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Kings drop heartbreaker

The Dauphin Kings scored two goals in less than a minute late in the third period to tie it; however, they came out with no points for the third straight night.

Wrapping up a key home-and-home with Virden on Saturday, the Oil Capitals scored the winner with 71 seconds left and they also scored an empty-net marker to earn two points in a 4-2 double up of the Kings.

Virden was the only team that scored in the first as Roux Bazin and Joey Bielek gave Virden a 2-0 lead. No goals were scored in the second which set up quite a finish in Oil Country.

Owen Wareham and Mason Smith would score within 59 seconds late in the third to tie the game up after no goals were scored in the second. It did not stay tied long as Virden scored the game-winner with 71 seconds left before Josh Lehto sealed the game into an empty-net.

With the loss, Dauphin remains at 57 points and they are now six points back of OCN for first place in the West Division. Dauphin does; however, remain just a pair of points back of the Wolverines for fourth as they were swept this weekend by Steinbach.