Calgary, AB - Victor Rask broke a 1-1 third period tie at the 8:48 mark lifting the Calgary Hitmen to a 2-1 win over the Kelowna Rockets Sunday evening at Scotiabank Saddledome.
Jimmy Bubnick, on a power play opportunity, also scored for Calgary while Danny Gayle, Alex Roach and Alex Gogolev each picked up an assist helping the Hitmen to their third straight win over Kelowna this season.
Photo Credit: Brad Watson
Brandon Glover made 26 saves for Calgary to record his 18th win of the season.
The Hitmen, now 37-23-2-1, move into fourth in the Eastern Conference with 77 points, one ahead of the Kootenay Ice.
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Kelowna Rockets 1 at Calgary Hitmen 2Sunday, February 26, 2012 - Scotiabank Saddledome - Calgary, AB
Kelowna 1 0 0 - 1
Calgary 1 0 1 - 2
1, Calgary, Bubnick 29 (Gayle, Roach), 4:57 (PP).
2, Kelowna, Bulmer 29 (Bowey, McColgan), 11:07.
Penalties-served by Astles Kel (too many men), 3:35; Bell Kel (roughing), 10:17; Brassart Cal (roughing), 10:17; Chapman Kel (major-fighting), 14:27; Trzonkowski Cal (major-fighting), 14:27.
Penalties-Astles Kel (charging), 3:09; Severson Kel (tripping), 4:24; Gayle Cal (hooking), 12:25; Brassart Cal (hooking), 13:10; Rigby Kel (major-fighting), 18:01; Kosterman Cal (major-fighting), 18:01; Heffley Kel (10-minute misconduct), 20:00; Severson Kel (major-fighting), 20:00; Chase Cal (roughing, 10-minute misconduct), 20:00; Helgesen Cal (major-fighting), 20:00.
3, Calgary, Rask 27 (Gogolev), 8:48.
Penalties-Bell Kel (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 16:22; Bulmer Kel (roughing), 16:28; Sylvester Cal (roughing), 16:28; Kornelsen Cal (kneeing), 18:57.
Shots on Goal-Kelowna 6-9-12-27. Calgary 15-9-8-32.
Power Play Opportunities-Kelowna 0 / 4; Calgary 1 / 4.
Goalies-Kelowna, Cooke 7-7-2-3 (32 shots-30 saves). Calgary, Glover 18-12-0-0 (27 shots-26 saves).
Referees-Adam Griffiths (36), Trent Knorr (42).
Linesmen-Steve Cochrane (125), Jeff Jobson (52).
1st Period Notes:
-Rockets didn't get their first shot until the 7:46 mark.
2nd Period Notes:
-Collin Bowman had a second period goal waved off for Calgary when Danny Gayle was ruled obstructing goalie Joran Cooke.
-Both teams missed on 5-on-3 powerplays
-Kelowna didn't record their first shot of the period until the 10:31 mark.
3rd Period Notes:
-Shane McColgan hit a goal post on a late break-away chance.