See-Saw Game Sees Cougars Lose to Portland
The Cats opened the scoring at 8:12 into the first period with Aaron Boyd given credit for the goal, which gave the Cougars the early lead .
Although there had been plenty of speculation on who the Winterhawks would have in goal, it was Cole Kehler who got the start.
The Cougars would make it a 2-nothing lead when Jesse Gabrielle scored three minutes later, but the Winterhawks came back, and wasted no time in coming back.
Evan Weinger, scored on a pass from Ryan Hughes, to make it 2-1, and Skyler McKenzie would tie it up on the power play just a minute and 32 seconds later.
In the second period, a delay of game penalty to the Cougars, gave Portland the man advantage, and they would take make good on that break and would score, taking the lead in the game 3 – 2.
The lead lasted about seven minutes, when at the 15:46 mark, the Cougars would tie it up , when Nikita Papugaev scored on the power play. Moments later, Radovan Bondra would put the puck in the net to give the Cougars a 4-3 lead.
The third period would see the Winterhawks Matt Revel score at 8:54 to tie it up at 4. Then Revel would do it again, giving Portland a 5-4 lead when he scored with just 4 minutes left.
Dan O’Conner will provide a complete post game review first thing in the morning.
Game 5 is set for Saturday night at the CN Centre.