EDMONTON - Craig McCallum scored twice in an 18-second span of the second period as the Edmonton Oil Kings ended a four-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over the Calgary Hitmen on Tuesday night in the Western Hockey League.
Kyle Bortis opened the scoring for the Hitmen (21-10-1-2), knocking a pass down from Galiardi in front of the net and putting it between the legs of Oil Kings netminder Alex Archibald. The goal was Bortis' 11th point (8-3) his last eight games.
McCallum scored his first on a 4-on-3 for the Oil Kings (12-17-2-3) at 5:58 of the second, wristing a rebound off the post and behind Hitmen goaltender Martin Jones. His second was a one-timer of a Robin Figren pass on a 5-on-4 power play at 6:16 to give Edmonton the lead for good.
Jones kept the Hitmen within one in the second, stopping breakaways from Brendan Dowd and Robin Figren.
Archibald robbed Brandon Kozun in close with a spectacular glove save with three minutes remaining to preserve the win for Edmonton.
Jones stopped 34 shots for Calgary while Archibald made 30 saves for Edmonton.