Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Recap: PORT 4 - VIC 3 (Game 5, Series 3-1 'Hawks)

Hodges scores just :07 seconds into the third
Brendan Leipsic scored twice as the visiting Portland Winterhawks came from behind to defeat the Victoria Royals 4-3 Tuesday night.

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
Victoria has struck on the power play in each game of the series, going 1 for 4 while stopping 4 of 5 Portland man advantages.

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
In the second  period, the Winterhawks went ahead on Leipsic’s 7th, but Taylor Crunk fired home a short handed goal to lift the 6, 745 out of their seats to tie the game at 2.

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

1st Period-
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.

2nd Period-
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.

3rd Period-
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-
Portland 11-14-13-38.
Victoria 10-7-13-30.

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).