Hawks Win 5th Straight Friday With 2-1 Victory in Everett

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The Portland Winterhawks (7-6-0-0) won their fifth straight game, a 2-1 road victory Friday in Everett over the Silvertips (5-4-0-1).

 

After a scoreless first period in which Adin Hill made 14 saves in net for the Hawks, Everett notched the first goal of the game at the 5:19 mark of the second when Devon Skoleski scored to make it 1-0.

 

But from there, in the final frame the Hawks mounted their comeback. The score remained 1-0 until the 5:29 mark of the third, when Paul Bittner finally broke through for the Hawks and scored off a wrist shot to even the game at 1-1. Late in the third with the Hawks on a power play, Caleb Jones took a shot from the point that Rodrigo Abols deflected past netminder Carter Hart to give Portland a 2-1 lead with 1:51 to play.

 

Everett pulled Hart for an extra attacker looking for the equalizer, but Hill turned away their final attempts to preserve the win.

 

Jones picked up an assist on each of the third period goals. With his goal in the third Abols extended his point streak to five games, while Bittner’s goal extended his point streak to four games.

 

Hill was again outstanding in net, turning away 37 of the 38 shots Everett took. Hart gave up two goals on 13 shots.

 

Portland was 1-2 on the power play and a perfect 6-6 on the penalty kill.

 

The two teams meet again Sunday at the Moda Center at 5 p.m.

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