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Thunderbirds end 15-game losing streak
KENT — The Seattle Thunderbirds' misery is finally over, and they ended it against the best team in the Western Hockey League
After losing 15 straight games, the T-birds won their first game since Dec. 7 by defeating the Portland Winterhawks 4-3 Saturday night at the ShoWare Center.
Portland leads the Western Conference with a record of 37-6-1-1.
Seattle outshot Portland 39-28 but the game didn't start well for the T-birds, who fell behind 1-0 in the seventh minute.
But Seattle (17-26-2-1) rallied, scoring twice in the first period to take a 2-1 advantage. Portland tied the score early in the second period, but the T-birds scored the next two goals, and then hung on for a long-awaited victory.
Roberts Lipsbergs, Connor Honey, Branden Troock and Adam Kambeitz scored for Seattle.
Everett wins at home
The Everett Silvertips scored all of their goals in the second period in a 3-2 victory over visiting Lethbridge. Austin Lotz stopped 30 shots for the Silvertips, who scored their goals in the first five minutes of the second period. Everett (19-26-0-2) outshot Lethbridge 15-8 in that period to take control.
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