Jarry Earns 2nd Straight Shutout

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April 5 ISN – Edmonton, AB – Tristan Jarry is really finding his stride.

The Edmonton Oil Kings netminder made 29 saves and posted

his second straight shutout Saturday afternoon as Edmonton took a 2-0 series

lead over the Brandon Wheat Kings with a 3-0 victory at Rexall Place.

“He’s stopping everything. You think it’s going to go in,

and the next thing you know, he’s stopping it,” said Oil Kings defenceman Dysin

Mayo. “Having him back there keeps us calm.”

In a goaltending duel that saw Brandon keeper Jordan Papirny

make 54 saves, Jarry came out on top with his second clean sheet of the series.

The 18-year-old Pittsburgh Penguins product hasn’t given up a goal in his last

156:46 of play, dating back to the second period of Game 4 in the first round against

Prince Albert-a new franchise record for the postseason.

“(Papirny) was making a lot of incredible saves, and I was

just trying to make the timely ones and the key ones for our team, and the guys

really helped me out,” Jarry said of the goaltending battle. “It’s kind of like

a tennis match or a little ping pong game where you’re trying to hit the ball

back and forth.”

Edgars Kulda led the Edmonton attack with two goals and an

assist, giving him eight points in six playoff games, while Ashton Sautner

scored the other Oil Kings goal and Brett Pollock had a pair of helpers. Dysin

Mayo extended his point streak to six games, the only Oil King on the score

sheet in every game of the postseason, with an assist on Kulda’s first goal.

“You could see it from last year, and it’s carried over to

this year and he’s even picked it up more to the intensity of the playoffs,”

Oil Kings captain Griffin Reinhart said of Kulda’s strong performance. “I think

he’s a player that, in the heart of games, he’ll pull through even more.”

“That was a lucky game from me,” Kulda admitted. “I got a

good rebound on the second goal, and (Cody Corbett) passed to me right in the slot

when I scored the first one.”

The series now shifts to western Manitoba where the Oil

Kings will find a hostile Wheat Kings crowd waiting for them in Brandon for

Game 3 on Tuesday. Puck drop is 6 p.m. local time, with the game being

broadcast live on TSN 1260 or streamed on WHL Live.

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