I thought the Tigers played a pretty good hockey game. The Oil Kings came out of the gate fast with Curtis Lazar scoring their first goal 32 seconds into the game
Lazar potted his second squeaking it through Lanigan's pads on a bad angle shot and completed his hat-trick with an empty netter.
I thought the Tigers got better as the game wore on and matched the Oil Kings chance for chance in the second and third periods. The difference was the play of Oil King netminder Laurent Brossoit, and the Tigers being unable to score on their powerplays.
The Oil Kings took 7 penalties against the Tigers, including a full 2 minute 5 on 3, but the Tigers couldn't solve Brossoit.
The Tigers played well in all 3 games this weekend, unfortunately they were only able to come up with 2 out of 6 points. The effort was their and that's what we as fans like to see.
Their schedule doesn't get any easier as they play another 3 games in 3 nights Starting with a Rematch against the Oil Kings Friday in Edmonton and back home Saturday and Sunday against Calgary, and Red Deer.
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