Edmonton, AB – Keegan Lowe notched an overtime winner with one second to play as the Oil Kings took a 2-1 win over the Medicine Hat Tigers on Saturday. The overtime win was the Oil Kings first victory in extra time this season after a pair of shoot out losses and a pair of overtime defeats.
The Kings opened the scoring five minutes into the second period as Henrik Samuelsson notched his 12th of the season on a Curtis Lazar rebound. Lazar made some moves in the slot and put the puck to the front of the net where Samuelsson spun and put home the rebound.
Edmonton carried the 1-0 lead into the third period when the Tigers tallied an equalizer on the power play. Dylan Bredo made it a 1-1 game with under seven minutes to play to break the shut out. The power play goal was the first the Oil Kings number one ranked penalty kill has allowed in the last ten games. Edmonton was able to hold Medicine Hat to 1 for 5 on the night with the man advantage.
The Oil Kings pressed for a game winner late in the third including a shot from Lowe which found the cross bar behind former Oil Kings goaltender Cam Lanigan. Lanigan stood tall for the Tigers to force overtime, finishing his night with a 45 save performance.
The home side had several chances to end the game in the extra period but could not solve Lanigan once again. Finally Lowe then sent the nearly 9000 fans at Rexall Place home happy as he took a perfect feed from Michael St.Croix and beat the clock for the overtime winner.
Tristan Jarry continues to produce as he improved his record to 5-3-0-0 with a 1.50 GAA and a 0.938 save percentage. The Kings record improved to 13-1-1-0 when leading after the second period. The victory was the Oil Kings 10th at home in the 2012-13 season. Edmonton’s record moves to 16-5-2-2 on the season as they end their weekend a single point behind Calgary for first place in the Central Division.
Next up the defending WHL Champions will play a home and home with the Kootenay Ice starting Wednesday in Cranbrook. Game time from the Cranbrook Rec Plex is set for 7:00 p.m MST. All games this season will be broadcast live on the TEAM 1260 and streamed live at WHL.ca.
The Oil Kings will finish off their November home games with a game against the Ice on Friday night. 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.
MOVEMBER TICKET OFFER
The Oil Kings are offering a special Movember ticket offer available for all home games during the month of November. 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 THIS LINK.