The Calgary Canucks are tied for 4th in the South Division, thanks to a 3-2 win over the Fort McMurray Oil Barons.
The Canucks came into this game on a one game winning streak, while the MOB came in on an 3-0-1 run.
The pace of the game was fast and physical from the outset, with both teams getting opportunities.
At 3:58 of the first period Trent Geiger scored to make it 1-0 for the Canucks. MOB defenceman Scott Pooley gave the puck away right in front of his own net, and that allowed Geiger to easily tuck the puck behind Oil Barons goaltender Tanner Jaillet.
The Oil Barons responded by firing a barrage of shots toward the Canucks net but Andrew Guglielmen stood his ground to maintain the Canucks lead at the end of the first period.
The shots were 12 to 7 in favour of the Oil Barons.
The Oil Barons dominated the first half of the second period with a 8-2 shots advantage, however no pucks got past Guglielmen, who put on a goaltending clinic with a series of a sensational saves.
The Canucks were opportunistic when they had a chance. At the 10:38 mark of the second period Derek Thorogood broke in alone and scored a goal to make the game 2-0.
The Oil Barons continued to test Guglielmen, and each time the Canucks goaltender came out on top.
The MOB broke through with 2:47 remaining in the second period when Doug Gayle made a nice pass towards the net that saw Doug Jones score his first goal as an Oil Baron.
The period ended with the Canucks leading the game 2-1
The Oil Barons outshot the Canucks 24-15 in the first two periods.
The third period started with the Canucks generating a lot of opportunities which led to a power play chance.
The Canucks scored on the powerplay to make the game 3-1. Curtis Lewington fired a shot from the blueline to score his 2nd goal of the season.
Both teams traded chances but the game remained 3-1.
The Oil Barons pulled its goaltender with 1:30 remaining in the game. The Oil Barons converted with the extra attacker with 1:14 remaining on the clock.
The Oil Barons were within 1 goal.
But that is as close as that team would come as the Canucks stifled the Barons the rest of the way to preserve the victory.
With the win the Canucks record improved to 11-11-1, while the MOB dropped to 10-10-2.