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Oil Kings down Hitmen 7-3 to tie Eastern Conference final series at 2-2

Thursday, 04.25.2013 / 12:14 AM The Canadian Press

CALGARY - T.J. Foster had two goals and an assist and Michael St. Croix scored once and set up three others to lead the Edmonton Oil Kings to a 7-3 win over the Calgary Hitmen on Wednesday to tie the WHL Eastern Conference final at 2-2.

Martin Gernat, Ashton Sautner, Dylan Wruck and Travis Ewanyk also scored for the Oil Kings, who host Game 5 on Friday.

Calder Brooks, Brooks Macek and Elliott Peterson scored for the Hitmen.

Laurent Brossoit made 22 saves for Edmonton, for his 10th win of the post-season.

Calgary's Chris Driedger stopped 12-of-17 shots, while Mack Shields allowed two goals while facing 22 shots.

Foster opened the scoring for Edmonton at 1:15 of the first period and scored 55 seconds later with the Oil Kings enjoying a two man advantage.

Gernat and Sautner put Edmonton up 4-0 before Brooks scored a power-play goal for the Hitmen.

Ewanyk added a late goal in the opening period to make it 5-1 Edmonton.

Macek scored on a penalty shot for Calgary at 7:56 of the second period.

After Wruck scored to give the Oil Kings a 6-2 lead, Peterson responded for Calgary before the end of the second.

St. Croix rounded out the scoring at 1:30 of the third period.

The Oil Kings were 1 for 6 with the man advantage, while the Hitmen scored once on eight power-play chances.

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