EDMONTON - Henrik Samuelsson had a pair of goals as the Edmonton Oil Kings erased three one-goal deficits to come back and defeat the visiting Kelowna Rockets 5-3 on Saturday night in Western Hockey League play.
Dylen McKinlay, Zach Franko and Tyson Baillie had the goals for the Rockets (7-6-2).
Laurent Brossoit made 24 saves for the win as Jordon Cooke stopped 38 shots in a losing cause.
McKinlay opened up the scoring for the Rockets at 8:50 of the first, cutting to the inside and whipping a shot just under Brossoit's glove.
Samuelsson tied the game on a two-man advantage with 3:10 to go in the first, finishing off a tic-tac-toe play with St. Croix and T.J. Foster.
With less than a minute remaining Franko broke in alone and tucked it fivehole to make it 2-1 Rockets after one, despite Kelowna being outshot 16-5 in the opening 20 minutes.
Another Edmonton power-play goal tied the game at two, with St. Croix picking the far corner on a four-on-three man advantage at 4:04 of the second period.
Tyson Baillie gave Kelowna the lead again at 10:25.
Edmonton tied it at three 4:54 into the third as Mitchell Moroz forced the turnover behind the Kelowna net, feeding an unmarked Wilson in front who had a wide open net.
Samuelsson added the empty-net insurance goal with 19 seconds remaining.
Edmonton went 2-for-6 on the power play while Kelowna failed to score on four chances with the man advantage.