Calgary, AB - The Calgary Hitmen fell 4-1 to the Edmonton Oil Kings Friday evening at Scotiabank Saddledome.
Brady Brassart opened the scoring for Calgary before Kristians Pelss drew Edmonton even at 10:36 of the first frame.
Tristen Sieben scored the game winner early in the second on a break-away.
Photo Credit: Brad Watson
T.J. Foster and Rhett Rachinski then scored late third period goals, both into an empty net, to secure the Oil Kings 40th win of the season.
Calgary, now 36-23-2-1, remains fourth in the Eastern Conference with 75 points, two back of third place Medicine Hat and a point up on fifth place Kootenay.
The Hitmen continue their five-game home stand Sunday afternoon when they host the Kelowna Rockets.
Game time is 4:00 p.m. for the Co-op Family Day game. Radio broadcast on Sportsnet 960 The FAN begins at 4:00 p.m.
Calgary will also host Swift Current and Saskatoon before heading back on the road.
Edmonton Oil Kings 4 at Calgary Hitmen 1
Friday, February 24, 2012 - Scotiabank Saddledome - Calgary, AB
Edmonton 1 1 2 - 4
Calgary 1 0 0 - 1
1, Calgary, Brassart 21 (Gogolev, Rask), 1:58.
2, Edmonton, Pelss 23 (Gernat, St. Croix), 10:36.
Penalties-Corbett Edm (hooking), 2:27; Humphries Cal (tripping), 14:44.
3, Edmonton, Sieben 4 (Pelss), 4:57.
Penalties-Sieben Edm (charging), 2:49; Rachinski Edm (high sticking, high sticking), 9:12.
4, Edmonton, Foster 24 (St. Croix), 18:50 (EN).
5, Edmonton, Rachinski 25 19:56 (EN).
Shots on Goal-Edmonton 10-7-9-26. Calgary 8-9-4-21.
Power Play Opportunities-Edmonton 0 / 1; Calgary 0 / 4.
Goalies-Edmonton, Brossoit 34-13-2-3 (21 shots-20 saves). Calgary, Driedger 19-10-2-1 (25 shots-22 saves).
Referees-Fraser Lawrence (10), Colin Watt (72).
Linesmen-Michael Roberts (87), Scott Sharun (103).