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Calgary takes 3-1 series lead against Swift Current with 1-0 overtime victory

Wednesday, 03.27.2013 / 12:34 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Calgary takes 3-1 series lead against Swift Current with 1-0 overtime victory

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. - Victor Rask scored 37 seconds into overtime and Chris Driedger stopped all 28 shots he faced to lift the Calgary Hitmen to a 1-0 win over the Swift Current Broncos on Tuesday.

The win gives Calgary a commanding 3-1 lead with the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final series, with Game 5 set for Thursday in Calgary and Game 6, if needed, in Swift Current on Saturday.

It was the third game in the series decided in overtime. Calgary won Game 1 in OT while Swift Current took Game 3 in extra time.

Both teams finished 0-for-2 on the man-advantage.

Eetu Laurikainen made 26 saves for the Broncos.

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