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Rutkowski with three points as Winterhawks even series with Silvertips

Sunday, 03.24.2013 / 1:24 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Rutkowski with three points as Winterhawks even series with Silvertips

PORTLAND, Ore. - Troy Rutkowski scored once and set up two more as the Portland Winterhawks defeated the visiting Everett Silvertips 4-1 on Saturday in Western Hockey League playoff action.

Ty Rattie had a goal and an assist for the Winterhawks, who evened the first-round matchup at one game apiece, while Shaun MacPherson and Derrick Pouliot added a goal each.

Joshua Winquist scored the lone goal for the Silvertips.

Mac Carruth only had to make 10 saves for the win as Austin Lotz turned away 30-of-34 shots in defeat.

Portland went 1 for 7 on the power play while Everett scored once on four chances with the man advantage.

Game 3 is set for Wednesday when the Silvertips host the Winterhawks at Comcast Arena.

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