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The Giants can’t expect to win a playoff game 1-0 against an explosive team like the Tri-City Americans and they didn’t Friday night, falling 2-1 in OT. The G-Men managed a power-play goal by Brendan Rowinski (in photo) in the first period and that was it for the offence. Nothing at even strength. Only two shots in the third period. Mark Segal was very good in the Giant nets — stopping 44 shots — but was victimized by a bad-hop off the end glass on the game-tying goal in the third period. He made an outstanding save on Carter Ashton’s overtime breakaway but couldn’t stop Ashton’s winner that came from a sharp angle. Segal needs more offensive support than one goal if the Giants have any hope of winning a game in this series, never mind the series itself. Here’s what Giants coach Don Hay had to say after the loss: “It was a close-checking game. It came down to a bounce that went in. That’s the way overtime games sometime get decided. It’s a seven-game series but we have to play better than we did tonight.” The Giants definitely do, especially on the offensive side of the puck…


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