Edmonton Oil Kings prevail against Winnipeg Ice in Game 1 with 5-4 OT win

Forward Tyler Horstmann scored in overtime to give the Edmonton Oil Kings a 5-4 win against the Winnipeg Ice Friday night.

Horstmann scored 1:07 into overtime. Ice netminder Gage Alexander had tried to clear the puck but not before an Oil King appeared to knock it loose. Horstmann glided into the slot and quickly put the puck in the back of the net.

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The win means the Oil Kings remain unbeaten during the 2022 playoffs and the road victory saw the team take a 1-0 series lead in the WHL Eastern Conference final.

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Horstmann, who also recorded an assist in the game, was named the first star of the game. Oil Kings forward Dylan Guenther scored two goals, recorded an assist and was named the second star while Ice defenceman Benjamin Zloty, who scored two goals, was named the third star.

Oil Kings netminder Sebastian Cossa stopped 22 of 26 shots to earn the win. Edmonton outshot Winnipeg 40 to 26.

Daniel Hauser started the game between the pipes for Winnipeg but was replaced by Alexander after giving up four goals on 21 shots.

Edmonton went 1-for-4 on the power play while Winnipeg went 2-for-6.

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