EDMONTON - Gaelan Patterson had the game-winning goal and Curtis Hamilton scored twice as the Saskatoon Blades extended their winning streak to four games with a 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oil Kings on Friday night in the WHL.
Patterson scored at the 1:09 mark of the second period, breaking in on the right side and beating Oil Kings netminder Dalyn Flette under the glove. Saskatoon (5-4-0-0) opened the scoring shorthanded. Flette came out to play the puck and turned it over, allowing Hamilton to fire it into an open net.
Tomas Vincour tied it up for the Oil Kings (4-5-1-0) just 43 seconds later as the Blades' penalty expired, banging in a cross-ice pass at the side of the net past Blades goalie Braden Holtby.
Toomey restored the Blades' lead late in the period, chipping a puck over the glove of Flette on a pass by Hamilton from behind the net to make it 2-1. Patterson's goal extended the lead.
The Oil Kings answered with their own shorthanded goal in the third, Rhett Rachinksi stripping a Saskatoon player behind the net and feeding Brandon Lockerby out in front.
Milan Kytnar restored the two-goal margin at 16:25 and Hamilton's empty netter concluded the scoring at 18:20.
Flette stopped 24 shots for the Oil Kings while Holtby made 28 saves for the Blades.