Saskatoon played a hard working road game while Calgary appeared a little rusty after a week off as the Blades blanked the Hitmen 4-0 Friday night at Scotiabank Saddledome.
Matt Revel, a 16-year-old rookie and a former linemate of Hitmen forward Jake Virtanen, scored twice for Saskatoon while Josh Nicholls and Brendan Walker added singles.
Andrey Makarov made 25 saves, including a dazzling cross crease stop off Hitmen forward Zane Jones, to pick-up his second shutout of the season.
The Saskatoon penalty kill also played a major role as the Hitmen went 0-7 on the powerplay.
Friday also marked only the second time Calgary has been shutout this season. The first also happened at home by the same 4-0 score at the hands of the Kootenay Ice.
Saskatoon Blades 4 at Calgary Hitmen 0
Friday, November 30, 2012 - Scotiabank Saddledome - Calgary, AB
Saskatoon 2 2 0 - 4
Calgary 0 0 0 - 0
1, Saskatoon, Revel 3 (Stransky, Walker), 12:08.
2, Saskatoon, Nicholls 19 (McColgan), 12:54.
Penalties-Chase Cal (checking from behind), 1:19; Stransky Sas (tripping), 6:43; Stransky Sas (high sticking), 17:57.
3, Saskatoon, Walker 7 (McColgan, Revel), 18:30.
4, Saskatoon, Revel 4 (Walker, Stransky), 19:50.
Penalties-Sutter Sas (tripping), 6:38; Walker Sas (tripping), 10:57; Brassart Cal (10-minute misconduct), 11:42.
Penalties-Macek Cal (tripping), 6:32; Dietz Sas (interference), 7:01; Walker Sas (tripping), 7:35; Chase Cal (tripping), 10:54; Pufahl Sas (high sticking), 13:34; Chase Cal (slashing), 17:34; Walker Sas (interference), 18:07; Thrower Cal (hooking), 18:36; Henry Cal (slashing, slashing), 19:43; Kambeitz Sas (roughing, roughing), 19:59; Hurley Cal (roughing), 19:59; Roach Cal (slashing), 20:00.
Shots on Goal-Saskatoon 8-16-14-38. Calgary 9-7-9-25.
Power Play Opportunities-Saskatoon 0 / 5; Calgary 0 / 7.
Goalies-Saskatoon, Makarov 13-12-0-1 (25 shots-25 saves). Calgary, Driedger 14-4-1-1 (38 shots-34 saves).
Referees-Fraser Lawrence (10), Colin Watt (72).
Linesmen-Reid Anderson (53), Aidan Henderson (78).