Adam Lowry helped make sure Edmonton failed to set a new franchise best winning streak.
The Swift Current winger scored twice and Eetu Laurikainen turned aside 38 of 39 shots to lead the Broncos to an upset 3-1 win over the visiting Oil Kings in Western Hockey League action Sunday.
Edmonton (41-12-5) was going for a record 12th straight win, but came up against a plucky Broncos team that jumped out to an early lead.
Lowry scored his team leading 35th goal to give the Broncos a 1-0 first period lead. He added his 36th of the year on a power play just 45 seconds into the third period.
Broncos defenceman Reece Scarlett had three points after assisting on each Swift Current goal.
Elsewhere in the WHL, it was: Kelowna 3 Everett 2; Medicine Hat 3 Kootenay 2; and Victoria 5 Spokane 3.
At Swift Current, Sask., Oil Kings netminder Laurent Brossoit yielded three goals on 27 shots.
Edmonton still leads the Eastern Conference standings by a 20-point margin at 41-12-5.
The win moved Swift Current (27-24-5) into a sixth place tie with the idle Lethbridge Hurricanes.
Tigers 3 Ice 2
At Medicine Hat, Alta., Trevor Cox scored twice as the Tigers (27-26-3) edged the Kootenay Ice (27-28-2).
Rockets 3 Silvertips 2
At Everett, Wash., the Kelowna Rockets (41-13-4) scored three straight goals in the first period then held on to beat the Silvertips (21-31-5).
Royals 5 Chiefs 3
At Spokane, Wash., Jamie Crooks scored twice as the Victoria Royals (32-19-4) dropped the Chiefs (32-22-2).
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