Edmonton, AB — After leading 3-2 through two periods of play, the Medicine Hat Tigers allowed two unanswered goals in the third period and fell 4-3 to the Edmonton Oil Kings in game two of the Eastern Conference Quarter Finals.
Rookie goaltender Mads Søgaard stopped 37 of the 41 shots faced while overage defenceman Linus Nassen had a three point night (2G, 1A).
Oil Kings’ Liam Keeler opened the scoring early into the game.
Midway through the opening frame, James Hamblin set Linus Nassen up to score a one timer from the point on the power play.
Shortly after Nassen’s first goal, on a rush up the ice Ryan Chyzowski fed a cross ice pass to Nassen who beat Dylan Myskiw through the five hole to score his second of the night. Nassen’s goal was also assisted by Brett Kemp.
During the second stanza, Oil Kings’ Vince Loschiavo scored to tie the game up at 2-2.
Late in the frame while the Tigers were on the power play, Kemp scored to regain the Tigers’ 3-2 lead.
In the final period, Carter Souch scored to tie the game up before Quinn Benjafeld scored the Oil Kings’ game winning gola with less than 3 minutes to play.
Myskiw stopped 18 of 21 shots faced to help his team to victory.
The Orange and Black will return home to the Canalta Centre to host the Oil Kings for games three and four Tuesday and Wednesday nights respectfully. Both games will start at 7 PM.