While the Royals were able to score seven goals in their previous outing, it was the Giants’ turn to pour on the offence in the early going.

After the Giants lead 1-0 after the first period, Vancouver would score three goals in just over three minutes and thirty second to take a commanding 4-0 lead midway through the second frame.

While Matthew Phillips would start the comeback under a minute later, the damage had already been done, despite a late comeback effort, the Royals found themselves on the wrong side of the scoreboard, and now face a 3-2 series deficit, with game six of the series tomorrow night in Vancouver.

“You need to have your best game the next game,” Royals head coach Dan Price said. ” It’s all about the response and that’s the only focus right now is responding for Game 6.”

“I think the only focus here is the next game, going into Vancouver,” Royals defenceman Chaz Reddekopp said. “We gotta put this one behind us and I think just look at the little positives we had tonight and focus on that for next game.”

Game six goes tomorrow, the Royals must win to force a game seven, which would take place Tuesday night here in Victoria.

Tyler Bennett