Spokane @ Portland…Game Notes…

Hawks Notes: Spokane @ Portland – January 16, 2009

 

Previous Game – Portland 2 @ Spokane 4:  Steven Kuhn scored a short-handed goal with five minutes remaining to break a tie and the Spokane Chiefs knock off the Portland Winter Hawks by a score of 4-2 on Wednesday night at the Spokane Arena.  Kuhn’s entry shot was stopped by Ian Curtis, but the rebound bounced in off the stick of Winter Hawk defender Troy Rutkowski.  Tyler Johnson would add an insurance goal just under three minutes later for the Chiefs.  Spokane scored the opening goal just 22 seconds into the game when Ryan Letts scored on a wrist shot from the slot.  Portland tied it up six minutes later when Chris Francis took a feed from Travis Bobbee behind the defense scoring on a breakaway.  The Chiefs regained the lead on a rebound goal by Brady Calla.  Portland tied the scored on a two-man advantage halfway through the final period when Radim Valchar scored his fourth goal in four games, off a feed from Travis Ehrhardt.  Francis assisted on the goal for a two point night.  Dustin Donaghy had two assists for the Chiefs.  Curtis went the distance in net for Portland, stopping 44 of 48 shots in the loss while Dustin Tokarski handled 18 of 20 for the victory for Spokane.  On special teams, Portland finished 1 for 6 on the power play with a short-handed goal against while Spokane went 0 for 4 with the man advantage.

Team Notes:  Portland is (12-28-1-2); (7-11-1-1) at home (1-3-0-0 in Rose Garden); (5-17-0-1) on the road.  The Hawks last home win was on January 2, 2009, a 4-0 win over Everett.  The last road win was on January 3, 2009, a 2-1 win over Spokane. 

Portland vs. Spokane:  This is the seventh of nine meetings between the two teams, Spokane leads the season series 4-2-0-0.   Portland is 4 for 29 (13.8%) on the power play while Spokane is 7 for 26 (26.9%).   Spokane has outshot Portland 225-168 in the series.

 

Game Schedule:

9/20/08 – Spokane 3 @ Portland 0                10/10/08 – Spokane 6 @ Portland 2 

10/15/08 – Portland 2 @ Spokane 5              11/7/08 – Portland 2 @ Spokane 1

1/3/09 – Portland 2 @ Spokane 1                  1/14/09 – Portland 2 @ Spokane 4

1/16/09 @ Portland                                         2/13/09 @ Portland

2/27/09 @ Spokane

 

All-Time vs. Spokane:

 

Total:  228 GP – 92 (W) – 119 (L) – 12 (T) – 3 (OTL) – 2 (SOL)

 

At Home:  112 GP – 51-50-9-0-2 – On Road:  116 GP – 41-69-3-3-0

 

 

Portland All-Time:

 

Total:  2347 GP – 1139 (W) – 1042 (L) – 127 (T) – 29 (OTL) – 10 (SOL)

 

At Home:  1172 GP – 717-382-61-8-4 – On Road:  1175 GP – 422-660-66-21-6

 

Regular Season Leaders:

Goals:  Luke Walker (15)

Assists:  Chris Francis (24)

Points:  Chris Francis (33)

Penalty Minutes:  Tayler Jordan (87)

GAA:  Kurtis Mucha (3.67)

Save Percentage:  Ian Curtis (89.7%)

Power Play:  29 for 205 (14.1%) overall   

Penalty Kill:  152 of 207 (73.4%) overall

 

Current Streaks:  Chris Francis (2-7-9 in last 5); Radim Valchar (4-2-6 in last 4); Travis Bobbee (1-1-2 in last 2).

 

Injuries & Roster Updates:  Jason Grecica, F, Knee (Indefinite); Brock Cornish, D, Shoulder (Indefinite).  The Hawks have lost 110 man games to injury in 2008-09.  The Hawks acquired the rights to German import 20 year old Max Brandl form the Prince Albert Raiders on 1/10/09.  Brandl will report once his immigration status is handled. 

Milestones:  Kurtis Mucha needs one win to reach 50 in his WHL career. Travis Ehrhardt needs one point to reach 100 in his WHL career.

Winter Hawks Season Highs and Lows:
Most Goals Scored:  7 (11/9/08 vs. Kamloops, 7-5 win)

Fewest Goals Scored:  0 (Seven Times)
Most Goals Allowed:  8 (1/7/09 @ Kamloops, 8-6 loss)

Fewest Goals Allowed:  0 (1/2/09 vs. Everett, 4-0 win)
Most Power Play Chances: 10 (10/18/08 @ Moose Jaw, 5-4 loss)

Most Power Play Chances Against:  11 (12/28/08 vs. Tri City, 4-3 loss)
Most Power Play Goals Scored: 3 (1/11/09 vs. Everett, 5-4 SO loss)
Most Power Play Goals Allowed: 4 (Twice)
Most Shots Taken:  40 (9/20/08 vs. Spokane, 3-0 loss)
Fewest Shots Taken:  17 (9/21/08 vs. Kelowna, 2-1 win)
Most Shots Allowed:  53 (1/10/08 @ Tri City, 6-3 loss)
Fewest Shots Allowed:  19 (Twice)
Last Shutout:  1/2/09 vs. Everett (Mucha, 38 Saves – 4-0 win)
Last Time Shutout: 11/28/08 @ Everett (Barrie, 22 Saves – 3-0 loss)

Overtime Game Winning Goals:  Rutkowski 10/22 vs. Saskatoon

 

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2 Comments

  1. is there any update on Brock’s injury? I haven’t been able to hear the pregames so I missed it if you addressed it. Thanks.

  2. Hi, sorry to read that you haven’t been feeling well. I look forward to reading Saturday night’s game recap and stats when you can post it. Thanks!


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