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Brossoit stops 20 shots as oil Kings take 3-1 series lead

Thursday, 03.28.2013 / 12:14 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Brossoit stops 20 shots as oil Kings take 3-1 series lead

CRANBROOK, B.C. - Laurent Brossoit stopped 20 shots as the Edmonton Oil Kings blanked the host Kootenay Ice 4-0 on Wednesday in Western Hockey League playoff action.

Brossoit's shutout was his second of the series as the Oil Kings now have a 3-1 lead in their first-round matchup.

Curtis Lazar and Henrik Samuelsson had a goal and an assist each for Edmonton while Griffin Reinhart and Edgars Kulda had the others.

Mackenzie Skapski turned away 24-of-27 shots in defeat for the Ice, who have scored just three goals in the series.

Edmonton went 1 for 7 on the power play while Kootenay failed to score on five chances with the man advantage.

Game 5 is scheduled for Friday when the Oil Kings host the Ice at Rexall Place.

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