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- Portland Tribune - Sports
Where they stand: 23-21-4-1 record, 51 points, tied for third in WHL U.S. Division. Portland lost five in a row, won four in a row and then lost 6-0 at Kelowna on Saturday. It plays Everett, at 7 p.m. Friday, in the Rose Garden
Stat leaders: Scoring Ð Brandon Dubinsky, 24 goals-37 assists-61 points; Dan Da Silva, 26-13-39; Darrell May, 12-21-33; Richie Regehr, 8-25-33; Braydon Coburn, 7-16-23. Plus/minus Ð Regehr, +7; Shane Halifax, +6; Brendan Mikkelson, +6. Penalty minutes Ð Robin Big Snake, 191; Cody McLeod, 150; Halifax, 106. Goalies Ð Krister Toews, 16-19-4 record, .904 save percentage, 2.77 goals-against; Dustin Butler, 4-1, .897, 2.49.
Key stat: Portland went scoreless on the power play at Seattle and Kelowna, after hitting at 29 percent (25 of 86) in 18 previous games. Da Silva has 13 power-play goals.
Defending Coburn: Coach Mike Williamson says Coburn's minus-13 rating and paltry 36 penalty minutes don't bother him. Atlanta, the team that picked Coburn eighth last summer, 'wanted him to work on his puckhandling and getting involved in the play. Atlanta didn't want him fighting a lot,' coach Mike Williamson says. 'At the same time, he's going to take some penalties because he (can be) a mean SOB in front of the net, or in the corners. That's the way he needs to play to really make a statement to players in this league that they're really going to have a tough time to breathe out there.'