WHL: Hitmen force Game 7 with win over Oil Kings in overtime

The Canadian Press
4/28/2013 9:53:32 PM
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CALGARY -- Brooks Macek scored at 6:59 of overtime Sunday to give the Calgary Hitmen a 4-3 win over the Edmonton Oil Kings in Western Hockey League playoff action.

Macek's second goal of the night sent the best-of-seven Eastern Conference final to a deciding Game 7 in Edmonton on Tuesday.

The winner advances to meet the Portland Winterhawks in the WHL final beginning Friday in Portland, Ore.

Macek beat Laurent Brossoit with a wrist shot high to the glove side from the left faceoff circle. Spencer Humphries and Brady Brassart also scored for Calgary.

Macek and Brassart scored power-play goals as the Hitmen came back from a 2-1 deficit after two periods. Macek got the equalizer at 7:23.

Ashton Sautner, Curtis Lazar and Stephane Legault scored for Edmonton.

Chris Driedger made 36 saves for Calgary. Brossoit had 30 stops.

Calgary was 2-for-4 on the power play while Edmonton was 0-for-5.

The Winterhawks clinched the Western Conference title with a 4-1 series win over the Kamloops Blazers, wrapping up the series with a 4-1 home-ice victory on Saturday.

Calgary Hitmen (Photo: TSN)


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