PORTLAND, Ore. - Michael St. Croix scored the winning goal with 63 seconds left to play to complete a Oil Kings comeback as Edmonton defeated the Portland Winterhawks 4-3 on Wednesday in the WHL.
Portland had the only goal of the first period, as Winterhawks centre Nicolas Petan opened the scoring on the power play at seven minutes into the frame.
Trevor Cheek evened the game with his 27th goal of the year early in the third, with an assist by St. Croix.
With Tyler Wotherspoon off for hooking, St. Croix connected for his 33rd of the year to win it for the Oil Kings.
Mac Carruth made 38 saves for the Western Conference-leading Winterhawks (51-11-3).
The Oil Kings lead the Eastern Conference at 45-15-5.