Tri City @ Portland…Game Notes…

Hawks Notes: Tri City @ Portland – January 30, 2009

 

Previous Game – Portland 2 @ Tri City 5:  Taylor Procyshen had two goals and two assists to lead the Tri City Americans to a 5-2 win over the Portland Winter Hawks on Wednesday night at the Toyota Center in Kennewick, WA.  Jason Reese, Petr Stoklasa and Mitch Fadden also scored for Tri City while Johnny Lazo had three assists.  Portland got an even strength goal from Luke Walker on a deflection of a Travis Ehrhardt entry shot in the first period to tie the score at 1-1.  Chris Francis also assisted on the play.  Tri City would take a 3-1 lead before Killian Hutt would score for Portland early in the second period, off an assist from Max Brandl, but the Hawks would get no closer.  Kurtis Mucha handled 34 of 39 shots in net for Portland while Chet Pickard stopped 24 of 26 to get the victory for Tri City.  On special teams, Tri City went 2 for 7 on the power play while Portland went 0 for 5.

Team Notes:  Portland is (12-32-1-2); (7-13-1-1) at home (1-4-0-0 in Rose Garden); (5-19-0-1) 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. Tri City:  This is the sixth of nine meetings between the two teams, with the Americans leading the series at 3-2-0-0, outscoring Portland 19-16.  Portland is 4 for 27 (14.8%) on the power play in the series while Tri City is 10 for 37 (27.0%).  Tri City has out-shot Portland 181-149 in the series.

 

Game Schedule:

10/31/08 – Portland 4 @ Tri City 1                             11/15/08 – Tri City 3 @ Portland 4

12/28/08 – Tri City 4 @ Portland 3                             1/10/09 – Portland 3 @ Tri City 6

1/28/09 – Portland 2 @ Tri City 5                               1/30/09 – Tri City @ Portland

2/6/09 – Tri City @ Portland                                       2/22/09 – Tri City @ Portland

3/1/09 – Portland @ Tri City

 

All-Time vs. Tri City:

 

Total:  199 GP – 90 (W) – 91 (L) – 9 (T) – 7 (OTL) – 2 (SOL)

 

At Home:  98 GP – 56-34-4-3-1 – On Road:  101 GP – 34-57-5-4-1

 

 

Portland All-Time:

 

Total:  2351 GP – 1139 (W) – 1046 (L) – 127 (T) – 29 (OTL) – 10 (SOL)

 

At Home:  1174 GP – 717-384-61-8-4 – On Road:  1177 GP – 422-662-66-21-6

 

Regular Season Leaders:

 

Goals:  Luke Walker (16)

Assists:  Chris Francis (25)

Points:  Chris Francis (34)

Penalty Minutes:  Tayler Jordan (98)

GAA:  Kurtis Mucha (3.76)

Save Percentage:  Kurtis Mucha (89.3%)

Power Play:  30 for 226 (13.3%) overall   

Penalty Kill:  169 of 232 (72.8%) overall

 

Current Streaks:  Max Brandl (1-1-2 in last 2).

 

Injuries & Roster Updates:  Jason Grecica, F, Knee (Indefinite); Brock Cornish, D, Shoulder (Indefinite).  The Hawks have lost 118 man games to injury in 2008-09. 

Milestones:  Kurtis Mucha needs one win to reach 50 in his WHL career. Travis Bobbee needs two games played to reach 150 in his WHL career.  Chris Francis needs one point to reach 75 in his WHL career.  Luke Walker needs one point to reach 50 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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