March 24th, 2018

Canes fall to Oil Kings

By Jensen, Randy on March 14, 2018.

Lethbridge Herald -EDMONTON

Getting tagged for a flurry of second-period goals has extended the Lethbridge Hurricanes losing streak.

The Hurricanes were defeated 5-1 by the Edmonton Oil Kings in Western Hockey League action Tuesday night in Edmonton.

It didn’t take long for the Oil Kings to make a 1-0 Hurricanes lead after the first period vanish as Edmonton scored five times in the second – three on the power play – for all the offence they’d need for the win.

Meanwhile, the loss increases the Canes skid to six games and puts the team at 32-31-6-0 on the season.

It was a good start for the visitors.

The Hurricanes led 1-0 after the first period on Jadon Joseph’s ninth of the season as the Canes outshot the Oil Kings 12-11.

However, the Oil Kings took over in the second period and never looked back with a five-goal second period, starting with Colton Kehler’s power-play goal 2:09 in.

Nick Bowman put the Oil Kings up a little over five minutes later and the hosts kept coming with their second power-play goal, this one from Conner McDonald, for a 3-1 lead.

Tomas Soustal added the Oil Kings third man-advantage goal of the period for a 4-1 lead with 3:52 to go.

Trey Fix-Wolansky buried his first goal and fourth point of the period for a 5-1 lead after 40 minutes as Edmonton outshot Lethbridge 16-5 in the period.

That was it for the offence on either side as the teams skated through a scoreless third period.

Hurricanes goaltender Logan Flodell stopped 30 of 35 shots in the loss.

The Oil Kings were 3-for-4 on the power play, while the Canes were 0-for-5.

The Hurricanes continue their road trip and look to get back into the win column tonight as they stop in Red Deer to face the Rebels.

The Canes host their final home game of the regular season Friday when they entertain the Medicine Hat Tigers at 7 p.m. at the Enmax Centre.

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