The Washington Capitals have to like what they're seeing from Cody Eakin.
Eakin scored twice to reach the 20-goal plateau in his 20th game of the season, sparking the Swift Current Broncos to a 4-1 win over the visiting Prince George Cougars in Western Hockey League play Friday night.
Eakin, drafted by the Capitals in the third round of the 2009 NHL entry draft, is on pace to shatter his previous best of 24 goals, set last season when he had 48 points for Swift Current. The Winnipeg native leads the WHL in goals, with 11 of them scored in the last seven games.
Eakin scored both goals less than two minutes apart in the first period. The 18-year-old's second of the game was also his 10th power-play goal of the season, four more than anyone else in the league.
Elsewhere in the WHL it was: Calgary 3 Everett 2 (OT); Kamloops 6 Edmonton 5 (OT); Kelowna 3 Chilliwack 0; Kootenay 4 Red Deer 1; Medicine Hat 3 Moose Jaw 2; Prince Albert 4 Brandon 0; Regina 4 Saskatoon 3 (SO); Spokane 3 Seattle 1; and Tri-City 8 Vancouver 2.
At Swift Current, Sask., Justin Dowling had two goals in the third period to guarantee the victory for the Broncos (10-9-1), who snapped a four-game losing skid.
Taylor Makin scored for Prince George (3-13-1) midway through the first period to open the scoring.
Swift Current netminder Morgan Clark made 25 saves, while Hudson Stremmel stopped 36 shots for the Cougars.
Hitmen 3 Silvertips 2 (OT)
At Calgary, Joel Broda scored 57 seconds into overtime on the power play as the Hitmen edged Everett.
Michael Stone and Austin Madaisky both had goals in the first period as Calgary (15-5-0) built up a 2-1 lead.
Chris Langkow and Tyler Maxwell scored for the Silvertips (10-5-1), who also lost 3-2 to the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Wednesday night.
Blazers 6 Oil Kings 5 (OT)
At Kamloops, B.C., Jimmy Bubnick's overtime goal gave the Blazers the win over Edmonton.
Tyler Shattock, Bronson Maschmeyer, C.J. Stretch, Shayne Wiebe and Brendan Ranford also scored for Kamloops (9-9-2), ending a seven-game losing streak.
Devin Balness, Michael St. Croix, Robin Soudek, Mark Pysyk and Brent Raedeke replied for the Oil Kings (7-10-4), who led 4-1 early in the second period.
Rockets 3 Bruins 0
At Kelowna, B.C., Adam Brown recorded his fourth career shutout, making 23 saves as the Rockets blanked Chilliwack.
Brandon McMillan, Kyle St. Denis, and Mitchell Callahan scored for Kelowna (10-7-1).
Mark Friesen stopped 31 shots for the Bruins (7-9-4), who suffered their first shutout loss of the season and have lost three straight.
Ice 4 Rebels 1
At Red Deer, Alta., Dustin Sylvester's goal and two assists led Kootenay over the Rebels.
Jesse Ismond, Kevin King, and Petr Senkerik also scored for the Ice (8-11-1).
Andrej Kudrna scored a power-play goal for Red Deer (8-10-0).
Tigers 3 Warriors 2
At Moose Jaw, Sask., Linden Vey's goal completed a comeback win for Medicine Hat over the Warriors.
Emerson Etem and Taylor Gal also scored for the Tigers (10-8-4).
Ryan Stanton and Jason Bast had built a 2-0 lead for Moose Jaw (12-8-0) in the first period.
Raiders 4 Wheat Kings 0
At Brandon, Man., Garrett Zemlak made 42 saves for the shutout as Prince Albert blanked the Wheat Kings.
Dustin Cameron scored twice for the Raiders (10-8-1), while Jordan Hickmott and Craig McCallum also had goals.
Jacob De Serres stopped 18 shots for Brandon (10-8-2), which lost its first home game after returning from a seven-game road trip.
Pats 4 Blades 3 (SO)
At Regina, Jordan Eberle scored the shootout winner to help the Pats slip past Saskatoon.
Jason Gardiner had two goals for Regina (8-9-2), while Killian Hutt added another.
Gaelan Patterson led the Blades (15-3-3) with two goals and Burke Gallimore also scored.
Chiefs 3 Thunderbirds 1
At Kent, Wash., Blake Gal scored the winner as Spokane beat the Thunderbirds.
Kyle Beach also scored for the Chiefs (9-6-1), who have won three in a row. Mitch Wahl added an empty-netter.
Sena Acolatse scored the lone goal for Seattle (4-12-3).
Americans 8 Giants 2
At Kennewick, Wash., Brendan Shinnimin led the way with two goals and two assists as 13 Americans players scored at least a point in a rout of Vancouver.
Nils Moser, Kruise Reddick, Adam Hughesman, Jordan Messier, Justin Feser and Neal Prokop also scored goals for Tri-City (15-3-0), which jumped out to a 5-0 lead and never looked back.
Zach Hodder and Brednan Gallagher replied for the Giants (12-5-3), who trail Tri-City by three points for first place in the Western Conference.