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Edmonton Oil Kings cruise past Seattle Thunderbirds 6-2 in the WHL

Wednesday, 02.27.2013 / 1:14 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Edmonton Oil Kings cruise past Seattle Thunderbirds 6-2 in the WHL

KENT, Wash. - Henrik Samuelsson and Michael St. Croix each scored their 32nd goals of the season and Curtis Lazar added his 34th on Tuesday to lift the Edmonton Oil Kings to a 6-2 win over the Seattle Thunderbirds in the Western Hockey League.

Edmonton built a 3-0 lead on a first-period goal by Dylan Wruck and singles from T.J. Foster and Cody Corbett in the second period. After Alexander Delnov replied for Seattle, Edmonton put the game away with goals from Samuelsson, St. Criox and Lazar in the third period.

Luke Lockhart scored late for Seattle (21-34-8), which lost its fourth straight at home. The Thunderbirds remain in seventh place in the Western Conference, one point ahead of the Everett Silvertips.

Edmonton, which has already clinched the Eastern Conference title, improved to 44-15-5. Laurent Brossoit made 16 saves to get the win.

Brandon Glover stopped 13-of-16 shots before getting replaced in the Seattle goal by Danny Mumaugh, who finished with nine saves.

Edmonton finished the night 3-for-3 on the power play, while Seattle scored once on three chances.

Quote of the Day

It's about enjoying the moment. It's pretty cool to get that many people together and that excited about hockey to the point they really want you to mess up. They've got a ton of red jerseys and you have to sit back and appreciate people love hockey that much and you are the one out there who gets to play the game. Just try and stick with that respect for the game and also the mentality that for me it's just about entering the fight and seeing how long I can stay in it.

— Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller on what he expects from the fans in Calgary for Game 6