EDMONTON - Torrie Jung turned aside 32 shots to lead the Edmonton Oil Kings to a 1-0 win over the Regina Pats on Saturday night in the Western Hockey League.
After a slow start that saw only one shot per side in the first five minutes, Robin Soudek put Edmonton (23-26-1-4) on the board with 1:23 left in the first. Jeff Lee centred to Soudek, and the Czech forward pulled the puck around Pats goalie Linden Rowat.
Regina (23-25-1-5) owned the best chance of the second period as forward Matt Robertson streaked in alone after an errant Oil Kings pass bounced onto his stick. Jung made a glove save on Robertson's shot to preserve Edmonton's lead.
Rowat denied Shayne Neigum's bid to double the lead early in the third, snapping out the glove hand to get enough of the one-time shot in the slot on Logan Proulx's pass from the corner.
The victory propelled Edmonton into a three-way tie with Regina and the Prince Albert Raiders for the final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference.
Rowat stopped 26 shots for the Pats in defeat.