Saturday, January 17, 2009

Holtby Stops 26 in Shutout

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. - Braden Holtby made 26 saves to record his fourth shutout of the season as the Saskatoon Blades blanked the Medicine Hat Tigers 5-0 on Friday night in the Western Hockey League.

Derek Hulak and Milan Kytnar each had three points (a goal and two assists) for the Blades (30-11-3-1). Burke Gallimore added a goal and an assist, while Teigan Zahn and Travis Toomey also scored.

Holtby (4th round, 93rd overall) hasn't lost in regulation in the new year (3-0-1-1) and is now second in the WHL in shutouts. His 24 wins are good for third in the league for the Saskatoon Blades. The Blades are second in the WHL with a 30-11-3-1 record.

Braden's improvement in the past few years speaks for itself:

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