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Lanigan makes 31 saves, Pouliot scores as the Winterhawks blank the Rockets 1-0

Saturday, 09.29.2012 / 2:24 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Lanigan makes 31 saves, Pouliot scores as the Winterhawks blank the Rockets 1-0

PORTLAND, Ore. - Cam Lanigan stopped all 31 shots he faced as the Portland Winterhawks blanked the visiting Kelowna Rockets 1-0 on Friday in Western Hockey League action.

Derrick Pouliot's goal at 9:50 of the third period stood up as the winner for the Winterhawks (3-1-0), while Taylor Peters picked up the lone assist.

Rockets' (0-2-1) goaltender Jordon Cooke stopped 34-of-35 shots in a losing effort.

Portland went 1 for 8 on the power play while Kelowna failed to score on six chances with the man advantage.

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It's about enjoying the moment. It's pretty cool to get that many people together and that excited about hockey to the point they really want you to mess up. They've got a ton of red jerseys and you have to sit back and appreciate people love hockey that much and you are the one out there who gets to play the game. Just try and stick with that respect for the game and also the mentality that for me it's just about entering the fight and seeing how long I can stay in it.

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