He cannot be stopped, he may only be contained. Etem shrugged off being slashed in the face by the Saskatoon Blades' Darren Deitz late in the series opener, as he factored in all Tigers scoring in the 5-3 Game 2 win that opened a two-game series lead.
The short-staffed Blades, to their credit, did take the lead in the second period after Etem scored two power-play markers in the opening stanza. However, Etem set up a James Bettauer goal late in the frame. With 5:28 left, he got behind the Blades defence and slipped a pass over to Hunter Shinkaruk, who scored his first of the playoffs for the game-winner. All told, Etem has seven points in the first two playoff games.
No. 2 star: Jordan Martinook, Vancouver Giants (WHL)
It was pick-your-poison for the Spokane Chiefs since the Giants' two big lines are both playing near their peak — and take your pick of which Giant to recognize. Martinook, Montreal Canadiens prospect Brendan Gallagher and Detroit Red Wings fourth-round Marek Tvrdon each had four points to help the Giants put a converted touchdown on the board for the second night in a row with a 7-3 Game 2 win.
Martinook scored or set up four goals while Van City built a 5-0 lead after two periods, so he gets the nod. The 19-year-old from Leduc, Alta., set up Neil Manning's opening goal, then scored on Vancouver's next shot after a beauty setup from Cain Franson.Read More »from Emerson Etem too sharp for Saskatoon Blades in leading Saturday’s 3 Stars