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Reinhart with three points as the Oil Kings double up the Hitmen

Sunday, 12.09.2012 / 12:04 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Reinhart with three points as the Oil Kings double up the Hitmen

CALGARY - Griffin Reinhart had a goal and two assists on Saturday as the Edmonton Oil Kings doubled up the host Calgary Hitmen 4-2 in Western Hockey League play.

Reinhart, Stephane Legault and Henrik Samuelsson opened up a 3-0 lead for the Oil Kings (19-7-5) and appeared to be cruising to victory.

But, Cody Sylvester and Alex Roach scored 26 seconds apart with 3:06 remaining in the third period to get the Hitmen (20-7-3) back in the game.

Dylan Wruck, however, added an empty-net goal in the final minute for Edmonton.

Laurent Brossoit stopped 29 shots for the win as Chris Driedger made 30 saves in a losing cause.

Edmonton went 2 for 2 on the power play while Calgary went 0 for 4.

The Oil Kings and Hitmen are tied atop the Central Division standings with 43 points apiece, but the Hitmen have a game in hand.

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I think everyone left it out there. Every game this season, regular season and playoffs, we played as hard as we could. We're not out of the playoffs right now because of lack of effort, and that's all that we can ask of each other.

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