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Seattle snaps Winterhawks' win streak

KENT, Wash. - The Seattle Thunderbirds scissored the Portland Winterhawks' six-game winning streak with a 6-3 home victory Saturday night.

The Hawks outshot the T-Birds 50-33, but Seattle erupted for five goals in the second period to take a 6-3 lead.

Taylor Peters scored at 2:23 of the second period for Portland to even the count at 2-2. The Thunderbirds reclaimed the lead with a short-handed score at 6:19 and scored eight seconds later. Seattle was in front 6-2 before defenseman Joe Morrow struck at 18:22 of the frame.

Neither team scored in the third period.

Portland had led 1-0 on center Charles Wells' goal 1:41 into the game. Seattle scored 1:05 later.

The first five Seattle goals came against Portland's No. 2 goalie, Brendan Burke, who lasted made 16 saves before giving way to Mac Carruth.

The Winterhawks fell to 14-8-1-1 (30 points in 24 games), while Seattle improved to 9-11-0-0 (18 points in 20 games).

Portland returns home to play Regina at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Rose Garden. Then the Hawks go to Kennewick, Wash., for a 7 p.m. Wednesday game against Tri-City.

Four consecutive home games will follow - Friday, Nov. 25, 3 p.m., against Spokane (Memorial Coliseum); Sunday, Nov. 27, 5 p.m., versus Swift Current (coliseum); Friday, Dec. 2, with Everett, 7 p.m., at the Rose Garden; and Saturday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m., at the Rose Garden against Seattle.