Oil Kings Crown Kootenay

2013 WHL playoffsThe defending Western Hockey League Champions are off to the second round

The Edmonton Oil Kings moved on to round two of the WHL play-offs last night with a 4-1 victory over Kootenay in game five of their series. Curtis Lazar scored twice to pace the Edmonton attack while, Stephan Legault continued his torrid pace with a goal in the third period. Legault has now scored 34 goals in his last 50 games.

The Oil Kings, meantime, outscored the Ice 25-4 in the five game series.

Edmonton will now play Medicine Hat in Round two, while the other Eastern Conference Semi-Final will feature Calgary taking on Red Deer.

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Out West, Ty Rattie scored three goals and added a pair of helpers for Portland as they pasted Everett 11-4. Portland now leads the series 3-games-to-1 and can wrap the set up tonight in Everett.

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