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De Leo with three points as the Winterhawks beat the Thunderbirds 6-1.

Sunday, 10.21.2012 / 1:14 AM / News

The Canadian Press

PORTLAND, Ore. - Chase De Leo scored once and set up two more as the Portland Winterhawks defeated the visiting Seattle Thunderbirds 6-1 on Saturday in Western Hockey League action.

Troy Rutkowski, Ty Rattie and Taylor Peters each had a goal and an assist for the Winterhawks (8-3-1), who have won four of their last five outings, while Nicolas Petan chipped in with three assists.

Keegan Iverson and Dominic Turgeon had a goal apiece to round out Portland's offence.

Luke Lockhart scored the lone goal for the Thunderbirds (5-5-0), who have dropped back-to-back games and sit last in the U.S. Division.

Mac Carruth made 22 saves for the win as Brandon Glover turned away 37 shots in a losing cause.

Portland went 1-for-4 on the power play while Seattle failed to score on three chances with the man advantage.

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