Hawks vs. Birds…Game Notes…

Hawks Notes: Portland @ Seattle – February 28, 2009

Previous Game – Portland 0 @ Spokane 8: The Spokane Chiefs scored three first period goals and they never looked back, defeating the Portland Winter Hawks by a score of 8-0 in front of 9,907 at the Spokane Arena. Blake Gal scored twice for the Chiefs to lead the way as they got single markers from Brady Calla, David Conrad, Tyler Johnson, Levko Koper, Mitch Wahl and Mike Reddington.    Both Gal and Johnson finished with three point games. Dustin Tokarski made 32 saves to post the shutout for Spokane. Ian Curtis started in net for Portland, playing the first two periods making 26 saves on 32 shots.  Kurtis Mucha played the final period making 11 saves on 13 shots. On special teams, Portland went 0 for 4 on the power play while Spokane finished 2 for 6.


Team Notes: Portland is (16-42-2-2); (10-19-2-1) at home (2-4-0-0 in Rose Garden); (6-23-0-1) on the road. The Hawks last home win was on February 24, a 2-1 shootout win over Chilliwack. The last road win was on February 10, a 5-1 win over Prince George.

Portland vs. Seattle: This is the 10th of 12 meetings between the two teams. Seattle leads the season series 7-2-0-0. Portland is 3 for 35 (8.6%) on the power play while Seattle is 9 for 36 (25.0%). Seattle has outshot Portland 305-259 in the series.

Game Schedule:

10/11/08 – Seattle 4 @ Portland 0 11/22/08 – Portland 2 @ Seattle 6

11/29/09 – Seattle 5 @ Portland 3 12/6/08 – Seattle 3 @ Portland 1

12/27/08 – Portland 5 @ Seattle 1 12/31/08 – Seattle 2 @ Portland 4

1/24/09 – Portland 1 @ Seattle 3 2/14/09 – Portland 1 @ Seattle 7

2/21/09 – Seattle 4 @ Portland 3 2/28/09 @ Seattle

3/13/09 @ Seattle 3/14/09 @ Portland

All-Time vs. Seattle:

Total: 410 GP – 214 (W) – 166 (L) – 23 (T) – 6 (OTL) – 1 (SOL)

At Home: 205 GP – 127-67-8-3-0 – On Road: 205 GP – 87-99-15-3-1

Portland All-Time:

Total: 2366 GP – 1143 (W) – 1056 (L) – 127 (T) – 30 (OTL) – 10 (SOL)

At Home: 1184 GP – 720-390-61-9-4 – On Road: 1182 GP – 423-666-66-21-6

Regular Season Leaders:

Goals: Luke Walker (21)

Assists: Chris Francis (35)

Points: Chris Francis (51)

Penalty Minutes: Tayler Jordan (134)

Plus/Minus: Daniel Johnston/Sawyer Mick (+1)

GAA: Kurtis Mucha (3.80)

Save Percentage: Ian Curtis (89.7%)

Power Play: 41 for 293 (14.0%) overall

Penalty Kill: 232 of 316 (73.4%) overall

Current Streaks: No current streaks.

Injuries & Roster Updates: Jason Grecica, F, Knee (Indefinite); Brock Cornish, D, Shoulder (Indefinite); Killian Hutt, F, Shoulder (2 weeks). The Hawks have lost 167 man games to injury in 2008-09. Portland has added 1993 born Ty Rattie (1st Round, #2 Overall in the 2008 Bantam Draft) to the roster. Rattie played for the UFA Bisons in the AMHL this season, scoring 29-25-54 in 34 games with 12 PIM.

Milestones: Chris Francis needs three games played to reach 200 in his WHL career. Travis Ehrhardt needs 7 assists to reach 100 in his WHL career. Chris Francis needs 9 points 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 (Ten Times)
Most Goals Allowed: 8 (Twice)

Fewest Goals Allowed: 0 (1/2/09 vs. Everett, 4-0 win)
Most Power Play Chances: 10 (Twice)

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 (Twice)
Fewest Shots Allowed: 19 (Twice)
Last Shutout: 1/2/09 vs. Everett (Mucha, 38 Saves – 4-0 win)
Last Time Shutout: 1/31/09 vs. Everett (Heemskerk, 31 saves – 5-0 win)

Overtime Game Winning Goals: Rutkowski 10/22 @ Saskatoon

Shootout Game Winning Goals: Reddin 2/24 vs. Chilliwack

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