LETHBRIDGE - Corbin Boes put on a goaltending show, but two third period goals lifted the Edmonton Oil Kings to a 2-1 victory at the ENMAX Centre Friday night.
After a bit of delay because of the national TV broadcast on Sportsnet, the Hurricanes and Oil Kings would get down to business. Edmonton would carry the majority of the play in the opening 20 minutes of play. The Canes had their hands full, but Corbin Boes was very good between the pipes for Lethbridge, keeping the Oil Kings off the score board. Neither team was able to score in the first period. Edmonton though heavily out shot Lethbridge 16-2.
In the second, the Corbin Boes goaltending show would continue. The Oil Kings continued to pound pucks at the Lethbridge goal, but Boes was perfect once again. Edmonton everything in the second period of this game but score. The Oil Kings continued to dominate in the the Canes zone, but just like the first period the game would stay scoreless through 40 minutes of play. Edmonton held a huge 34-6 edge in shots on goal.
In the third, the scoreless tie would finally be broken. The Hurricanes, on the power play would open the scoring when Riley Sheen notched his 5th goal of the season. That made it 1-0 Lethbridge. A few minutes later Edmonton would get the equalizer, when Mitch Moroz cashed in a rebound off a great stop from Boes. That tied things at 1-1. Not too long after that, the Oil Kings would get the go-ahead goal when Curtis Lazar scored to give the visitors a 2-1 lead late in the period. The Canes pulled the goaltender to try and get the tying goal, but unfortunately it wasn't meant to be for Lethbridge as Edmonton would hold on for a 2-1 victory. The Hurricanes see their record fall to 3-21-2-2 on the season. The Canes have just one victory in their last 16 games. Lethbridge's penalty kill was good, as Edmonton went 0/5 on the power play. The Canes finished the night 1/5.
That's it for the November portion of the schedule for the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Their next action is set for Sunday (Dec. 1) when they host the Edmonton Oil Kings once again. Puck drop Sunday evening is set for 6:00 pm MST. The pre-game show on CJOC at 5:30. The Canes will play three games in four nights next week, with games in Swift Current Wednesday (Dec. 4) and Calgary Saturday (Dec. 7). They'll host the Prince Albert Raiders Friday (Dec. 6) for their annual Teddy Bear Toss game.