Pavel Padkin scored twice, his first two goal game of the season, lifting the Calgary Hitmen to a 3-0 win over the Prince George Cougars Thursday night at Scotiabank Saddledome.
Chris Driedger made 30 saves to record his first shutout of the season and sixth of his Western Hockey League career.
Zane Jones also scored while Radel Fazleev and Alex Roach both had two assists for the Hitmen who built period leads of 1-0 and 3-0.
The special teams battle played a large role in the outcome as Calgary went 2-7 on the powerplay while killing all six Cougar chances.
The Hitmen are now 13-6-1-3, tied with Prince Albert for third in the Eastern Conference at 30 points.
Calgary will wrap up their season high six game home stand Saturday against the WHL's top team in Everett who leads the league with 38 points. Game time is 7:00 p.m.
Photo Credit: Brad Watson - Calgary Hitmen
Prince George Cougars 0 at Calgary Hitmen 3
Thursday, November 21, 2013 - Scotiabank Saddledome - Calgary,
Prince George 0 0 0 - 0
Calgary 1 2 0 - 3
Calgary, Jones 7 (Fazleev, Roach), 19:17 (PP).
Penalties-Bourke P.g (delay of
game), 4:59; Thomas Cal (interference), 8:08; Grewal P.g (holding),
2, Calgary, Padakin 5 (Jones, Fazleev), 10:31.
Calgary, Padakin 6 (Roach, Virtanen), 15:14 (PP).
(holding), 1:29; Lishchynsky P.g (slashing), 4:41; Roach Cal (interference),
11:08; Bobos P.g (high sticking), 15:07; Penner Cal (roughing),
Penalties-McNulty P.g (roughing, roughing),
2:43; Lang Cal (roughing), 2:43; Mahon Cal (10-minute misconduct), 2:43; Bourke
P.g (tripping), 5:04; Grewal P.g (hooking), 10:56; Ruopp P.g (major-fighting),
13:18; Virtanen Cal (roughing, major-fighting), 13:18; Roulston P.g
(major-fighting), 15:41; Penner Cal (major-fighting), 15:41; Padakin Cal
Shots on Goal
Prince George 9-12-9-30. Calgary
Power Play Opportunities
Prince George 0 / 6; Calgary 2 /
Prince George, Zarowny 2-8-1-1 (31 shots-28 saves). Calgary,
Driedger 7-5-1-3 (30 shots-30 saves).
Referees-Tyler Adair (58),
Kevin Webinger (6).
Linesmen-Reid Anderson (53), Scott Sharun (103).