Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Oil Kings GDB #2 @ Prince Albert


The Oil Kings wrap up their 2 game season opening roadie tonight at the Art Hauser Centre in Prince Albert.  The Raiders are sitting at 0-2 to start the season after losing both ends of a home and home with Saskatoon.  The Kings come in after dropping their opener in Red Deer 4-3 in overtime. 

Penalties killed the Kings in Red Deer, taking six straight minors in the second period after a quick start to the game.  Edmonton had leads of 2-0 and 3-1 before the Rebels rallied scoring back to back goals on their third 5 on 3 man advantage of the middle frame.

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Players to watch: 

Edmonton:  Josh Lazowski.  The 20 year old is back and looks like he hasn’t missed a beat after undergoing season ending surgery last year.  He had a fast start tallying a goal and an assist in the opener.

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Prince Albert:  Mark McNeil.  The Edmonton native is a first round pick of the Chicago Blackhawks in this past year’s NHL entry draft.  He has not produced much point wise in the first couple games of the season but according to Drew Wilson, the voice of the Raiders, he has been controlling games.

Last Year:
The Kings and Raiders split 4 games last year with both teams going one and one at home.  All time the Oil Kings are 10-3-1-2 against the Raiders and 4-3-0-1 at the Art Hauser Centre. 

EDM- Lazowski, Foster, Gernat (1) 
PA- 6 players (1)

EDM- Lazowski, Gernat (2)
PA- Maylan, Yaworski, Herrod (2)

Pregame show at 6:45, the puck drops just after 7 on the Team 1260.