The Swift Current Broncos couldn’t find the equalizer as they fell 2-1 to the Edmonton Oil Kings at Rexall Place Tuesday night.
Veteran defencemen Richard Nedomlel and Reece Scarlett would get respective roughing minors under a minute apart resulting in a 5-on-3 for Edmonton midway through the first. Stephane Legault would capitalize on the two-man advantage early on to give the Oil Kings a 1-0 lead.
Edmonton would expand their lead to two minutes into the second period when Legault would tally his second power play marker of the evening. But, rookie forward Zac Mackay would cut into Edmonton’s two goal lead on his third of the season to make it 2-1 after two periods of play.
Play would remain relatively even in the third frame with the Oil Kings taking a slight edge in shots at 10-9, but both netminders would stand tall denying all scoring chances. The Broncos would pull netminder Eetu Laurikainen in the final minute of play for the extra attacker, but the Oil Kings would hold onto their one goal lead resulting in a 2-1 final.
The Broncos were outshot 44-27 and went 0 for 5 on the man advantage.
UP NEXT: The Broncos host the Brandon Wheat Kings on Tuesday, November 27th. Then, they travel to Brandon, MB to wrap up their home-and-home series with the Wheat Kings on Wednesday, November 28th.
TONIGHT’S 3 STARS:
3) Laurent Brossoit – EDM
2) Eetu Laurikainen – SC
1) Stephane Legault – EDM