5/19 Recap: Makarov backs Blades to big win

Written By Kris Baker on Monday, May 20, 2013 | 5/20/2013

Andrey Makarov stopped 29 shots Sunday to help Saskatoon to a 5-2 upset of Halifax at the 2013
Memorial Cup tournament.

The Blades defense did a good job keying in on the Mooseheads top line, holding the high-powered offense off the scoresheet for two periods before allowing a pair of third period goals. Nathan MacKinnon scored the second tally with a quick release shot from between the circles to cut the Blades' lead to 4-2 before the Blades sealed the deal with an empty-netter.

Both Saskatoon and Halifax have records of 1-1 through their first two tourney games. If Portland can defeat London on Monday, all four teams will be an even 1-1 for just the second time in tournament history. The Blades close out the round robin on Wednesday versus Seth Jones-led Portland.

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