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Post-Game with Broncos Assistant Darren Evjen (Download)
Pre-Game with Broncos Coach/GM Mark Lamb (Download)
Pre-Game with Oil Kings Coach Derek Laxdal (Download)
Pre-Game with Broncos D Reece Scarlett (Download)
The Q with Broncos Coach/GM Mark Lamb (Download)
- B&A Petroleum Game Shifter: opening goal
- Low Cost Towing Unsung Hero: Chance Lund
- Standard Motors Crunch of the Game: Adam Lowry
- Herbert Auto Tough Guy of the Game: Tanner LeSann
Click here for our recap from Swift Current Online:
Curtis Lazar scored twice in the first period as the Edmonton Oil Kings beat the Swift Current Broncos 3-0 Friday night.
Laurent Brossoit made 23 saves for the shutout, while Eetu Laurikainen stopped 39 shots for the Broncos in a losing cause.
The game started off on the wrong foot for the Broncos as they were outshot 16-3 and down 2-0 after the first period. Lazar scored both his goals on loose pucks right in front of the net. The first came at 3:20 just as a Swift Current penalty expired and the other came at 14:39 on another Oil Kings power play.
“I thought our first twenty minutes wasn’t our best,” said Broncos Assistant Coach Darren Evjen. “I thought our second we showed a lot of push back. We got some opportunities, we just didn’t put the puck in the back of the net.”
Evjen wasn’t upset with the way they played the rest of the game, but they couldn’t afford such a rough start against the best team in the Eastern Conference.
“Even when you’re playing well it’s hard shift after shift,” Evjen said. “You really can’t throw any periods out as a mulligan and expect to stay with them.”
The Broncos managed 12 shots to 11 from Edmonton in the second period. They had several quality scoring chances that Brossoit denied to prevent Swift Current from tightening the game before the third. Laurikainen was strong in a losing cause as he made some highlight worthy saves to keep his team close.
David Musil put the game out of reach for Edmonton midway through the third period.
The Broncos went 0 for 2 on the power play. Edmonton went 1 for 6. Swift Current has received the fewest power play opportunities in the league at 183.
The shutout ended Broncos defenceman Reece Scarlett’s point streak at six games and forward Ryon Moser’s at four games. Swift Current dropped to a tie for 6th in the Eastern Conference with the Sakstoon Blades. They’ll visit the Blades on Saturday.
You can listen to that game on The Eagle 94.1 with the New Pioneer Co-op Home Centre Broncos Hockey at 6:30pm.