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Swenson, Forsberg score in 6-2 loss to Portland
KENT, September 22, 2012 — The Portland Winterhawks got a goal and three assists from Nic Petan and two goals from Oliver Bjorkstarnd to beat the Seattle Thunderbirds 6-2 Saturday night at the ShoWare Center.
This was the second game of a home-and-home series between the two teams. The T-Birds beat the Winterhawks 5-2 on Friday night in Portland.
Seattle (1-1-0-0) jumped out to a 1-0 lead at 7:20 of the first period on a power-play goal from Seth Swenson. Alexander Delnov had the puck in the right circle and fed it behind the net to Riley Sheen. Sheen quickly centered the puck to Swenson in the slot. Swenson snapped the pass Portland goalie Cam Lanigan low for his first goal of the year.
Portland (1-1-0-0) tied the game 1-1 at 16:45 of the first on a goal by Derrick Pouliot. Nic Petan had the only assist on the goal.
The Winterhawks outshot the T-Birds 16-9 in the first period.
Portland took a 2-1 lead at 13:12 of the second period on a goal from Chase De Leo. Paul Bittner was credited with the assist.
The Winterhawks extended the lead to 3-1 at 17:59 of the second when Oliver Bjorkstrand scored. Troy Rutkowski and Petan had the assists.
Portland outshot Seattle 21-6 in the second period and led 37-15 in total shots after two periods.
Petan gave the Winterhawks a 4-1 lead at 2:01 of the third period off assists from Joey Baker and Bjorkstrand.
Adam De Champlain put Portland in front 5-1 at 5:16 of the third when he scored off an assist from Taylor Peters.
Justin Myles replaced Brandon Glover in Seattle’s net after the fifth Portland goal. Glover stopped 36 of 41 shots and his record is now 1-1-0-0.
Bjorkstrand made it a 6-2 lead at 5:49 of the third with his second goal of the night. Petan and Brendan Leipsic were credited with the assists.
Jesse Forsberg scored the T-Birds second goal at 6:44 of the third. Riley Sheen got the puck to Forsberg just inside the blue line at center ice. Forsberg put a slap shot on goal with traffic in front of Lanigan. Forsberg’s shot beat Lanigan on the glove side. Connor Sanvido had the second assist on the goal.
Portland outshot Seattle 44-25 in the game.
Lanigan made 23 saves on 25 shots and his record is now 1-0-0-0.
The T-Birds next hit the ice on Friday, September 29, in Prince George when they take on the Cougars in the first of two games. They will play the Cougars on Saturday, September 30, before returning home. Both games are at 7pm.
T-Birds single game tickets for the 2012-13 season are available online at the T-Birds website and at the ShoWare Center box office. The ShoWare Center Box Office is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday game days at 10 a.m. and Sunday game days at noon.
T-Birds season tickets are currently on sale. Season tickets can be purchased by calling the T-Birds office at 253-239-7825.
First period – 1, Seattle, Swenson 1 (Sheen, Delnov), 7:20 (pp). 2, Portland, Pouliot 1 (Petan), 16:45. Penalties – De Champlain, Por (roughing), 3:58. Vorobev, Por (delay of game), 7:08. Wardley, Sea (holding), 10:41. Vorobev, Por (interference), 15:41. Hickman, Sea (high-sticking), 16:06.
Second period – 3, Portland, De Leo 1 (Bittner), 13:12. 4, Portland, Bjorkstrand 2 (Rutkowski, Petan), 17:59. Penalties – Mahon, Por (major-fighting), 1:53. Elliot, Sea (major-fighting), 1:53. Delnov, Sea (major-fighting, 10-minute misconduct), 7:17. Forsberg, Sea (cross checking, roughing, 10-minute misconduct), 7:17. Rattie, Por (major-cross checking, game misconduct), 7:17. Petan, Por (major-fighting), 7:17. Bench, Por (too many men-served by Bittner), 7:17. Leipsic, Por (embellishment), 11:07. Troock, Sea (high-sticking), 11:07.
Third period – 5, Portland, Petan 2 (Baker, Bjorkstrand), 2:01. 6, Portland, De Champlain 1 (Peters), 5:16. 7, Portland, Bjorkstrand 3 (Petan, Leipsic), 5:49. 8, Seattle, Forsberg 1 (Sheen, Sanvido), 6:44. Penalties – Forsberg, Sea (Forsberg), 9:05
Shots on goal – Seattle 9-6-10 25, Portland 16-21-7 44. Goalies – Seattle, Glover 41 shots-36 saves (1-1-0-0), Myles 3-2; Portland, Lanigan 25-23 (1-0-0-0). Power plays –Seattle 1-4, Portland 0-5. A – 5, 084. Referees – Brett Montsion, Mike Campbell. Linesmen – Zach Brooks, Kevin Boris.