Edmonton Oil Kings (2-0-0-0) @ Calgary Hitmen (0-0-1-0)
Edmonton comes into Calgary having only played one other team this year. Edmonton was victorious in a home-and-home series against the http://trenchlesswest.com/ Red Deer Rebels. Calgary comes into the game on the feels of a 3-2 loss over the http://firststepsrochester.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Enrollment-for-Care17.docx Swift Current Broncos in the only game they played opening weekend. Your starting goalies for tonight will be lamisil walmart canada Todd Scott, who is getting his second look of the year after a dominant performance over the Rebels at home. Calgary will be countering with Jack McNaughton who will be getting his first start of the regular season for the Hitmen.
Edmonton would jump on the board quickly as they have done all year with Jake Neighbours opening the scoring, assisted by Riley Sawchuk and Josh Williams only 6:55 into the first period. Edmonton has now scored the first goal in two out of three games this year, worth noting that they were 12-0-0-0 last season when scoring the first goal of the game.
It’s been common with the Oil Kings in the past, when they score, they score in bunches. No difference here, as 7 minutes later Dylan Guenther would get his first of the season, assisted by Carter Souch and Scott Atkinson on the powerplay. Sean Tschigerl watched it all happen from the box after his holding penalty. Edmonton would also lead on the shot clock as they outshout the Hitmen 11-10 in the frame, as we have a relatively close game. Edmonton, however, would take a 2-0 lead into the intermission.
Scary moment earlier in the second as Riley Fiddler-Schultz would get shoved from behind into the corner by David Kope and would lay down motionless on the ice for a couple minutes, he would eventually get up on his own power to a ovation from the Calgary fan base. Kope would receive a checking-from-behind major penalty and get ejected from the game. Chippy games between these two rivals as the teams would take a slew of penalties in the middle frame.
Calgary would pot one just as the five-minute major penalty expires. Josh Prokop would deflect a Egor Zamula point shot past Todd Scott, James Malm would also get an assist on the play as the Hitmen cut into the lead with 8 minutes left in the second period.
Calgary would keep the momentum going after yet another Oil Kings penalty as James Malm would toe drag by the defender and rip it by Scott, Riley Stotts and Egor Zamula would get the assists on the game-tying powerplay goal with 2:38 remaining in the second.
Edmonton would stop the momentum before the intermission as Josh Williams would walk in all alone thanks to Riley Sawchuk and Jake Neighbours. The Oil Kings would take a 3-2 lead into the second intermission despite being outshot 14-5 in the period.
Nothing much happening in the first half of the third period, but after the break. Carson Focht takes a feed from Orca Wiesblatt and rips it by Todd Scott with 9:05 remaining in the third period, we have a tie game. It would stay that way til the end of regulation and for the first time this season. The Edmonton Oil Kings will play extra hockey.
It wouldn’t take long for the Hitmen to end the game as Carson Focht would put the overtime winner past Todd Scott, assisted by James Malm.
The Oil Kings would get handed their first loss of the new season, as they get outshot 37-24. They’ll look to get back into the win column this Sunday against the Lethbridge Hurricanes, 4PM puck drop from Rogers Place.
- Carson Focht
- James Malm
- Jake Neighbours
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