Rybinski and Wedman score in 6-2 loss to Edmonton
EDMONTON, AB, October 26, 2019 — The Edmonton Oil Kings defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 6-2 Saturday night at Rogers Place.
The T-Birds play the Calgary Hitmen on Monday at 5pm at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
Edmonton (10-1-3-0) took a 1-0 lead on a power-play goal by Josh Williams at 12:02 of the first period.
Former T-Birds defenseman Ethan Bear joined play-by-play voice Thom Beuning during the first intermission of the game broadcast on 1090 KJR. Bear is a rookie defenseman this season on the Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers selected Bear in the fifth round of the 2015 NHL Draft. Listen to Thom interview Ethan.
The Oil Kings made it a 3-0 lead with goals by Dylan Guenther at 3:47 and Conner McDonald at 12:09 of the second period.
Seattle (4-5-2-1) started the comeback late in the second period with two goals in 1:04.
Michael Horon passed the puck to Matthew Wedman in the right circle. Wedman put a backhand shot on Edmonton goalie Sebastian Cossa with Henrik Rybinski going hard to the net. The puck rebounded off into the low slot and Rybinski chipped it past the goalie from in close at 13:44.
Wedman cut the Oil Kings lead to one goal at 14:48 of the second. He skated down the left wing and beat Cossa with a wrist shot from the left circle for his fourth goal of the season. Zach Ashton and Ryan Gottfried had the assists.
Guenther scored at 6:27 of the third and Riley Sawchuk scored at 9:23 to give Edmonton a 5-2 lead. Guenther added an empty-net goal at 18:58 of the third.
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First period – 1, Edmonton, Williams 6 (McDonald, Souch), 12:02 (pp). Penalties – Alistrov, Edm (hooking), :59. Davidson, Sea (hooking), 10:20.
Second period – 2, Edmonton, Guenther 3, 3:47. 3, Edmonton, McDonald 2 (Luypen), 12:09. 4, Seattle, Rybinski 2 (Wedman, Horon), 13:44. 5, Seattle, Wedman 4 (Ashton, Gottfried), 14:48. Penalties – Keeler, Edm (holding), 6:31. Ciona, Sea (double minor-roughing), 9:00. Ashton, Sea (roughing), 9:00. Cap, Edm (roughing), 9:00. Williams, Edm (roughing), 9:00. Rybinski, Sea (slashing), 17:39. Wedman, Sea (goaltender interference), 20:00.
Third period – 6, Edmonton, Guenther 4 (Lawson, Keeler), 6:27. 7, Edmonton, Sawchuk 9 (Kope), 9:23. 8, Edmonton, Guenther 5 (Sawchuk, McDonald), 18:58. Penalties – Robertson, Edm (interference), 6:54. Souch, Edm (boarding), 11:23. McLeod, Edm (holding),13:40. Kukuca, Sea (slashing), 14:02. Roulette, Sea (), 19:49. Luypen, Edm (), 19:49.
Shots on goal – Seattle 7-14-9 30, Edmonton 17-14-10 41. Goalies – Seattle, Lyda 40 shots-35 saves (0-2-0-0); Edmonton, Cossa 30-28 (4-0-0-0). Power plays – Seattle 0-5; Edmonton 1-5. Referees – Jason Bourdon, Adam Byblow. Linesmen – Deion Foster, Scott Fulmer.