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

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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.

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