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Mac Carruth makes 26 saves as Portland Winterhawks blank Saskatoon Blades 4-0

Thursday, 10.11.2012 / 12:34 AM / News

The Canadian Press

SASKATOON - Mac Carruth made 26 saves Wednesday as the Portland Winterhawks shut out the Saskatoon Blades 4-0 in the Western Hockey League.

Presten Kopeck scored twice for Portland (5-3-1), while Oliver Bjorkstrand added a goal and two assists.

Seth Jones had the other goal for the Winterhawks and Tyler Wotherspoon chipped in with two assists of his own.

Andrey Makarov made 27 saves in defeat for Saskatoon (2-6-0).

Both teams had off nights with the man advantage. Portland was 0-for-3 on the power play, while Saskatoon wound up 0-for-3.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round