The Vancouver Giants have drawn first blood in their first-round playoff series with the Seattle Thunderbirds. Friday night at the Langley Events Centre in front of over 3500-strong the Giants downed the Seattle Thunderbirds 7-1. Dylan Plouffe paced the Giants with two goals and an assist while four other Giants recorded multi-point games. Six Giants altogether combined for the seven goals on 40 shots while Trent Miner was superb making 27 saves in net for the Giants. Andrej Kukuca had Seattle’s lone tally at 19:57 of the second period. The tandem of Roddy Ross and Cole Schwebius combined for 33 saves in the Seattle goal.
– 11 different Giants secured at least one point on Friday night.
– The last time the Giants scored seven goals in a playoff game was March 24, 2012 in Game 2 against Spokane. The Giants won that game 7-3.
– Seattle Thunderbirds defenceman Jake Lee was given a five-minute major and a game-misconduct with six seconds remaining in the third period after he cross-checked Justin Sourdif into the Seattle net when he was on a breakaway.