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Gallagher with 7 points as the Giants down the Winterhawks 8-4 @NHLdotcom

VANCOUVER - Brendan Gallagher scored a hat-trick and picked up four assists as the Vancouver Giants defeated the visiting Portland Winterhawks 8-4 on Saturday in Western Hockey League action.

Marek Tvrdon, Brett Kulak, Jordan Martinook, Wes Vannieuwenhuizen and Nathan Burns also scored for the Giants (25-14-2).

Brendan Leipsic scored two goals in defeat, while Tyler Wotherspoon and Joseph Morrow also scored for the Winterhawks (26-12-3), who had their six-game winning streak halted.

Adam Morrison picked up his 24th win of the season, stopping 31 shots, while Mac Carruth was yanked midway through the second after allowing four goals against on 19 shots.

Brendan Burke came on in relief and allowed four goals on 16 shots.

Vancouver went 3 for 5 on the power play while Portland was 3 for 9.

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