A Teddy Bear toss shootout win for Edmonton Oil Kings
Everyone was in a giving mood during Teddy Bear Toss night at Rexall Place F michael kors purses riday, including the Edmonton Oil Kings who nearly gave the game away to the Portland Winterhawks, but instead gave their fans a win to remember.
got the two points in the end, said coach Derek Laxdal. was a hard fought win, it an emotional game, you playing a team that you lost to in the finals last year and you playing a Teddy Bear Toss game, so there are lots of highs and lows but I thought we did a really good job after the first goal. was trailing 1 0 when Mayo scored with 4:40 remaining in the first period, launching a celebration that saw fans throw 10,128 stuffed animals onto the ice that will be collected and donated to Santas Anonymous.
Cody Corbett, Curtis and Edgars Kulda also scored for Edmonton. Canadian World Junior Team selection camp invites Nic Petan, Derek Pouliot, and Taylor Leier scored for Portland. The latter two had three points apiece, while Leier scored twice in a 1:51 span to tie the game late in the third.
great players and their stats showed that, they played a good game tonight, said Oil Kings captain Griffin Reinhart, who along with will join the Portland trio at Canada camp in Toronto next week. defended them well and they had a couple bounces, but I thought we played our part. had 42 shots, while Portland fired 37 at Tristan Jarry, who recovered from a late meltdown to stop three of four shootout attempts by Portland.
Portland opened the scoring just 4:43 into the first when Petan beat Jarry to finish off a two on one with Brendan Liepsic. The Oil Kings evened the game 1 1 on Mayo shot from the point prompted a cascade of bears.
A lengthy delay followed as workers loaded the toys onto the beds of pick up trucks, and the Oil Kings posed for a group photo with a pile of teddies. Eventually the players were sent off for the first intermission as the ice was flooded with 4:40 left in the opening frame.
The teams returned to the ice for the remainder of the first, immediately proceeded by the second period without an intermission.
Pouliot rocketed home his ninth of the season with 4:28 remaining. Thirty five seconds later, Kulda restored Edmonton two goal lead, with assists from Moroz and Corbett.
That appeared to seal the deal, but Portland wasn done. With Corbett in the penalty box, Leier scored to cut the lead to 3 2 with 2:47 remaining, as Pouliot and Petan picked up assists. Then with only 56.5 showing on the clock, the same trio collaborated on the game tying goal from Leier.
After five minutes of four on four overtime solved nothing, the teams went to the shootout. In the skills contest, each team scored once in their first three attempts, with Moroz tallying for Edmonto michael kors pur michael kors purses ses n and Petan responding for Portland. That sent michael kors purses things to a sudden death shootout, which saw score and Jarry stop Chase De Leo.
just tried to come in with speed and slow down a little bit to get the goalie back in his net a little bit and shot glove side, said .