Radel Fazleev scored the lone goal of the shootout lifting the Calgary Hitmen to a 3-2 win over the Swift Current Broncos Friday night at Scotiabank Saddledome.
The win was Calgary's first in five tries after going 0-3-0-1 while the loss ended Swift Current's season high nine game winning streak.
Kenton Helgesen forced overtime for the Hitmen scoring the tying goal with 53.4 seconds remaining.
Greg Chase with his team leading 14th goal of the season staked the Hitmen to a 1-0 lead before the Broncos struck for a pair of powerplay goals off the sticks of Graham Black and Jay Merkley.
Chris Driedger was stellar in the Hitmen net making a combined 40 saves through the shootout while Landon Bow was also strong for the Broncos stopping 35 shots through overtime and two more in the shootout.
Calgary, 11-6-1-3, will now host Moose Jaw Sunday at 6pm.
Photo Credit: Brad Watson - Cgy Hitmen
Swift Current Broncos 2 at Calgary Hitmen 3 (SO)
Friday, November 15, 2013 - Scotiabank Saddledome - Calgary, AB
Swift Current 0 2 0 0 - 2
Calgary 0 1 1 0 - 3
Penalties-Mahon Cal (checking from behind), 4:25; Leth S.c (roughing), 9:31; Oleksyn Cal (roughing), 9:31; Roach Cal (roughing), 17:44.
1, Calgary, Chase 14 (Sanheim, Peterson), 1:38.
2, Swift Current, Black 14 (Gordon, Martin), 3:47 (PP).
3, Swift Current, Merkley 9 (Honka), 4:47 (PP).
Penalties-Zinkan S.c (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 2:39; Fazleev Cal (cross checking, roughing), 2:39; served by Jones Cal (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 3:47; Chase Cal (10-minute misconduct), 3:47.
4, Calgary, Helgesen 3 (Rissling, Brassart), 19:06.
Penalties-Padakin Cal (inter. on goaltender), 4:58.
Shootout - Swift Current 0 (Gordon NG, Sanvido NG, Black NG), Calgary 1 (Padakin NG, Chase NG, Fazleev G).
Shots on Goal-Swift Current 14-13-10-2-0-39. Calgary 13-8-13-3-1-38.
Power Play Opportunities-Swift Current 2 / 5; Calgary 0 / 0.
Goalies-Swift Current, Bow 6-1-0-1 (37 shots-35 saves). Calgary, Driedger 5-5-1-3 (39 shots-37 saves).
Referees-Shaun Harris (43), Matt Kirk (4).
Linesmen-Cory Lundquist (128), Scott Sharun (103).