EDMONTON - Two power-play goals lifted the Edmonton Oil Kings to a 5-1 win over the Prince Albert Raiders in Sunday afternoon WHL action.
Edmonton (14-18-2-4) opened the scoring at 13:10 of the first after Prince Albert (13-21-3-2) netminder Dustin Butler played the puck behind the net instead of freezing it. The puck was stripped from Raider defenceman Ryan White and fed out to Brent Raedeke in front, who extended his goal-scoring streak to three games.
The Oil Kings expanded their lead to two goals early in the second with a power-play point blast by Cameron Cepek that eluded Butler on the glove side.
McDonald cut the Oil Kings lead in half, hustling past Brandon Lockerby out front and beating Oil King netminder Flette under his glove. But Lockerby would get his revenge 1:23 later with a one-time rocket from the point that restored the two-goal margin.
Shayne Neigum extended the Oil Kings lead to 4-1 on a give-and-go with Tomas Vincour late in the third. The play gave Vincour his seventh multi-point game of the season.
Brett Breitkreuz scored Edmonton's fifth goal on a rebound with 1:13 remaining.
Flette turned aside 25 shots in net for Edmonton while Butler blocked 30 in net for Prince Albert. The loss snapped the Raiders' two-game winning streak.