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Alex Gogolev stars in Royals 3-2 overtime win against Wheat Kings

Thursday, 10.25.2012 / 12:04 PM / News

The Canadian Press

VICTORIA - Alex Gogolev had a pair of goals, including the overtime winner, as the Victoria Royals edged the Brandon Wheat Kings 4-3 on Tuesday in Western Hockey League action.

Ben Walker had the other Royals (9-4-0) goals, while Jared Rathjen made 29 saves for the win.

Alessio Bertaggia scored on a penalty shot for Brandon (6-6-1). Eric Roy and Tim McGauley had goals as well. Goaltender Corbin Boes stopped 28 shots.

The Wheat Kings opened the scoring early in the second period as Bertaggia capitalized on a penalty shot after being tripped up on a breakaway.

Roy added to Brandon's lead on the power play to make it 2-0.

Victoria got on the board in the second with a power-play goal from Walker. His fifth goal of the season pulled the Royals to within one.

Gogolev tied the game for Victoria on a delayed penalty to make it 2-2.

Walker then gave the Royals their first lead of the game, a 3-2 advantage.

Brandon answered back just under a minute later as McGauley squeaked one past Rathjen, sending it to overtime.

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 series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round