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Hurricanes end Winterhawks' 14-game win streak in a shootout

Saturday, 01.19.2013 / 1:54 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Hurricanes end Winterhawks' 14-game win streak in a shootout

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Lethbridge Hurricanes rallied from a three-goal deficit and skated away with a 5-4 shootout victory against the host Portland Winterhawks on Friday in Western Hockey League action.

Remi Laurencelle and Reid Duke scored in the shootout for the Hurricanes (22-20-6) while Duke also scored in regulation time.

Sam Mckechnie, Harrison Harper and Jamal Watson also scored for Lethbridge, which trailed 3-0 midway through the second period.

Nicolas Petan had a goal and two assists for Portland (37-5-2), which had a season-high 14-game winning streak snapped, and Oliver Bjorkstrand, Brendan Lepsic, and Tyler Wotherspoon each scored once.

Portland led 2-0 through one period, and Bjorkstrand put the Winterhawks up by three at 8:15 of the second period.

Duke got one back for the Hurricanes at the 10:32 mark of the period, and Harper scored his first career WHL goal on a breakaway just over five minutes later.

Watson tied the game with 9:28 left in regulation, but Portland reclaimed the lead on Petan's power-play goal with 7:10 left.

Lethbridge had one more rally, though, and Mckechnie scored with the man advantage with 5:57 left in the third to send the game into overtime.

Ty Rimmer made 43 saves in regulation and overtime for the win as Mac Carruth stopped 29 shots in defeat.

Lethbridge went 1 for 6 on the power play while Portland went 2 for 5.

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