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Lowe scores winner as the Oil Kings down the Tigers 2-1

Sunday, 11.25.2012 / 12:24 AM The Canadian Press

EDMONTON - Keegan Lowe waited until the last second to lift the Edmonton Oil Kings to a 2-1 victory over the visiting Medicine Hat Tigers in Western Hockey League action on Saturday night.

Lowe took a feed from Michael St. Croix from behind the net and one-timed a blast through Tigers' goaltender Cam Lanigan for the game winner with exactly one second left in overtime.

Henrik Samuelsson scored in regulation for Edmonton (16-5-4).

Dylan Bredo scored for Medicine Hat (11-15-2), which is winless in its last seven games.

The Oil Kings thought they opened up the scoring 11:38 into the first period when St. Croix scored on a wraparound. The goal was called off by officials, however, as they believed Lanigan had the puck trapped beneath him.

Samuelsson finally opened scoring at 4:45 of the second as he grabbed hold of a loose puck in front and fired home a backhand to give Edmonton the 1-0 lead.

Medicine Hat nearly tied the game six minutes into the third with Miles Koules loose at the side of the net for a one-time blast on the power play, but the rebound was cleared to safety by Lowe.

Bredo finally evened things up for the Tigers at 13:40 of the third on the man-advantage, wristing a shot from the left face-off circle over the blocker of Oil Kings' goaltender Tristan Jarry.

The goal was Edmonton's first power-play goal against in 10 games as they entered the contest with 38 straight kills.

Jarry turned aside 24 shots for the win while Lanigan stopped 45 shots in a losing cause.

Edmonton went 0-for-6 on the power play while Medicine Hat went 1-for-5.

Note to readers: CORRECTION: Updated team standings

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