The Portland Winterhawks need to slow down for fear of melting the ice because they are ON FIRE!
They resume their playoff series against the Edmonton Oil Kings tonight, playing their first game north of the border in Canada after winning the first two games in Portland.
Edmonton coach Derek Laxdal said after Game 2 that his team competed much better for Sunday then it did in Saturday’s matchup 5-2. He also praised his teams energy as they played in the third period Sunday, when the Oil Kings had more of the territorial advantage though they only managed to put one puck behind Hawks goalie Corbin Boes.
“We finally started to get pucks in deep, we started to get pucks on net, we played with a sense of urgency,” Laxdal said. “We have to be on our toes, we can’t be on our heels. When we’re on our toes we’re effective.”
The Winterhawks have dominated throughout the playoffs this year, having only lost two of their 16 postseason games heading into tonight’s contest.