Portland Winterhawks


Everett Silvertips


Summary: The two teams meet for the second time in their postseason history, the first being in the opening round of the 2004-05 playoffs when the Silvertips won the series in seven games, winning the final game in the Rose Garden.  Portland won the season series 9-1-0-0 over the Silvertips this season, going 5-0-0-0 in Portland and 4-1-0-0 in Everett.   All the games were close with only one being decided by more than two goals.  Two games went to overtime with Portland winning one in the overtime session and one in a shootout.

The biggest advantage for Portland came in third period, where they outscored the Silvertips 12-3 in the 10 games.   The other two periods were almost even, with Portland scoring 21 goals to Everett’s 20 in the opening two periods.

Ryan Johansen led the Winterhawks in scoring in the series, posting 6-8-14 in 10 games, followed by Oliver Gabriel (who is out for the season with a shoulder injury) with 5-4-9 in just five games and Nino Niederreiter with 5-3-8 in eight games.  Everett was led by Ryan Murray with 1-7-8 in 10 games and fellow d-man Chad Suer with 0-5-5 in seven games.

Portland split the goaltending duties with Mac Carruth winning all five of his starts against Everett with a 2.39 goals against average and a .912 save percentage with one shutout.  Keith Hamilton went 4-1-0-0 with a 2.02 goals against average and a .936 save percentage.  Kent Simpson posted a shutout for the Silvertips lone victory in the series, going 1-4-1-1 with a 2.82 goals against average and a .924 save percentage.  Luke Siemens went 0-3-0-0 against Portland, posting a 4.05 goals against average and a .887 save percentage.

Series Statistics:

Goals Scored:

Portland — 6-15-12-1-1 — 35 — 3.50/game

Everett — 9-10-3-0-0 — 22 — 2.20/game


Portland — 122-129-110-9-1 — 371 — 37.1/game

Everett — 107-102-91-2-0 — 302 — 30.2/game

Power Play (Overall):

Portland — 7 for 31 — 22.6%

Everett — 5 for 45 — 11.1%

Power Play (Home):

Portland — 3 for 18 — 16.7%

Everett — 2 for 27 — 7.4%

Power Play (Road):

Portland — 4 for 13 — 30.8%

Everett — 3 for 18 — 16.7%

Penalty Kill (Overall):

Portland — 40 of 45 — 88.9%

Everett — 24 of 31 — 77.4%

Penalty Kill (Home):

Portland — 15 of 18 — 83.3%

Everett — 9 of 13 — 69.2%

Penalty Kill (Away):

Portland — 25 of 27 — 92.6%

Everett — 15 of 18 — 83.3%

Shorthanded Goals:

Portland — 3 (3 home, 0 away)

Everett — 4 (4 home, 0 away)

Empty Net Goals:

Portland — 2

Everett — 0

Injuries (as per the last report on the WHL site):

Portland — Oliver Gabriel (shoulder, out for series), Brett Ponich (knee, out for series)

Everett — Landon Ferraro (hip, day to day), Kent Simpson (ankle, day to day)

Radio Broadcast Information: Games 1 & 2 will be heard on Freedom 970.  We are waiting for confirmation on the other games in the series on which station we will be on.  We will have expanded radio coverage with yours truly doing play-by-play, Todd Vrooman providing rink-side coverage from between the benches, Dean “Scooter” Vrooman in the booth with me providing analysis and John Kirby as our intermission host for home games.  It should be a great broadcast…bring your radio, you can hear it live on 98.1 FM in the Rose Garden bowl.




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