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Atwal scores winner as the Giants edge the Thunderbirds in OT

Saturday, 02.16.2013 / 1:44 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Atwal scores winner as the Giants edge the Thunderbirds in OT

KENT, Wash. - Arvin Atwal scored 23 seconds into overtime as the Vancouver Giants edged the host Seattle Thunderbirds 3-2 on Friday in Western Hockey League action.

Cain Franson and Taylor Vickerman also scored for the Giants (15-43-0), who won for the first time in three outings.

Luke Lockhart had a goal and an assist for the Thunderbirds (19-32-7), who dropped their seventh game in a row, and Shea Theodore scored the other.

Payton Lee stopped 25 shots for the win as Danny Mumaugh made 30 saves in a losing cause.

Vancouver went 0 for 5 on the power play while Seattle failed to score on either of its chances with the man advantage.

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