EVERETT, Wash. - The top team in the Western Hockey League is headed to the second round of the playoffs after the Portland Winterhawks defeated the Everett Silvertips 5-1 Monday night in Game 6 of their series.
Oliver Bjorkstrand had two goals and two assists for top-seeded Portland, which won the series against eighth-seeded Everett 4-2.
Bjorkstrand snapped a 1-1 tie late in the first period when he put in a rebound on the rush, sending the Winterhawks on their way.
Reid Petryk scored the lone goal for Everett. Austin Lotz made 47 saves for the Silvertips.