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Stanley Cup Final

Rouse with a hat trick to lead the Thunderbirds over the Giants 6-4

Saturday, 10.13.2012 / 2:24 AM / News

The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER - Brendan Rouse scored three times as the Seattle Thunderbirds defeated the host Vancouver Giants 6-4 on Friday in Western Hockey League play.

Michal Holub had a goal and an assist for the Thunderbirds (4-3-0) as Tyler Alos and Seth Swenson added a goal apiece.

Riley Sheen and Roberts Lipsbergs each had two assists for Seattle.

Cain Franson led the Giants (2-6-0) offensively with two goals while David Musil and Marek Tvrdon scored the others.

Brandon Glover made 28 saves for the win as Tyler Fuhr allowed five goals on 14 shots before getting pulled in the second period.

Liam Liston stopped 6-of-7 shots in relief.

Seattle went 2-for-6 on the power play while Vancouver scored on their only power-play opportunity.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the OT winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round