Legault scores two; Oil Kings sown Broncos

November 21, 2012, 5:57 AM

THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON — Stephane Legault scored his first two goals of season as the Edmonton Oil Kings edged the Swift Current Broncos 2-1 in Western Hockey League action Tuesday night.

Legault opened the scoring on a two-man advantage at 13:11 of the first period, redirecting a Dylan Wruck shot just inside the left post behind Bronco netminder Eetu Laurikainen.

Legault struck again on the power play at 3:14 of the second period, this time slamming home a rebound off Laurikainen’s left pad to make it 2-0 Oil Kings.

Zac Mackay scored for the Broncos at 17:35 of the second period, tracking down his own rebound and catching Edmonton goalie Laurent Brossoit off his post, and banking it off his left pad.

Edmonton (13-5-4) killed off all five Swift Current power plays, giving them 37 straight kills and eight consecutive games without allowing a power play goal.

Laurikainen appeared in his 16th straight game for the Broncos (9-11-5) and stopped 42 shots.

Brossoit made 26 saves for Edmonton.

Hitman 3, Hurricanes 2

The Calgary Hitmen remain atop the Central Division thanks to a big night from goalie Chris Driedger.

Driedger made 42 saves as the Hitmen edged the Lethbridge Hurricanes 3-2 in Western Hockey League play Tuesday.

The win kept Calgary (15-5-3) one point ahead of the Edmonton Oil Kings, who stayed in the hunt by beating Swift Current 2-1.

The Hurricanes (13-11-2) meanwhile are five points back of Calgary after dropping their third straight game.

Elsewhere in the WHL it was: Red Deer 4, Medicine Hat 0; Prince George 4, Regina 3 (SO); and Victoria 5, Saskatoon 2.

At Lethbridge, Alta., Greg Chase, Alex Roach and Carson Samoridny each scored for the Hitmen.

Ryan Pilon and Jay Merkley replied for Lethbridge, which capitalized on just one of eight power-play opportunities.

Hurricanes goaltender Ty Rimmer meanwhile finished the night with 17 saves.

Rebels 4, Tigers 0

At Medicine Hat, Alta., Patrik Bartosak stopped 43 shots for Red Deer (13-11-2), which blanked the Tigers (11-14-1).

Cougars 4, Pats 3 (SO)

At Prince George, B.C., Daulton Siwak and Carson Bolduc each scored in the shootout for the Cougars (8-11-4), who scored three times in the second period against Regina (10-12-3).

Royals 5, Blades 2

At Victoria, Jamie Crooks scored two goals, including one shorthanded, to lead the Royals (12-11-0) past Saskatoon (10-11-1).

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