Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Pre-Game Report: Game 3 - Giants vs. Winterhawks

The Vancouver Giants will look to battle back in their first round series against the Portland Winterhawks when the two teams face-off in Game 3 at the Pacific Coliseum on Tuesday night. The G-Men dropped the opening two games in Portland and trail 2-0 in the best-of-seven set.

Vancouver struggled mightily in a 3-0 loss in Game 2 on Saturday. The Giants mustered only 15 shots on goal and had a tough time gaining any traction in the offensive zone. Discipline was also an issue for the G-Men as they gave the Winterhawks nine power plays in the game, and Portland capitalized on two of them. Payton Lee was once again a bright spot for the Giants, turning aside 40 of 43 shots. The Cranbrook native has a .920 save percentage through the opening two games of the series.

The Winterhawks put forth an impressive effort in Game 2. Portland controlled the hockey game for long stretches at a time in the attacking zone, but the 'Hawks were also much stingier in their own end of the ice. While the Giants only mustered a combined 31 shots over the two games, the quality of Vancouver's chances in Game 1 were far greater than in Game 2, and Brendan Burke had very little work to do in earning his first playoff shutout.

Where: Pacific Coliseum

When: 7:00pm

Tickets: Visit vancouvergiants.com or call 604-4-GIANTS

Listen: TEAM 1410 and teamradio.ca (The Pre-Game Show starts at 6:00pm.)

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