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Sweet Home Victory

The Oil Kings made it two wins in a row on Tuesday night as they continued their final three-game home stand against the Lethbridge Hurricanes with a 5-1 victory.

In the first period, Hurricanes centreman Jadon Joseph opened up the scoring at 5:48 of the period to give Lethbridge a 1-0 lead through 20 minutes.

In the second period, it was all Edmonton. Oil Kings captain Colton Kehler netted his 31st goal of the season on the powerplay to tie the game 1-1. Minutes later, Nick Bowman would send a quick shot on net and beat Hurricanes netminder Logan Flodell glove side to give Edmonton a 2-1 lead.

At 14:50 of the period Conner McDonald tallied a goal on the powerplay to make it a 3-1 lead. Just over a minute later, Tomas Soustal scored another poweprlay marker to put Edmonton ahead 4-1. Trey Fix-Wolansky would make it five goals for the Oil Kings in the second sending a one timer past Flodell to give the home team a 5-1 lead through 40 minutes.

In the third, the Oil Kings would hold their four-goal lead finishing the game with a 5-1 victory over the Hurricanes.

BOX SCORE | HIGHLIGHTS |PHOTOS

OIL KINGS  5  VS  1  HURRICANES

SOG:                Oil Kings                      35                    Hurricanes                   27

PP:                   Oil Kings                      3/4                  Hurricanes                   0/5

PK:                   Oil Kings                      5/5                  Hurricanes                   1/4

GOALS:

Colton Kehler (31)

Nick Bowman (6)

Conner McDonald (10)

Tomas Soustal (20)

Trey Fix-Wolansky (31)

GOALTENDER:

Josh Dechaine (12-13-3-2) 26/27

TURNING POINT:

The second period was the turning point on Tuesday night as the Oil Kings scored five goals in the period to go ahead 5-1 after 40 minutes.

PLAY OF THE GAME:

Trey Fix-Wolansky netted his 31st of the season sending a one-timer past Flodell to give Edmonton a commanding 5-1 lead.

PLAYER OF THE GAME:

Oil Kings centreman Nick Bowman scored the game winning goal on Tuesday night against the Hurricanes marking his 6th goal of the season. To make it even sweeter, Bowman’s goal came on his 18th birthday.

UNSUNG HERO OF THE GAME:

Josh Dechaine played another strong game for Edmonton between the pipes on Tuesday night allowing just one goal through 60 minutes.

3 STARS (as chosen by Post Media):

  1. Trey Fix-Wolansky
  2. Colton Kehler
  3. Kobe Mohr

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