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Macek scores in overtime as Hitmen force Game 7 with 4-3 win over Oil Kings

Sunday, 04.28.2013 / 9:24 PM / News

The Canadian Press

CALGARY - Brooks Macek scored at 6:59 of overtime Sunday to give the Calgary Hitmen a 4-3 win over the Edmonton Oil Kings in Western Hockey League playoff action.

Macek’s second goal of the night sent the best-of-seven Eastern Conference final to a deciding Game 7 in Edmonton on Monday.

The winner advances to meet the Portland Winterhawks in the WHL final beginning Friday in Portland, Ore.

Macek beat Laurent Brossoit with a wrist shot high to the glove side from the left faceoff circle. Spencer Humphries and Brady Brassart also scored for Calgary.

Macek and Brassart scored power-play goals as the Hitmen came back from a 2-1 deficit after two periods. Macek got the equalizer at 7:23.

Ashton Sautner, Curtis Lazar and Stephane Legault scored for Edmonton.

Chris Driedger made 36 saves for Calgary. Brossoit had 30 stops.

Calgary was 2-for-4 on the power play while Edmonton was 0-for-5.

The Winterhawks clinched the Western Conference title with a 4-1 series win over the Kamloops Blazers, wrapping up the series with a 4-1 home-ice victory on Saturday.

For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.

— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards on their win vs. the Penguins in Game 2, the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory