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Jaynen Rissling lifts Hitmen over Warriors 2-1 in overtime

Sunday, 11.04.2012 / 10:34 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Jaynen Rissling lifts Hitmen over Warriors 2-1 in overtime

MOOSE JAW, Sask. - Jaynen Rissling scored 2:13 into overtime as the Calgary Hitmen slipped past the Moose Jaw Warriors on Sunday in Western Hockey League action.

Captain Cody Sylvester had a goal in regulation for Calgary (11-4-3), while Mack Shields made 25 saves for the win.

Torrin White was the lone scorer for Moose Jaw (7-7-5). Justin Paulic stopped 23 shots for the Warriors.

Both teams struggled on the power play. The Hitmen went 0-for-5 with the man advantage, while Moose Jaw was 0-for-3.

The Warriors took a penalty on each of their first two power plays — including a too-many men penalty — to limit their chances.

Shields was 1:33 away from his first WHL shutout when White threw a puck at the net from the side boards that hit teammate Andrew Johnson in the chest and went in.

After being on the defensive for most of the third period, the Hitmen took control of overtime early and took all four shots of the extra frame.

They won the game when Rissling's point shot went through the screen of Elliott Peterson and past Paulic.

Sam Fioretti, Moose Jaw's leading scorer, was taken to hospital after he blocked a shot in the first period.

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