|Hodges scores just :07 seconds into the third|
Portland takes a 3-1 series lead in the best of seven back to the Moda Center for Game 5 Thursday night.
It was a back and forth affair Tuesday, with the Royals twice holding leads.
The game was tied at 1 after 20 minutes, and tied at 2 after 40.
|Hodges denied by Burke|
Steven Hodges gave the home team a 3-2 lead, :07 seconds into the third, and set the franchise record for fastest goal to start a period.
Brendan Leipsic added his second of the game to tie the game at 3 a mere 1:26 later. Chase Deleo gave the Winterahwks their final lead, as the Royals had to kill off a penalty late and were unable to equalize.
Patrik Polivka made 34 saves, while his counterpart Brendan Burke stopped 25 for the win.
|Magee applies pressure late, but the Royals would fall short|
Tyler Soy openend the scoring with his 2nd, but Adam Rossingnol tied it up 1:27 later.
|Tyler Soy opens the scoring with his 2nd of the post season|
The Royals had Keegan Kanzig back in the line up after missing 2 games due to suspension.
Pregame show at 6:45 Thursday night on The Zone @ 91.3fm
- Marlon Martens
|Carroll screens Burke|
|Royals celebrate a goal|
|Crunk beats Burke|
|Magee fires wide during a 5 on 3|
|Magee has a word with the official|
|Polivka was brilliant, denying Bjorkstrand twice on a power play|
|Crunk hammers a shot|
|The Winterhawks pour off the bench victorious|
Portland Winterhawks 4 at Victoria Royals 3 - Status: Final
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena - Victoria, BC
Portland 1 1 2 - 4
Victoria 1 1 1 - 3
1, Victoria, Soy 2 (Hicketts, Magee), 6:39.
2, Portland, Rossignol 1 (Price, Haar), 8:06.
Penalties-Gagnon Vic (hooking), 2:19; Kanzig Vic (boarding), 13:28; De Leo Por (boarding), 15:55.
3, Portland, Leipsic 7 (Bjorkstrand, Dumba), 12:18 (PP).
4, Victoria, Crunk 2 17:11 (SH).
Penalties-Dumba Por (hooking), 5:11; De Champlain Por (roughing), 9:20; Kanzig Vic (roughing), 9:20; Carroll Vic (tripping), 10:22; Nelson Vic (boarding), 15:21; Dumba Por (checking from behind), 17:55; Petan Por (high sticking), 18:12.
5, Victoria, Hodges 3 (Carroll, Nelson), 0:07 (PP).
6, Portland, Leipsic 8 (Pouliot), 1:33.
7, Portland, De Leo 3 (Dumba, Leier), 8:05.
Penalties-served by Palmer Vic (too many men), 16:37.
Shots on Goal-
Power Play Opportunities-
Portland 1 / 5;
Victoria 1 / 4.
Portland, Burke 7-1-0-0 (30 shots-27 saves).
Victoria, Polivka 5-3-0-0 (38 shots-34 saves).
Referees-Steve Papp (17), Pat Smith (12).
Linesmen-Bevan Mills (98), Kirk Van Helvoirt (107).