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Francis scores lone shootout goal in Portland's 5-4 win over Brandon

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PORTLAND, Ore. - Chris Francis had a goal and an assist and scored the only goal in the shootout to lead the Portland Winterhawks over the Brandon Wheat Kings 5-4 in Western Hockey League action on Tuesday night.

Portland (12-5-0) took advantage on the power play, scoring three times in five chances.

Troy Rutkowski scored twice with the man advantage, Luke Walker also notched a power play goal and an assist and Ryan Johansen added two assists.

Jay Fehr scored twice for Brandon (8-6-2). Colby Robak and Brayden Schenn each added a goal, while Aaron Lewadniuk chipped in with two assists.

Brandon goalie Jacob De Serres made 22 saves, while Ian Curtis stopped 11 shots for Portland before leaving near the end of the first period. Kurtis Mucha made 25 saves in relief, and stopped all three shots in the shootout to get the win.

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