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Mackenzie Skapski earns first WHL shutout in Ice's 1-0 win over Oil Kings

Sunday, 10.14.2012 / 10:44 PM / News

The Canadian Press

CRANBROOK, B.C. - Kootenay Ice goalie Mackenzie Skapski made 25 saves for his first career shutout in a 1-0 win over the Edmonton Oil Kings in Western Hockey League action on Sunday night.

Collin Shirley scored the only goal of the game for Kootenay (3-5-0) late in the second period. He put a wristshot high on Tristan Jarry's stick side for the eventual winner.

Jarry stopped 21 shots for Edmonton (5-3-1-1).

The win ended the Ice's 11-game losing streak against the Oil Kings.

Kootenay went 0-for-8 on the power play including a two-man advantage for 33 seconds in the second period. Edmonton was 0-for-3.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the OT winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round