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OIL KINGS KNOCK DOWN WARRIORS – Stephane Legault scored twice and set up another to lead the Edmonton Oil Kings to a 6-1 win over the visiting Moose Jaw Warriors in Game 1 of the Husky WHL Eastern Conference Championship series on Friday night.

Klarc Wilson had a goal and two assists, Rhett Rachinski and Curtis Lazar each tallied a goal and an assist, Tyler Maxwell added a single and Henrik Samuelsson chipped in three assists for the Oil Kings, who improve to 9-0 in the playoffs and win their 20th consecutive game, dating back to the regular season.  Laurent Brossoit turned aside29 of 30 shots he faced to claim his ninth playoff win.

Jordan Wyton scored his first career playoff goal and Morgan Rielly had an assist in his first game of the 2012 playoffs for the Warriors, who went scoreless on six power plays as they see their eight-game post-season win streak snapped.  Luke Siemensmade 19 saves on 24 shots through the first two periods to absorb the loss while Spencer Tremblay stopped five of six shots in the third period.

The Oil Kings host Game 2 of the best-of-seven series on Sunday in Edmonton, AB.

Edmonton leads best-of-seven series 1-0

Game Summary

 

KAL TIRE WHL WESTERN CONFERENCE

WINTERHAWKS 5, AMERICANS 4  O/T

Marcel Noebels scored 7:51 into overtime to lift the visiting Portland Winterhawks to a 5-4 win over the Tri-City Americans in Game 1 of the Kal Tire WHL Western Conference Championship series on Friday in Kennewick, WA.

Sven Bartschi tallied a goal and two assists while Brendan Leipsic, Cam Reid and Joe Morrow also scored for the Winterhawks, who were outshot 47-31 by the hosts but come away with the series-opening win.  Mac Carruth made 43 saves to claim his 27th career playoff win.

Patrick Holland scored twice and set up another while Brendan Shinnimin and Mitch Topping also scored for the Americans, who have lost each of the four overtime games they have played in the post-season.  Ty Rimmer made 26 saves in a losing cause.

The Americans host the Hawks for Game 2 of the best-of-seven series on Saturday night in Kennewick, WA.

Portland leads best-of-seven series 1-0

Game Summary

 

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April 25 / 2014

 
Portland
7:05 PDT
Kelowna
 
 
 

April 26 / 2014

 
Medicine Hat
7:00 MDT
Edmonton
 
 
 

April 27 / 2014

 
Kelowna
2:00 PDT
Portland
 
 
 

April 28 / 2014

 
Edmonton
7:00 MDT
Medicine Hat
 
 
 

April 29 / 2014

 
Medicine Hat
7:00 MDT
Edmonton
 
 
 
Portland
7:05 PDT
Kelowna
 
 
 

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