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Brossoit stops 25 shots and picks up two assists as the Oil Kings down the Blades 4-1

Sunday, 10.07.2012 / 12:14 AM / News

The Canadian Press

EDMONTON - Edmonton Oil Kings' goaltender Laurent Brossoit posted 27 saves and added two assists to help lead his squad to a 4-1 victory over the Saskatoon Blades in Western Hockey League action on Saturday night.

Brossoit now has five assists in his WHL career with his previous three all coming in the 2011-12 campaign.

Michael St. Croix had a goal and an assist for the Oil Kings (4-2-0), who won for the first time in three outings, while Travis Ewanyk, Dylan Wruck and Brandon Baddock had a goal apiece.

Darren Dietz had the lone goal for Saskatoon (2-5-0-0) while Andrey Makarov turned aside 31 shots in a losing effort.

Edmonton took advantage of Saskatoon's struggling penalty kill by going 3-for-5 on the power play. The Blades have now given up eight power-play goals on 10 opportunities in their past two games. Saskatoon went 1-for-9 with the man advantage.

The Oil Kings opened up the scoring with three straight power-play goals in the second period.

Ewanyk started the offence at 4:21, shovelling in a rebound past Makarov.

Two minutes later Edmonton's scoring leader St. Croix kicked a pass from Henrik Samuelsson up to his stick and tapped it in.

Wruck quickly followed to make it 3-0 Edmonton.

Just over five minutes into the third, Braddock put Edmonton up 4-0 with a wrist shot through traffic.

Dietz halted Brossoit's bid for his first shutout of the year with a rocket shot on the power play 1:43 later.

I didn't think it would actually work, but it ended up working, so I'm thanking my lucky stars tonight.

— Columbus forward Nick Foligno on scoring the overtime goal after telling the Blue Jackets in the locker room that he would win the game