Edmonton, AB – It was a spectacular return for Stephane Legault as he tallied a pair of power play goals to lead the Oil Kings to a 2-1 win over the Swift Current Broncos on Tuesday. The win improved the Kings record to 14-5-2-2 on the year as they trail Calgary by one point for top spot in the Eastern Conference.
Legault opened the scoring in a lopsided first period as he deflected a shot from Dylan Wruck to post his first goal of the season. The gritty forward was playing his first game back since injuring his foot on October 7th against the Hitmen.
Legault added his second of the night as he picked up a rebound off a shot by Curtis Lazar. Lazar’s shot from the slot was kicked out by Bronco’s goalie Eetu Laurikainen before Legault gathered it and roofed his second power play goal of the game. The reignited Oil Kings power play was 2 for 4 on the night.
The Broncos would break the shut out with under three minutes to play in the second on an odd goal by Zac Mackay. Mackay was able to sneak a puck in from behind the net as he bounced a puck off Laurent Brossout and in. Edmonton would hold on to carry a 2-1 lead into the third.
Swift Current came out pushing for an equalizer before the Kings killed a key power play midway through the final period to stop the Bronco’s momentum. The Kings penalty kill remained the best in the WHL with a perfect 5 for 5 performance. Edmonton has not allowed a power play goal in eight straight games.
Next up will be a rematch of the 2012 WHL Eastern Conference finals on Friday night as the Kings welcome the Moose Jaw Warriors. The Oil Kings will give away 500 Griffin Reinhart T-Shirts. All fans at the game will be eligible to receive a shirt, since scratch-and-win tickets will be used to determine the winners. Help us pack the house with hockey fans for this primetime match up to be featured on Sportsnet’s Friday Night Hockey!
Game time is set for 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available at OILKINGS.CA, at the Rexall Place Box Office or at Ticketmaster outlets. For more information on season seats or flex packs, call 780-414-GOAL (4625).The Oil Kings 2012-13 season is presented by JLT, Insurance & Risk Management.
Season Seat Holders are reminded that the Never Waste A Ticket program has changed. You may redeem any unused tickets from the start of the season through Friday, December 27th by Monday, December 31st. You’ll be able to redeem second half unused tickets from January until the end of the regular season. It is recommended that fans drop by the Ticket Office at TELUS Field during regular business hours to avoid the game day rush. You can also call an Oil Kings customer experience representative at (780) 414-GOAL (4625) to choose your games and arrange for a speedy pick-up on game day.
MINI LOCKER ROOM SALE THIS FRIDAY!
The Oil Kings & Oilers Mini Locker Room Sale is also set for this Friday’s game against the Moose Jaw Warriors. Get a head start on your holiday shopping at the special kiosk behind section 120! This is a one night only event that will remain open from the time doors open to post-game. This sale includes everything from game worn and new equipment to unique autographed collectables not available in stores.
MOVEMBER TICKET OFFER
The Oil Kings are offering a special Movember ticket offer available for all home games during the month of November (Nov. 23 vs. Moose Jaw, Nov. 24 vs. Medicine Hat, Nov. 30 vs. Kootenay). For $62, fans may purchase two lower bowl tickets, two Oil Kings Movember T-shirts, and a $10 donation will be made in their name towards the Movember campaign.
To purchase a Movember pack, call 780-414-GOAL(4625) or follow one of the links below for the corresponding game.