Tristan Jarry stopped 20 shots en route to his second shutout of the season as the Edmonton Oil Kings defeated the visiting Kootenay Ice 2-0 in Western Hockey League action on Friday night.
In nine starts this season as the back up to regular starter Laurent Brossoit, Jarry has gone 6-3-0 with a 1.33 goals-against average and .944 save percentage.
St. Croix has one goal and five assists in his last four outings and currently leads Edmonton in both goals and points with 14 goals and 37 points in 27 games.
Mackenzie Skapski stopped 40-of-42 shots in a losing cause for the Ice (8-16-1).
Edmonton's number-one ranked power play didn't get any opportunites with the man advantage while Kootenay went 0-for-3.
Elsewhere in the WHL, it was: Prince Albert 5, Regina 3; Spokane 7, Swift Current 2; Saskatoon 4, Calgary 0; Red Deer 6, Medicine Hat 5; Kamloops 3, Tri-City 2; Portland 5, Seattle 2; Victoria 2, Prince George 0; Kelowna 3, Moose Jaw 2 and Everett 4, Vancouver 0.
At Edmonton, Foster opened the scoring 6:14 into the contest after being left alone in front to put back a pass from St. Croix under the glove of Skapski.
Kootenay nearly evened the game on the power play at 9:03 of the second period with Zach McPhee deflecting a Joey Leach point shot just off the inside edge of the post behind Jarry.
Samuelsson doubled Edmonton's lead with 26 seconds remaining in the second, after being sent in alone by St. Croix and tucking a bandhand deke through the five-hole of Skapski.
Raiders 5 Pats 3
Chiefs 7 Broncos 2
At Swift Current, Sask., Reid Gow scored twice and set up two more and Todd Fiddler added two more goals as Spokane (18-7-1) crushed the Broncos (11-13-5), who lost for the first time in three outings.
Blades 4 Hitmen 0
At Calgary, Matt Revel scored twice and added an assist and Andrey Makarov turned aside all 25 shots he faced as Saskatoon (13-12-1) blanked the Hitmen (17-6-3), who lost for the first time in five outings.
Rebels 6 Tigers 5
At Red Deer, Alta., Brooks Maxwell’s goal at 16:57 of the third period proved to be the winner and Rhyse Dieno chipped in with three assists and picked up the game's first as the Rebels (16-11-2) handed Medicine Hat (11-16-2) its eighth loss in a row.
Blazers 3 Americans 2
At Kamloops, B.C., Chase Souto scored the winning goal with only 38 seconds remaining in the game and Colin Smith had a goal and an assist as the Blazers (21-6-2) edged Tri-City (16-10-2), which is winless in its last three outings.
Winterhawks 5 Thunderbirds 2
At Portland, Ore., Oliver Bjorkstrand, Seth Jones, Taylor Peters and Ty Rattie each had a goal and an assist as the Winterhawks (21-4-1) beat Seattle (12-13-1) for their fifth straight victory and 17th in their last 18 contests.
Royals 2 Cougars 0
At Prince George, B.C., Patrik Polivka stopped all 30 shots he faced and Alex Gogolev set up both of his club's goals as Victoria (14-12-1) shut out the Cougars (9-13-4).
Rockets 3 Warriors 2
At Kelowna, B.C., Zach Franko set up all three of his club's goals and Henrik Nyberg's third-period goal stood up as the game-winner as the Rockets (17-8-2) slipped past Moose Jaw (10-12-5) for their fifth win in a row.
Silvertips 4 Giants 0
At Everett, Wash., Joshua Winquist scored twice and Daniel Cotton turned away all 19 shots he faced for his first WHL shutout as the Silvertips (11-17-2) blanked Vancouver (7-19-0), which is winless in six games.
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