The Edmonton Oil Kings spent the better part of Game 2 on the powerplay and despite an 0-9 start with the extra attacker, the defending WHL Champions scored four times with the man advantage in a 6-0 win at Rexall Place Friday night.
The best-of-seven Eastern Conference Final is now even at a win a piece.
Martin Gernat scored twice for Edmonton who took a 1-0 lead to the third period while Henrik Samuelsson, Ashton Sauntner, Curtis Lazar and Trevor Cheek added singles.
The Hitmen spent far too much time in the penalty box, shorthanded 14 times, while going 0-4 on the powerplay themselves.
"Obviously our team was undisciplined tonight," said Hitmen defenceman Spencer Humphries in the post game media scrum. "They've got a good powerplay so we can't be doing that.
In the end all the Edmonton extra attacker time was reflective on the shot clock with the Oil Kings out shooting the Hitmen 50-23.
Photo Credit: Andy Devlin
Calgary Hitmen 0 at Edmonton Oil Kings 6
Friday, April 19, 2013 - Rexall Place - Edmonton, AB
Calgary 0 0
0 - 0
Edmonton 1 0 5 - 6
1, Edmonton, Samuelsson 8 (Gernat,
Penalties-Kosterman Cal (holding), 2:39; Roach Cal (roughing),
6:28; Reinhart Edm (roughing), 6:28; Brooks Cal (tripping), 10:12; Brassart Cal
(slashing), 11:44; Legault Edm (roughing), 13:55; Sylvester Cal (roughing),
14:39; Corbett Edm (slashing), 14:39; Reinhart Edm (roughing), 14:39; Zgraggen
Cal (elbowing), 17:31; Zgraggen Cal (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 19:34; Lazar Edm
(interference), 19:34; Samuelsson Edm (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 19:34; Rask Cal
Penalties-Macek Cal (slashing),
0:22; Brooks Cal (tripping), 2:12; Virtanen Cal (major-kneeing, game
misconduct), 5:43; Macek Cal (slashing), 13:16; Reinhart Edm (high sticking),
2, Edmonton, Gernat 3 (Wruck, Samuelsson), 8:55 (PP).
3, Edmonton, Gernat 4 (Foster, St. Croix), 14:32 (PP).
4, Edmonton, Lazar 5
(Lowe, Reinhart), 14:58 (PP).
5, Edmonton, Sautner 1 (Kulda, Gernat), 18:36
6, Edmonton, Cheek 7 (Kulda), 19:50.
Penalties-Rask Cal (holding), 4:11;
Samuelsson Edm (embellishment), 4:11; Humphries Cal (slashing), 8:14; Humphries
Cal (roughing, roughing), 12:54; Moroz Edm (roughing), 12:54; Clayton Cal
(slashing, 10-minute misconduct), 13:25; Zgraggen Cal (slashing, roughing),
14:10; Rissling Cal (slashing, roughing, 10-minute misconduct), 14:32; Kosterman
Cal (10-minute misconduct), 17:02; Padakin Cal (checking from behind), 17:02;
Ewanyk Edm (checking to the head), 17:02; Moroz Edm (slashing, roughing,
10-minute misconduct), 17:02; Humphries Cal (roughing, 10-minute misconduct),
17:49; Lowe Edm (roughing, 10-minute misconduct), 17:49; Peterson Cal (high
Shots on Goal-Calgary 9-7-7-23. Edmonton
Power Play Opportunities-Calgary 0 / 4; Edmonton 4 /
Goalies-Calgary, Driedger 9-1-2-0 (44 shots-40 saves); Shields 0-0-0-0 (6
shots-4 saves). Edmonton, Brossoit 9-0-2-0 (23 shots-23
Referees-Jeff Ingram (82), Derek Zalaski
Linesmen-Cory Lundquist (128), Scott Sharun (103).