border.
Mads Sogaard produced another strong outing, earning his second career victory with 22 saves. The Danish rookie now boasts a personal record of 2-0-0-1 in three starts with a 0.943 save percentage.
It took Linus Nassen just 28 seconds to open the scoring, ricocheting a shot off a body in front of the net and behind Cougars goalie Taylor Gauthier.
Tyler Preziuso cashed in his third of the year 1:50 into the middle frame. The Victoria, BC product ripped a loose rebound after Ryan Chyzowski was stopped by Gauthier.
Jevnes scoring woes haunted him since September 21, having not tickled the twine since the first game of the year. Not only that, the overage forward has amassed the most shots of any Tiger this season, and sits second in the entire WHL in that department.
Jevnes first of the night came crossing the midway mark of the second to give Medicine Hat a 3-0 lead. He creatively pulled the puck between his legs as he slipped by the low side of a defender to his backhand. He then chipped the puck over the shoulder of Gauthier, finishing off a beautiful individual effort, and breaking his eight-game scoring drought.
The celebration was short lived — Jevne regained full control of the contest, scoring his second of the night less than a minute later on the power-play.
Medicine Hat will look for its second win in as many nights tomorrow, hosting the Kootenay ICE at 7:30 p.m.