Tri-City Herald: Portland routs Tri-City 7-0

By Annie Fowler | Tri-City Herald

The Portland Winterhawks have talent oozing out of every pore — from goalie on out to a sensational group of forwards.

The Winterhawks put that talent to good use Saturday, getting three goals from Oliver Bjorkstrand and a shutout from Brendan Burke to hand the Tri-City Americans a 7-0 loss before a Nuclear Night crowd of 6,100 at the Toyota Center.

“We had some good chances early and we failed to connect,” said Tri-City coach Jim Hiller, whose team has lost two in a row. “We needed a couple of early ones to get people behind us.”

Tri-City (28-19-1-2, 59 points) remains 3 points behind fourth-place Spokane in the Western Conference standings, but with Victoria’s 4-1 win over Vancouver, the Royals are just two points behind the Americans.

Burke stopped all 25 shots by Tri-City to help Portland (39-7-1-2, 81 points) stay one step ahead of Kelowna (77 points) in the race for the Western Conference title.



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