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Winterhawks one shy of team win streak record

EVERETT, Wash. — The Portland Winterhawks' offense overpowered the Everett Silvertips on Saturday in an 8-0 win before an announced crowd of 6,742 at Comcast Arena.

The Hawks (37-5-1-0) extended their winning streak to 14 games. Everett fell to 17-25-0-2.

Portland can match its team record of 15 consecutive victories by beating the Lethbridge Hurricanes at 7 p.m. Friday at the Rose Garden. The Hawks have won 15 in a row twice -- in the 1979-80 and 1997-98 seasons.

In Taylor Leier and Troy Rutkowski each had two goals. Other goals came from Chase De Leo (6:59 into the game for a 1-0 lead), Brendan Leipsic, Nicolas Petan and Taylor Peters.

Petan (29 goals) and Leipsic (28) are the team leaders in goals and points this season. Petan has 74 points, Leipsic 71.

Brendan Burke posted his second shutout of the season, with 31 saves.

Portland fired 43 shots and was 3 of 6 on power plays while holding Everett scoreless in seven attempts.

The Hawks led 1-0 after one period and 4-0 through two periods. Petan scored short-handed 32 seconds in to the final period.




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