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Overhardt, Kehler shine as Portland wins seven-round tie-breaker for seventh win in a row

COURTESY: BRYAN HEIM/PORTLAND WINTERHAWKS - Portland Winterhawks forward Joachim Blichfeld celebrates his goal against the Seattle Thunderbirds at Moda Center on Saturday.Alex Overhardt scored the tying goal in the third period and the winner in the shootout as the Portland Winterhawks beat the Seattle Thunderbirds 4-3 on Saturday in a wild Western Hockey League game at Moda Center.

It was the seventh win in a row for Portland.

The Winterhawks stretched their lead over Spokane to 11 points in the battle for the eighth and last spot in the Western Conference playoffs. Portland (29-21-1-2) has 61 points from 53 games, and is four points back of third-place Tri-City in the U.S. Division with two games in hand on the Americans.



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