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Tyson Sexsmith stops 12 shots as Giants shut out Oil Kings 2-0

Friday, 01.16.2009 / 12:05 AM / News

The Canadian Press

EDMONTON - Tyson Sexsmith made 12 saves for an easy shutout as the Vancouver Giants extended their winning streak to four games with a 2-0 win over the Edmonton Oil Kings in Western Hockey League action Thursday night.

Brent Regner opened the scoring for the B.C. Division-leading Giants (36-3-0-3), firing a wrist shot from the point that beat Oil Kings goalie Torrie Jung to the blocker side.

Brent Raedke nearly tied it up for Edmonton (20-22-2-4) halfway through the second on a feed from Brett Breitkreuz behind the goal-line, but Tyson Sexsmith made the save.

Mike Berube put the Giants up 2-0 on a power play, jumping in off the point for a tap-in goal at the side of the net on a pass from Mikhail Fisenko.

Jung turned aside 31 shots for Edmonton.

It was the second and final game between the clubs this season. Vancouver swept the series 2-0, including a 6-0 victory in Edmonton on Oct. 22nd.

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Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
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