KELOWNA, B.C. - Colin Long scored the game-winning goal in overtime as the Kelowna Rockets defeated the Vancouver Giants 3-2 in Western Hockey League action Friday night.
Tyson Barrie opened the scoring and Jamie Benn, with his 36th goal of the season, also scored for Kelowna (34-19-1-2), which entered Friday's game with a 0-5 record against Vancouver.
Casey Pierro-Zabotel and Evander Kane replied for Vancouver (47-5-1-3), which led 2-1 midway through the third until Benn levelled the score.
The Giants may have also lost more than a game, as top defenceman and captain Jon Blum suffered left the game in the first after two hard hits by Benn.
Mark Guggenberger made 29 saves for the Rockets, who host the Prince George Cougars tonight, while Tyson Sexsmith made 24 saves for the Giants.