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Lockhart scores shorthanded in OT to give Thunderbirds 2-1 win over Giants

Sunday, 02.17.2013 / 11:14 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Lockhart scores shorthanded in OT to give Thunderbirds 2-1 win over Giants

KENT, Wash. - Luke Lockhart scored a short-handed goal 1:56 into overtime to lift the Seattle Thunderbirds to a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Giants in WHL action Sunday night.

Seattle (21-32-7), moved into sole possession of seventh place in the Western Conerence with the win.

Alexander Delnov gave Seattle the lead with his 19th goal of the season, a power play score, at 5:32 of the second period.

Brendan Rouse, who was traded to Vancouver (15-43-2) by Seattle late this season, tied the game with 49 seconds left in the second period.

The third period was scoreless to set the stage for Lockhart, who scored his 17th goal of the season.

Brandon Glover collected his 20th win of the season by stopping 28 shots for Seattle.

Giants goalie Payton Lee faced 36 shots.

Vancouver went 0-for-6 on the power play.

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