Saturday, February 8, 2014

Pre-Game Report: Giants vs. Oil Kings

The Vancouver Giants (27-20-6-3) will play their second game in as many nights when they host the Eastern Conference leading Edmonton Oil Kings (39-13-0-1) at the Pacific Coliseum on Saturday night. The game marks the second meeting of the season between the teams. The Oil Kings blanked the G-Men 3-0 back on November 5th.

The Vancouver club is coming off a 5-0 shutout loss at the hands of the Calgary Hitmen on Friday night. The loss marked just the fourth time the Giants have been held off the scoreboard this season. The Vancouver power play, which went 9-for-16 (56.25%) in its six previous games, was 0-for-9 on Friday night. The G-Men have a record of 5-3-0-0 against teams from the Central Division and are 5-7-1-1 when facing teams from the Eastern Conference.

The Oil Kings also played on Friday night, edging the Kelowna Rockets 3-2 in a shootout for their tenth win in a row and their 16th victory in their last 17 games. The Edmonton squad has outscored its opposition 49-20 over the course of the last 10 games. Saturday's game will mark the return of former Giants defenseman Blake Orban to Vancouver. Since being dealt to Edmonton prior to the trade deadline, the Calgary native has one goal and five assists in 15 games with the Oil Kings.

Where: Pacific Coliseum

When: 7:00pm

Tickets: Visit or call 604-4-GIANTS

Listen: TEAM 1410 and (The Pre-Game Show starts at 6:30pm.)

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