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St. Croix achieves career milestone in leading Oil Kings past Cougars 6-0

Monday, 02.18.2013 / 6:54 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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St. Croix achieves career milestone in leading Oil Kings past Cougars 6-0

EDMONTON - Michael St. Croix had a goal and two assists to lead Edmonton past the Prince George Cougars 6-0 in WHL action Monday and become the first player in Oil Kings history to surpass 300 career points.

St. Croix has accumulated 302 career points.

Curtis Lazar, with two, Henrik Samuelsson, David Musil and T.J. Foster had the other goals for Edmonton (43-12-5). Laurent Brossoit stopped 20 shots for his fifth shutout of the season and 10th of his WHL career.

Mac Engel made 34 saves for Prince George (18-34-8), which trails the idle Everett Silvertips by three points for the final Western Conference playoff spot.

Samuelsson opened the scoring on the power play at 3:13 of the first. St. Croix drew an assist for his 300th career point.

Lazar converted a loose rebound at 11:49 before St. Croix scored at 10:20 of the second. Musil blasted a wrist shot in from the blue-line with 1:39 left in the period to make it 4-0 Edmonton.

Lazar's short-handed goal at 4:26 of the third and Foster's even-strength tally 14:14 rounded out the scoring.

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