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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

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.

For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.

— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards on their win vs. the Penguins in Game 2, the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory