Oil Kings take Game 1 of Eastern Conference Championship with overtime win

Edmonton Oil Kings players celebrating during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Championship series. Friday May 20, 2022 (Source: Zachary Peters/Winnipeg ICE)

The Edmonton Oil Kings managed to beat the Winnipeg ICE with an overtime goal from Tyler Horstmann Friday.

Winnipeg drew first blood with Mikey Milne getting a shot past goalie Sebastian Cossa 8:34 into the first period.

Edmonton’s Dylan Guenther tied the game with his tenth goal of the playoffs at 13:08 in the first.

In the second period, Edmonton surged ahead to a three goal lead thanks to Simon Kubicek, Guenther and Logan Dowhaniuk.

The ICE struck back in the third, tying the game at 4-4 with two goals from Benjamin Zloty and one from Owen Pederson.

Nearly 30 seconds into overtime the ICE almost won, but Cole Muir’s shot was blocked by Cossa. Less than a minute later, Horstmann buried the puck into the Winnipeg net, sealing the first game in the series for Edmonton.

Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Championship at Wayne Fleming Arena starts at 6 p.m. Saturday. The series will move to Edmonton on Monday at Rogers Place.