EDMONTON - Curtis Lazar scored twice and Tristan Jarry made 32 saves as the Edmonton Oil Kings edged the Medicine Hat Tigers 3-1 on Sunday for a 2-0 lead in the Western Hockey League's Eastern Conference final.
Edgars Kulda scored a goal and assisted on another for the Oil Kings.
Chad Butcher responded with the Tigers' lone goal, on the power play halfway through the second period.
I definitely think going back down helped me, I had a lot of confidence down there, I played a lot of minutes and I think that helped me a lot. With the 37 games up here, that gave me experience as well. I know what it takes to play in the NHL and now it's time for me to show that I'm capable of being a full-time NHL player.
— Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl on finishing the 2014-15 season in juniors after playing 37 games with Edmonton to begin the season