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McCue scores winner as the Americans edge the Giants 4-3

Sunday, 12.02.2012 / 1:04 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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McCue scores winner as the Americans edge the Giants 4-3

VANCOUVER - Beau McCue scored the winning goal while shorthanded with only six seconds left in the third period as the Tri-City Americans edged the host Vancouver Giants 4-3 on Saturday in Western Hockey League action.

The 17-year-old rookie also scored in the second period and added an assist for the first three-point performance of his WHL career and the game's first star.

Justin Hamonic and Lucas Nickles also scored for the Americans (17-10-2), who halted a three-game winless streak, while Malte Stromwall chipped in with two assists.

Tristan Sieben, Cain Franson and Wes Vannieuwenhuizen each scored for the Giants (7-20-0), who are now winless in seven games and sit last in the WHL standings.

Luke Lee-Knight stopped 38-of-41 shots for the win and the game's second star as Liam Liston made 32 saves in a losing cause.

Tri-City failed to score on its only power-play opportunity while Vancouver went 1 for 3.

Quote of the Day

If you want to prove people wrong, you've just got to go out and do it. Yeah, we blew 3-2 series leads the last two years, but no one is going remember that if we go out there on Saturday night and beat these guys and go play in the Stanley Cup Final. We need to get back to work and we'll start to do that tomorrow.

— Ducks forward Kyle Palmieri following a loss to the Blackhawks in Game 6 on Wednesday