Spreading it around

JASON HILLS, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:20 AM ET

Without one of their most potent offensive weapons in the lineup in Tomas Vincour, the Edmonton Oil Kings decided last night would be a good night to spread the goal scoring around.

The Oil Kings' offence had five different goal scorers and 13 players got at least one point in a 6-3 drubbing of the visiting Swift Current Broncos in front of an announced crowd of 3,382 at Rexall Place last night.

"We were simple tonight," said Oil Kings head coach Steve Pleau.

"There were a couple of pretty ones there, but there was a lot of throwing pucks at the net and taking whacks at it, and that's what we need to do."

Co-captains Jeff Lee and Brenden Dowd as well as rookies Mark Pysyk and T.J. Foster had two-point nights in a game that saw the Oil Kings explode for three goals in the second period.

Dowd scored twice, Lee, Rhett Rachinski, Clayton Cumiskey and Drew Nichol's first WHL goal rounded out the scoring for the Oil Kings.

For Nichol, it took 86 games for the stay-at-home defenceman to get his first.

He opened the scoring for Edmonton with a wrist shot that found its way through traffic past Broncos goalie Mark Guggenberger.

"I was going for a change," laughed Nichol.

"The puck came off the wall, I took two steps and shot it, and I was going off (the ice). All of a sudden the light goes on and I turn around. I was a little surprised."

Lee would score the eventual winner on the power play when he jammed in a loose puck past Guggeenberger at the 9:34 mark to give the Oil Kings a 4-2 lead.

Lee's goal came on a major penalty when Broncos defenceman Derek Claffey hammered Oil Kings forward Michael Burns from behind.

"We only had the one goal (on the five-minute major), but we had glorious chances," said Pleau.

"When you get a power play like that, it's nice to score, but you've got to at least get the momentum and we did that."

Cam Lanigan (4-4) made 18 saves in the win.


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