April 9, 2013, Edmonton, AB (ISN) – The Edmonton Oil Kings tallied 1:39 into the first period and never looked back as they scored a 9-2 victory over the Medicine Hat Tigers on Tuesday.
The Game 3 win gives the Oil Kings a 3-0 series lead in their Eastern Conference Semi-final.
Phoenix Coyotes prospect Henrik Samuelsson, Rangers prospect Michael St.Croix and Oilers prospect Marty Gernat each tallied a pair of goals in the blow out. Travis Ewanyk, Trevor Cheek and Cody Corbett notched the other Oil Kings goals. An amazing 15 out of 18 Oil Kings players found the score sheet.
Logan McVeigh scored the Tigers first goal 2:45 into the third period to break the shutout bid of Oil Kings goaltender Laurent Brossoit. Brossoit posted 25 saves en route to his 7th win of the 2013 post-season. The Calgary Flames prospect leads the WHL with a 0.85 goals against average and a 0.966 save percentage. The Oil Kings netminder has only allowed three goals against in the last five games between these two clubs.
The Tigers Curtis Valk would tally a late power play marker. Edmonton finished the game 3 for 7 with the man advantage while holding the Tigers power play to 1 for 8. The power play goal against was the first allowed by the Oil Kings in the 2013 WHL Playoffs.
The Oil Kings will look to punch their ticket to the Conference Championship in Game 4 of their second round series Wednesday, April 10th. Game time 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, Game 5 of this series would be at Rexall Place Friday, April 12th. Be sure to check oilkings.ca for details on ticket information. 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 3-0
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 – 9-2 Oil Kings Win
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.