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WHL: Polivka stops 38 shots, Royals use power play to win Game 3 vs. Winterhawks

Tuesday, 04.08.2014 / 1:24 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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WHL: Polivka stops 38 shots, Royals use power play to win Game 3 vs. Winterhawks

VICTORIA - The Victoria Royals took advantage of the Portland Winterhawks' lack of discipline on Monday night to skate away with a 2-1 victory in Western Hockey League playoff action.

Brandon Magee and Austin Carroll scored power-play goals in the first period for the Royals, who trail the second-round series 2-1.

Victoria's Patrik Polivka stopped 38 shots for the win and was 14 seconds away from a shutout when Taylor Leier put the Winterhawks on the board.

Brendan Burke turned aside 25-of-27 shots for Portland.

The Royals went 2 for 8 on the power play while the Winterhawks 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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