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Hitmen go up 2-0

Carson McMillan scored in overtime yesterday as the Calgary Hitmen edged the Edmonton Oil Kings 2-1.

Carson McMillan scored in overtime yesterday as the Calgary Hitmen edged the Edmonton Oil Kings 2-1.

McMillan tipped a Paul Postma point shot past Edmonton goalie Torrie Jung to ignite the crowd of 11,122 fans at the Pengrowth Saddledome.

“It’s a great moment,” McMillan said. “I’ve played almost 50 playoff games and only got a couple goals.

“It’s obviously nice to chip in as much as I can.”

With the win, the Hitmen took a 2-0 lead in the opening round Western Hockey League playoff series. Edmonton is slated to host the next three games of the series tonight, Wednesday and on Friday in necessary.

“Now it’s time to go home and try to hold serve,” said Edmonton coach Steve Pleau, who commended his goalie Torrie Jung for making 54 saves to keep the Oil Kings in the game.

“He gives us all our energy. He gives us all our belief in what we do. When you’ve got a guy like that, it’s fun to be at the rink.”

Shayne Neigum notched a power-play goal in the second to give Edmonton a 1-0 lead before Kris Foucault scored for Calgary at 15:42 of the third to force overtime.

 
 
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