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Gogolev supplies offence as the Royals edge the Cougars

Sunday, 02.03.2013 / 12:54 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Gogolev supplies offence as the Royals edge the Cougars

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - Alex Gogolev scored in regulation and then added the shootout winner as the Victoria Royals edged the host Prince George Cougars 2-1 on Saturday in Western Hockey League action.

The 20-year-old Russian now has 19 goals and 64 points in 48 games, which is good for the club lead in points.

Patrik Polivka stopped 38-of-39 shots for the Royals (28-19-4), who halted a three-game winless streak.

Dallas Ehrhardt scored for the Cougars (16-30-7), who sit four points out of the final playoff position in the Western Conference, and Mac Engel turned away 27 shots in defeat.

Victoria went 0 for 2 on the power play while Prince George failed to score on four chances with the man advantage.

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You know what? We've played in some pretty special buildings along this playoff run so far. You start in Detroit, you go to Montreal, you come here … I think it's the first team to beat three Original Six teams to get to the Final if I'm not mistaken. That says how tough the road has been. Those are tough places to win.

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