April 8, 2013, Edmonton, AB (ISN) – Laurent Brossoit continued his stellar play as he led the Oil Kings to a 2-0 shutout of the Medicine Hat Tigers on Sunday. The recently signed Calgary Flames prospect posted 32 saves to give the Oil Kings a 2-0 series lead in their Eastern Conference Semi-final.
Brossoit’s shutout was his third of the 2013 post season and the fifth playoff shutout of his Oil Kings career. The Oil Kings netminder has only allowed a single goal against in the last four games between these two clubs.
Henrik Samuelsson and Cody Corbett notched the Oil Kings goals which both came on the power play. Edmonton ended the game 2 for 4 with the man advantage while holding the Tigers power play to 0 for 7. The Oil Kings league leading penalty kill has yet to allow a power play goal in these WHL playoffs going 33 for 33.
The Oil Kings will now depart Edmonton for Games 3 and 4 of their 2013 WHL Eastern Conference Semi-Final series in Medicine Hat on Tuesday, April 9th and Wednesday, April 10th. Game time for both games is set for 7:00 p.m. You can also catch all the action on Edmonton’s Sports Radio, the TEAM 1260. All games are streamed online at WHL Live found at WHL.ca.
If necessary, tickets for Game 5 will be available at OILKINGS.CA, at the Rexall Place Box Office or at Ticketmaster outlets. Be sure to check back to oilkings.ca for details. Advance ticket prices in the second round of the playoffs start at just $20. Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance to save compared to ‘day of game’ pricing.
The Oil Kings 2012-13 season is presented by JLT, Insurance & Risk Management.
The Oil Kings second round schedule is as follows: (All Times MDT)
Edmonton (1) vs Medicine Hat (7)
Oil Kings lead Series 2-0
Game #1 – Friday, April 5 @ Edmonton – 4-1 Oil Kings Win
Game #2 – Sunday, April 7 @ Edmonton – 2-0 Oil Kings Win
Game #3 – Tuesday, April 9 @ Medicine Hat – 7:00 p.m.
Game #4 – Wednesday, April 10 @ Medicine Hat – 7:00 p.m.
*Game #5 – Friday, April 12 @ Edmonton – 7:00 p.m.
*Game #6 – Sunday, April 14 @ Medicine Hat – 6:00 p.m.
*Game #7 – Wednesday, April 17 @ Edmonton – 7:00 p.m.