The Lethbridge Hurricanes put the breaks to a five game losing skid Saturday night with a 3-2 shootout in Red Deer Saturday night.
This was a very close hockey game from start to finish. Red Deer opened the scoring when Reese Johnson beat Jayden Sittler to give the Rebels a 1-0 lead. Before the end of the period, the Canes evened the score thanks to a goal from Mike Winther, his 13th of the season to make it a 1-1 game one 20 minutes of play.
In the second, the teams exchanged goals again. The Rebels took a 2-1 lead when Adam Musil scored on the power play, but again the Hurricanes came back to tie the contest when Tyler Wong put home his 23rd of the season to tie the game at 2-2 through two periods of play.
Neither club was able to score in the third period, sending a 2-2 game into overtime. That solved nothing as well, but in the shootout the Hurricanes would get the final say as they scored to win the game 3-2. It's the Hurricanes second win in a row in Red Deer and Sittler's second win in goal in his hometown as well.
The victory improves the Canes record to 19-35-5-3 on the season in 62 games. It was close on the shot clock too in this game. Red Deer holding a slight 32-30 edge. The Canes went 0/3 on the power play and Red Deer 1/3.
The Hurricanes are back on the road this week with three games in four nights starting in Brandon Wednesday (Mar. 4) when they take on the top team in the Eastern Conference. The Hurricanes will head to Saskatoon Friday (Mar. 6) and Prince Albert Saturday (Mar. 7). They have ten games left in the season.