Four power-play goals lifted the Rogers Royals to a 5-1 win over penalty-plagued Princeton-Becker-Big Lake on Friday evening in Rogers.
The Royals broke open a 0-0 game with four goals in a span of 5:46 in the second period, three of them power plays. Jenna Karls scored at 8:26, Madison Lehn at 10:58, Gabrielle Billing at 11:42 and Paetyn Levis at 14:12, with only Lehn’s being even-strength.
Seven of the Tigers’ 14 penalties came in the second period but they salvaged a shorthanded goal, by Jordan Blomquist, on the last of those, at 16:39.
Rogers was right back on the power play to start the third period with Lehn knocking in her second goal of the game and 16th of the year at 2:18.
Levis had three assists and Lehn two, adding up to a four-point night for each. Billing made two assists and Ellie Feilen one.
Michelle Klimstra stopped 31 of 32 shots for Rogers and Kara Schramel was 39-of-44 for the Tigers.
The Royals improved to 5-2 conference, 10-7-2 overall. The Tigers dropped to 2-4 and 10-7.
Rogers will host Chisago Lakes on Tuesday.