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Rask scores winner as the Hitmen edge the Thunderbirds in OT

Sunday, 02.10.2013 / 1:34 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Rask scores winner as the Hitmen edge the Thunderbirds in OT

KENT, Wash. - Victor Rask scored 46 seconds into overtime as the Calgary Hitmen edged the host Seattle Thunderbirds 4-3 on Saturday in Western Hockey League action.

Cody Sylvester scored twice for the Hitmen (36-16-4), who have won three games in a row, and Brooks Macek had a goal and two assists.

Alexander Delnov, Adam Kambeitz and Roberts Lipsbergs scored for the Thunderbirds (19-32-6), who are now winless in six contests.

Chris Driedger made 36 saves for the win as Danny Mumaugh stopped 27 shots in defeat.

Delnov and Lipsbergs scored in the first period to give the Thunderbirds a 2-0 lead, however Macek and Sylvester answered in the second period to tie the game 2-2.

Seattle took a 3-2 lead in the third period on a goal from Kambeitz before Sylvester scored at 16:27 for the Hitmen to force extra time.

Calgary went 1 for 2 on the power play while Seattle scored once on seven chances with the man advantage.

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