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Portland Winterhawks top Everett Silvertips 5-1, move into second round

Tuesday, 04.02.2013 / 1:04 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Portland Winterhawks top Everett Silvertips 5-1, move into second round

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.

Seth Jones also scored twice and Taylor Leier had the other goal for Portland, which dominated play and outshot Everett 52-13. Mac Carruth earned the win in goal with 12 saves.

Reid Petryk scored the lone goal for Everett. Austin Lotz made 47 saves for the Silvertips.

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I don't think it's really truly going to sink in until we drop the puck, to be honest. I know there's going to be a lot of smoke and mirrors with the media attention and all that. We came [Monday] and it was sort of a light day to get things organized. We just want to focus in on the business aspect, the game itself. That's what we're preparing to do. Get these next couple of days out of the way and it's game on.

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