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Brossoit stops 33 shots as Oil Kings blank Tigers for 2-0 series lead

Sunday, 04.07.2013 / 8:44 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Brossoit stops 33 shots as Oil Kings blank Tigers for 2-0 series lead

EDMONTON - Laurent Brossoit recorded his third shutout of the post-season as the Edmonton Oil Kings defeated the visiting Medicine Hat Tigers 2-0 in Western Hockey League playoff action Sunday night.

Brossoit stopped 33 shots, including 18 in the second period alone, as Edmonton now leads the best-of-seven second-round matchup 2-0.

The victory marked a personal nine-game winning streak against Medicine Hat for Brossoit.

Henrik Samuelsson and Cody Corbett had the goals for the Oil Kings, both coming on the power play.

Cam Lanigan turned aside 32 shots in net for the Tigers.

Samuelsson opened up scoring on the power play at 6:04 of the first period when he deflected Martin Gernat's point shot in behind Lanigan.

Despite outshooting Edmonton 14-0 in the first 15 minutes of the second period, and 18-3 overall, the Tigers were unable to even up the score heading into the third.

Edmonton's power play struck again at 1:56 of the third as Corbett drove through the crease and whipped a spinning shot overtop a sprawling Lanigan to push the Oil Kings ahead 2-0.

Edmonton finished the night 2 for 4 with the man advantage while Medicine Hat failed to score on seven chances with the man advantage.

Medicine Hat will host Game 3 on Tuesday.

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