Seattle Thunderbirds drop one on the road to the Edmonton Oil Kings | Hockey

The Edmonton Oil Kings defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 4-1 Saturday night at Rexall Place in Edmonton.

  • Sunday, November 6, 2011 1:09am
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The Edmonton Oil Kings defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 4-1 Saturday night at Rexall Place in Edmonton.

This was the second of six games on the road for the T-Birds. They lost 8-2 to the Red Deer Rebels on Friday night. The T-Birds take on the Medicine Hat Tigers on Tuesday, November 8, at 6pm at the Medicine Hat Arena.

Edmonton (10-5-1-1) jumped out to a 1-0 lead at 4:58 of the first period on a goal from Kristians Pelss. Keegan Lowe and T.J. Foster had the assists.

The Oil Kings increased their lead to 2-0 at 10:32 of the first when Jordan Peddle scored. Stephane Legault and Mark Pysyk were credited with the assists.

Pysyk scored with one second left in the first to give Edmonton a 3-0 lead heading into the first intermission. Michael St. Croix and Dylan Wruck had the assists.

Edmonton outshot Seattle 16-6 in the first period.

Seattle (5-9-0-0) got on the board at 5:18 of the first period on a power-play goal from Connor Sanvido. Brendan Rouse stole the puck from Edmonton goalie Laurent Brossoit behind the Edmonton net and centered it to Sanvido. Sanvido snapped the pass past a sprawling Brossoit to get his second goal of the season.

Edmonton converted on a power play of their own at 18:34 of the first to go back in front by three goals. Curtis Lazar had the goal on assists from St. Croix and Josh Lazowski.

The Oil Kings outshot the T-Birds 12-11 in the second period and led 28-17 in total shots after two periods.

Edmonton outshot Seattle 16-8 in a scoreless third period and 44-25 in the game.

Seattle goalie Calvin Pickard made 40 saves on 44 shots and his record fell to 5-8-0-0.

Brossoit stopped 24 of 25 shots and his record improved to 9-5-1-0.

T-Birds single game tickets for the 2011-12 season are available online at the T-Birds website and at the ShoWare Center box office. The ShoWare Center Box Office is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday game days at 10 a.m. and Sunday game days at noon.

T-Birds season tickets are currently on sale. Season tickets can be purchased by calling the T-Birds office at 253-239-7825.


First period – 1, Edmonton, Pelss 7 (Lowe, Foster), 4:58. 2, Edmonton, Peddie 1 (Legault, Pysyk), 10:32. 3, Edmonton, Pysyk 1 (St. Croix, Wruck), 19:59. Penalties – Doty, Sea (major-fighting), 5:53. Wilson, Edm (major-fighting), 5:53. Hickman, Sea (roughing), 15:55. Pelss, Edm (roughing), 15:55.

Second period – 4, Seattle, Sanvido 2 (Rouse), 5:18 (pp). 5, Edmonton, Lazar 5 (St. Croix, Lazowski), 18:34 (pp). Penalties – Lowe, Edm (tripping), 3:42. Pelss, Edm (hooking), 10:45. Doty, Sea (roughing), 16:44.

Third period – No scoring. Penalties – Lockhart, Sea (interference), 3:41. Machacek, Sea (roughing), 3:41. Lowe, Edm (roughing), 3:41. Verdino, Sea (boarding), 18:08. Wilson, Edm (hooking), 19:46.

Shots on goal – Seattle 6-11-8 25. Edmonton 16-12-16 44. Goalies – Seattle, Pickard 44 shots-40 saves (5-8-0-0); Edmonton, Brossoit 25-24 (9-5-1-0). Power plays – Seattle 1-3; Edmonton 1-3. A – 4,030. Referee – Jonathan Spurgeon, Colin Watt. Linesmen -Greg Chornohus, Scott Fullmer.


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