Seattle edges Winterhawks
Jared Davidson's shot through traffic on the rush with 1:52 remaining lifted the Seattle Thunderbirds to a 5-4 win over the Portland Winterhawks on Sunday at Kent, Washington.
Jaydon Dureau scored twice for Portland in a game that was tied 2-2 after one period and 4-4 after two.
The Winterhawks had their chances in the period, including a five-on-three power play and a penalty shot.
The winning goal came after a Portland player lost an edge in the attacking zone, allowing Davidson to skate the other way and put a shot through a screen and past Winterhawks goalie Dante Giannuzzi.
Kyle Chyzowski and Reece Newkirk also scored for Portland.
Simon Knak earned a penalty shot in the third period, but had the puck flip on edge as he tried to handle it and did not get a shot off.
The Winterhawks finished 2 of 7 on the power play, while Seattle was 1 for 3. The Thunderbirds outshot Portland 27-26.
Portland is 9-8-3 with four games left in the abbreviated Western Hockey League season. Everett has wrapped up the U.S. Division title.
Seattle is 8-11-0-0. Portland won five of seven games with the Thunderbirds.
Portland visits Tri-City at 7 p.m. Wednesday, the first of four games over seven days to conclude the season. There will be no playoffs in the WHL this season.
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