The Lethbridge Hurricanes won for the 4th time in their last five games beating the Moose Jaw Warriors 6-3 Wednesday night at the ENMAX Centre.
Stuart Skinner was brilliant again between the pipes and a big reason the Canes came out with the victory in this game.
The Hurricanes opened the scoring at the 4:27 mark of the first period when Florian Baltram put home his 4th goal of the season to give Lethbridge a 1-0 lead. Before the end of the period, Moose Jaw tied the score at 1-1 when a power play goal from Tanner Eberle.
In the second, Jack Rodewald put the visitors ahead 2-1 when he scored a shorthanded goal just over two minutes into the period. The Canes got that back when Mike Winther scored his 9th goal of the season on a power play to even things again, this time 2-2. The Hurricanes jumped ahead by one goal late in the period on another power play. This time Johnny Wesley scoring his 3rd of the season to put the Canes ahead 3-2 through 40 minutes of play.
In the third, Jamal Watson put the Canes up by a pair with his 19th of the year, making it a 4-2 game. The Warriors again fought back. Jiri Smejkal cut the lead to 4-3, but that's as close as Moose Jaw would get in this game. The Canes added two more goals, another from Watson and an empty netter from Andrew Nielsen to seal the deal and the Hurricanes skated away with a 6-3 victory.
The win improves the Hurricanes record to 16-31-3-3 on the season. Skinner was great in goal for Lethbridge in this game, being named the first star. The Warriors out shot Lethbridge 41-28. The Canes went 2/5 on the power play and also scored a shorthanded goal. Moose Jaw went 1/4 and also scored once shorthanded.
The Canes hit the road for their next game, Friday (Feb. 13) in Red Deer against the Rebels.