Fadden gets the best of Tokarski before nearly every player was thrown out of the game ... DeCoste keeps his point streak alive ... Jung and Edmonton get a point but drop one too.
Luca's back ... DeCoste and Wright extend streaks ... Fadden continues his ridiculous run ... a snowman and goose egg for Tokarski and Spokane.
Spokane Chiefs 2 @ Vancouver Giants 5
G Dustin Tokarski, SPO: Loss, 34 saves on 39 shots
Season totals: 45 GP, 29-14-0-2, 1.94 GAA, .937 sv%, 6 shutouts
C James Wright, VAN: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 60 GP, 17-24-41, +17, 41 PIM
A big game for both of these WHL heavyweights and it was not one of the best for Dustin Tokarski. The WHL MVP candidate allowed five goals in the loss, including another early goal that put his team down in the first period. James Wright fed a soft pass at the blueline to Andrej Kudrna, who broke in on a partial breakaway before fanning on his attempt at a slap shot. The off-speed puck fooled Tokarski, sliding under his pads as he sat in the butterfly. It was Vancouver's second shot of the game. Mitch Fadden beat him on the game's first shot in the Tri-City matchup on Sunday.
Evander Kane beat him on the power play to tie the game at 2 for Vancouver when he deftly deflected a point shot up and over Tokarskiâ€™s leg into the top of the net. Adam Basford beat Tokarski mid-way through the second on a backhanded shot from the bottom of the cirle â€“ much like Sidney Crosbyâ€™s vs. the New York Rangers recently (except not on the rush) â€“ that Tokarski had no chance on and Basford looked as surprised as anyone it went in. That goal gave the Giants a lead they would never relinquish.
Vancouver moved to 50-7-1-3 on the year. They are 15 points ahead of Tri-City for the top spot in the West. Spokane sits in third at 39-19-0-3, one point ahead of Kelowna and eight back of the Americans.
Courtnall finishes regular season with another multi-point night ... Ward vs. Barberio and Tokarski vs. Fadden ... Wright gets on the scoresheet.
Courtnall back on the scoresheet ... Fadden gets another First Star ... Tokarski beaten by the other Pickard ... Jung returns in a big way.
Tokarski part of a St. Valentine's Day Massacre of Edmonton ... Fadden hits 60 ... Barberio helps Moncton to shootout win.
Can the Bolts mimic the Volts? ... Good night for Witkowski ... Another First Star for Tokarski, who leads the WHL in four goaltending categories ... Jung-less Oil Kings cool off Fadden ... Stats for some possible draft targets ... What's wrong with Wright?
Rimouski's streak continues ... The Soo and Tokarski end their streaks.
First Star Fadden leads TC to a win over his former team ... Tokarski good, but not good enough vs. Kelowna ... Vancouver's 10 game streak ends ... Barberio a multi-point night.
First Star Fadden returns in a big way ... Tokarski and Jung sit ... Courtnall and Barberio with good nights.