Upcoming: Portland (16-14-3, 35 points) plays Tri-City at 7 tonight at the Rose Garden.
Who's hot: Goalie Krister Toews, reigning WHL player of the week, stopped 32 shots Wednesday in a 2-1 loss at Spokane that snapped Portland's four-game win streak. He has a 2.51 goals-against and .911 save percentage, with three shutouts. 'If it wasn't for Toews in net making some remarkable saves, it could have been 5 or 6 to 1,' Spokane coach Al Conroy said.
Roster update: Aaron Roberge returns after missing 27 games with a broken forearm; still no sign of Chad Wolkowski; Hawks add Garrett Festerling, 17, from Vernon; Robin Big Snake returns from four-game suspension tonight; Ivan Dornic is nursing flulike symptoms.