Winterhawks Five-Goal First Carves Path to Wednesday Win
Tri-City scored in the first minute of the game but Portland responded with five in a row. Oh, and Seth Jarvis had another hat trick.
Game #21: Portland (7) at Tri-City (2)
SOG: POR (40) - TC (23)
PP: POR (2/5) - TC (1/4)
Saves: Giannuzzi (21) - Boyko (7), Dunsford (26)
TC - :45 - First Period - Marc Lajoie assisted by Sasha Mutala
POR - 1:31 - First Period - Seth Jarvis (11) assisted by Clay Hanus (Power Play)
POR - 2:10 - First Period - Mason Mannek (9) assisted by Robbie Fromm-Delorme and Nick Cicek
POR 4:30 - First Period - Simon Knak (13) assisted by Jaydon Dureau and Clay Hanus (Power Play)
POR - 13:06 - First Period - Seth Jarvis (12) assisted by Jaydon Dureau
POR - 18:13 - First Period - Mason Mannek (10) assisted by Robbie Fromm-Delorme
TC - 7:24 - Second Period - Nick Bowman assisted by Sasha Mutala and Lukas Dragicevic (Power Play)
POR - 18:47 - Second Period -Seth Jarvis (13 - Hat Trick) assisted by Jack O'Brien
POR - 8:06 - Third Period - Simon Knak (14)
Beginning a stretch of three games in seven days against Tri-City, Portland traveled to Kennewick for their 21st contest of the season Wednesday.
For the fourth time in the last six games the Winterhawks started the night by allowing a goal in the first two minutes. It was also the sixth consecutive game they've allowed the game's first goal.
Fortunately there was an answer for the visitors, five of them to be exact.
Seth Jarvis tied the game with his first of three on the night just 46 seconds later and 2:10 into the contest Mason Mannek gave Portland the lead, one they would not relinquish. The two goals were piggybacked by Simon Knak, who also had multiple goals on the night. Both Jarvis and Mannek got their second to round at the first at 5-1, shocking the Americans after their quick start.
The Americans showed life in the second by starting the middle frame's scoring, but the hat trick completing tally for Carolina Hurricanes prospect made it 6-2.
Simon Knak put up the metaphorical "extra point" to make it 7-2 on the third, capping the night's scoring.
THEY SAID IT
- Tri-City removed starting netminder Talyn Boyko after Portland's fourth goal, which came on their 11th shot of the night.
- Dante Giannuzzi stopped 20 consecutive shots to end the evening.
- In total six skaters had multiple points for Portland (Jarvis, Mannek, Knak, Robbie Fromm-Delorme, Jaydon Dureau and Clay Hanus)
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