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Plutner scores winner as the Americans down the Royals in OT

Saturday, 01.05.2013 / 1:44 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Plutner scores winner as the Americans down the Royals in OT

VICTORIA - Michal Plutner scored with one second remaining in overtime as the Tri-City Americans beat the host Victoria Royals 3-2 on Friday in Western Hockey League play.

Brian Williams and Zachary Yuen also scored for the Americans (22-14-3) while Eric Comrie made 27 saves for the victory.

Steven Hodges and Jordan Fransoo scored for the Royals (19-15-3) as Patrik Polivka turned aside 31 saves in a losing cause.

Tri-City went 1 for 5 on the power play while Victoria failed to score on four 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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