PORTLAND, Ore. - Craig Cunningham had two goals and an assist and Mark Segal made 44 saves as the Vancouver Giants beat the Portland Winterhawks 7-4 in Western Hockey League playoff action Sunday.
The Giants took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal. Game 3 is Wednesday in Vancouver.
Lance Bouma had a goal and two assists for Vancouver, while James Wright, James Henry, David Musil and Milan Kyntar each had a goal and an assist. Tomas Vincour added three assists.
Oliver Gabriel, Eric Doyle Chris Francis and Troy Rutkowski replied for Portland.
Mac Carruth made 16 save son 20 shots for Portland before making way for Ian Curtis, who stopped 27 of 29 shots in relief.