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Burke, Petan lead Winterhawks past host Ams


KENNEWICK, Wash. — Brendan Burke stopped 25 of 26 shots, the Portland Winterhawks killed all five of their penalties, Nic Petan scored two goals and the Hawks never trailed as they beat host Tri-City 4-1 Sunday night.

Portland, which had lost 3-2 at home to the Americans on Friday, took a 1-0 lead 8:04 into the rematch, outscored the Ams 2-0 in the second period and battled through a scoreless third period to gain their revenge.

Burke went the distance in goal, and Portland outshot the Americans 36-26.

Petan got the opening goal and made it 3-1 with his strike on a power play at the 3:57 mark of the second period. He has 20 goals this season.

Derrick Pouliot's goal at 15:19 of the first period gave Portland a 2-0 lead (Tri-City responded less than a minute later), and Seth Jones scored the Hawks' final goal, getting his eighth of the season on a power play at 4:18 of the second period.

Pouliot also had two assists.

The Winterhawks improved their Western Hockey League-leading record to 25-5-1-0 (51 points). Tri-City fell to 18-12-1-1 (38 points), third in the U.S. Division behind Portland and Spokane.

The Hawks' next game is 7 p.m. Friday versus Everett at the Rose Garden.