June 14th, 2024

Oil Kings blank Hurricanes in Game 2

By Lethbridge Herald on April 23, 2022.

By Justin Seward

Lethbridge Herald

The Edmonton Oil Kings shutout the Lethbridge Hurricanes 4-0 in Game 2 of their quarter-final playoff series on Saturday night at Rogers Place.

“I think we played a good first period again just like the previous game,” said Brent Kisio, Hurricanes head coach.

“The second period, (we) just got a little bit away from it again. You know Edmonton’s a good team and if you  get away from the way you have to play, Edmonton will take advantage of it. I think Tommy (Brian Thomson) in net for us tonight gave us a great start and we’ve got to find a way to score some goals for him.”

After neither team hit the scoresheet in the first team, it was Edmonton who drew first blood in the second period as Carson Golder scored his first of the postseason at 6:39.

Jakub Demek and Jaxsen Wiebe assisted on the goal.

Golder found the back of the net again at 18:47 of the second to make it 2-0 Oil Kings heading into the second intermission and the assists going to the same players as his first marker.

Lethbridge’s Justin Hall took a slashing minor at 14:03 of the third and the Oil Kings capitalized, as Dylan Guenther found the back of the net 30 seconds into the powerplay.

The Hurricanes had a late powerplay at 17:41 as Demek took a hooking minor, but Edmonton’s Kaiden Guhle scored a shorthanded empty netter to make the game 4-0, just 12 seconds later.

Kisio felt the Hurricanes had their chances.

“We’ve got to bear down on them,” said Kisio.

“We have to find a way to create some more chances too — we’re not creating enough and not getting enough traffic in front of (Sebastian) Cossa. And if you don’t get traffic, he’s going to make the saves.”

As for positives to take away from the game, Kisio said Thomson was really good in net and the defence battled.

The Oil Kings takes a 2-0 lead in the series with the win in Game 2.

Edmonton outshot Lethbridge 43-25.

Lethbridge went 0-for-2 and Oil Kings went 1-for-2 on the powerplay.

Game 3 is Tuesday night in Lethbridge at 7 p.m.






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