Skip to main content

Sexsmith matches WHL career shutout record as Vancouver routs Edmonton 6-0 @NHLdotcom

EDMONTON - Tyson Sexsmith stopped just 10 shots for his WHL record-tying 21st career shutout as the Vancouver Giants cruised to a 6-0 victory over the Edmonton Oil Kings on Wednesday night.

Sexsmith was rarely tested in the victory, which moved him into a tie with former Seattle Thunderbirds goaltender Bryan Bridges (2001-2006) and ex-Everett Silvertips netminder Leland Irving (2003-2008) atop the all-time shutouts list.

Edmonton (5-9-1-0) wasn't close to challenging the Giants (8-0-0-3), who remain undefeated in regulation. Vancouver dominated throughout, holding the Oil Kings to one shot in the first period, and a franchise-low 10 for the game.

Vancouver opened the scoring at 2:45 of the first, as Mikhael Fisenko beat Oil Kings goalie Cam Lanigan from the slot. Fisenko extended the lead 11 minutes later, whipping a shot past Lanigan's glove.

Brendan Gallagher made it 3-0 with a slapshot on a rolling puck that eluded Lanigan on the glove side at 15:14 of the second. Evander Kane followed 1:40 later with his 10th goal - and league-leading 23rd point - of the season.

Craig Cunningham made it 5-0 on a breakaway at 3:19 of the third period, going high with a backhand. James Henry's power-play goal at 9:10 ended the scoring.

Lanigan turned aside 27 shots in defeat for Edmonton.

View More

The NHL uses cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies. By using NHL websites or other online services, you consent to the practices described in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, including our Cookie Policy.