May 9, 2014, Portland (ISN) – The Portland Winterhawks fell 3-2 to the Edmonton Oil Kings Friday at the Moda Center in Game 5 of the WHL Final in front of a sold out crowd of 10,947 as Edmonton took a 3-2 series lead.
Game 6 will be Sunday in Edmonton at 3 p.m. Pacific time.
The Hawks opened the scoring at the 15:28 mark of the first when Paul Bittner scored for a 1-0 Hawks lead. Edmonton got one back before the end of the period when Edgars Kulda scored a power play goal at the 18:27 mark to make it 1-1 going into the second.
Edmonton took a lead 2:11 into the second on a goal by Griffin Reinhart, then made it 3-1 when Henrik Samuelsson scored at the 7:39 mark. It remained that way heading into the third, despite Portland outshooting Edmonton 18-10 in the period.
The Hawks applied pressure throughout the third, and broke through late when a shot from Matt Dumba deflected past Jarry at the 18:15 mark to cut the deficit to 3-2. However, Portland couldn’t get the equalizer as the Oil Kings escaped with the win.
Corbin Boes made 27 saves on 30 shots for Portland, while Jarry countered with 37 saves on 39 Portland shots.