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Eakin scores shootout winner as Swift Current edges Edmonton 2-1

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EDMONTON - Cody Eakin scored the only goal in the shootout to help the Swift Current Broncos edge the Edmonton Oil Kings 2-1 in Western Hockey League action Saturday night .

Eakin deked backhand to forehand and lifted the puck over Torrie Jung's right pad to secure the victory.

Justin Dowling scored for the Broncos (23-18-2), goalie Morgan Clark stopping 28 between the pipes.

T.J Foster replied for Edmonton (10-23-11) during regulation, netminder Torrie Jung making 45 saves in net for the Oil Kings.

After a scoreless first period that saw some key goaltending, things heated up further in the second period. Foster opened up the scoring for Edmonton at 12:41, walking out from the corner and stuffing it past Morgan Clark.

Jung came up with a series of stops on the penalty kill, blocking Stephan Novotny's point blast with the right pad, then coming across and stopping Travis Bobbee with the left on the rebound. A minute later Jung barely got his right skate on a cross-crease pass from Novotny to Justin Dowling.

Clark flashed the leather on Michael St. Croix moments after and then took one away from Brett Breitkreuz from a couple feet outside his crease to keep Swift within one. The Oil King forward didn't get a clean shot, and Clark had to dive the opposite way to freeze the action.

Dowling tied the game at 7:36 of the third with a power-play shot that deflected off the leg of Edmonton defender Lane Werbowski. Cody Eakin notched an assist on the tally, extending his point streak to eight games (3-7).

Bronco centre Michael Stickland saw his six-game point streak snapped at four goals and two assists.

Edmonton has now lost seven games in a row, including two in a shootout.

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