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Carruth stops 31 as Winterhawks beat Thunderbirds 5-0 for 9th straight win

Tuesday, 01.01.2013 / 1:54 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Carruth stops 31 as Winterhawks beat Thunderbirds 5-0 for 9th straight win

PORTLAND, Ore. - Mac Carruth made 31 saves for the shutout as the league-leading Portland Winterhawks romped to a 5-0 win over the Seattle Thunderbirds in Western Hockey League action Monday.

Paul Bittner, Nicolas Petan, Taylor Peters, Oliver Bjorkstrand and Brendan Leipsic each scored for Portland (32-5-1), which won its ninth straight game.

Brandon Glover stopped 38 shots in net for Seattle (16-19-3), which went scoreless on five power-play opportunities.

The Winterhawks meanwhile were 1 for 6 with the man advantage.

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