Oil Kings complete weekend sweep

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December 1, 2013, Lethbridge (ISN) – The Edmonton Oil Kings just keep winning on the road. The Oil Kings improved to 17-9-0-1 overall and 11-4-0-0 away from Rexall Place with a 3-2 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes (3-22-2-2) Sunday night.

It was Edmonton’s third win in three nights on the road having also beat Lethbridge 2-1 on Friday and Kootenay 5-1 on Saturday.

“It’s big for us to get the three wins in three nights. We had to do some tough travel, but we played a solid weekend,” said Oil Kings Head Coach Derek Laxdal. ” We’ve got to find a way to get those points, and we did that on the road.”

The Oil Kings heavily outplayed the Hurricanes, but, as was the case Friday, were stonewalled once again by Lethbridge goalie Corbin Boes who kept the Hurricanes in it despite his team being outshot 44-21.

Brandon Baddock opened the scoring for the second night in a row just four minutes in as Cole Benson and Luke Bertolucci sent him in alone on a breakaway and Baddock roofed the shot on Boes. Brett Pollock also picked the top corner in the period making the score 2-0.

“We established the lead there, but (Boes) played another great game here tonight,” Laxdal said. “It could have been an ugly score, but he seems to be having a career year against us.”

Boes has faced over 40 shots in all three games between Edmonton and Lethbridge this season.

Brady Ramsay cut the lead to 2-1 in the second period, but later in the frame Edgars Kulda struck with a power play marker to restore the two-goal lead. Reid Duke scored for the Hurricanes in the third, but Edmonton was able to hold off the Lethbridge attack to preserve the win.

“I thought we played with really good energy,” Laxdal said. “It was good for us to have to battle at the end after they score that power play goal, and we battled hard to get the win.”

Tristan Jarry made 19 saves for his fourth win in four nights going back to Game 6 of the Subway Super Series on Tuesday. Jarry is now 16-7-0-1 on the season. Boes made 41 saves in a losing cause for the Hurricanes, two shy of his total Friday night.

Edmonton will be back in action Friday night in a rematch of the past two WHL finals when they host the Portland Winterhawks for the 7th Annual Dodge Teddy Bear Toss.

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