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Pierro-Zabotel scores winner; Giants eliminate Bruins from WHL playoffs

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CHILLIWACK, B.C. - Casey Pierro-Zabotel scored the third-period winner as the Vancouver Giants beat the Chilliwack Bruins 2-1 Wednesday and swept their Western Hockey League Western Conference quarter-final series.

The game came one night after Vancouver earned a 4-3 win in a marathon game that almost went to a fourth overtime. Spencer Machacek also scored for the Giants. Ryan Howse replied for the Bruins.

Tyson Sexsmith made 26 saves for the Giants while Mark Friesen stopped 29 shots for the Bruins.

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