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Sam Mckechnie scores twice as Hurricanes thump Oil Kings 6-2 in WHL action

Thursday, 12.06.2012 / 12:14 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Sam Mckechnie scores twice as Hurricanes thump Oil Kings 6-2 in WHL action

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - Sam Mckechnie scored twice and Ty Rimmer made 33 saves Wednesday as the Lethbridge Hurricanes thumped the Edmonton Oil Kings 6-2 in the Western Hockey League.

Russell Maxwell, Jamal Watson, Jay Merkley and Giorgio Estephan also scored for Lethbridge (15-14-4), while Jaimen Yakubowski picked up two assists.

Curtis Lazar had both goals for Edmonton (18-6-5). Stephane Legault had two assists.

Laurent Brossoit allowed four goals on 20 shots before being replaced by Tristan Jarry midway through the second. The Edmonton backup stopped 8-of-10 shots the rest of the way.

The Hurricanes finished 2-for-5 on the power play, while the Oil Kings were scoreless on five chances.

Quote of the Day

If you want to prove people wrong, you've just got to go out and do it. Yeah, we blew 3-2 series leads the last two years, but no one is going remember that if we go out there on Saturday night and beat these guys and go play in the Stanley Cup Final. We need to get back to work and we'll start to do that tomorrow.

— Ducks forward Kyle Palmieri following a loss to the Blackhawks in Game 6 on Wednesday