Today’s Gameday Preview: Giants @ Royals (2-0) and two other games

DUBNetwork Feature game of the night: Vancouver Giants @ Victoria Royals (2-0) 7:05 PM PDT

After overtime in Game 2 at the Langley Events Centre, the Vancouver Giants find themselves up 2-0 against the Victoria Royals in the series heading into Game 3 in Victoria tonight.

Nielsen plays hero in OT, Giants outlast Royals in Game 2

This series has had a very unique element something rarely seen.

Trent Miner stayed sharp despite only facing 15 shots in Game 1. (photo – Rik Fedyck)

Combined in two games in this series the Giants have outshot the Royals by a 57-25 margin, with the Royals only putting 10 pucks on David Tendeck in Game 2.

Impressively, the Royals forced that game into overtime and nearly stunned the Giants taking home ice advantage in the series with them.

The number of shot blocks and the ability to play tight defense got the best of Victoria in the first two games something that definitely stood out.

Davis Koch dekes around Griffen Outhouse. (Photo: Rick Fedyck)

Griffen Outhouse has been the series MVP thus far on the Royals side of things. The netminder has done everything but score a goal, and done that on the road an even more impressive feat.

The Giants dominated all of Game 3 but were unable to beat the veteran wearing black and blue.

Vancouver rolls into the Save On Foods Memorial Centre after winning their last four playoff games.

Other games to watch:

Prince Albert Raiders @ Saskatoon Blades (Raiders lead series 2-0) 7 PM MDT

  • The Blades were unable to raid the home squad of a win at the Art Hauser Centre in Prince Albert, they head into their own rink tonight looking to claw back in a series they find themselves trailing 2-0, only a loss away from being on the brink of elimination.

Edmonton Oil Kings @ Calgary Hitmen (Oil Kings lead series 2-0) 7 PM MDT

  • The Oil Kings have turned into quite the wagon after a Game 2. The win counted as their fifth win in a row. Calgary was just over a minute away from taking Game 1 in Edmonton and stealing home ice in the series, now they head home down 2-0 looking for a spark to catch fire.

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