The Portland Winterhawks won their sixth straight game with a 4-1 victory in Everett over the Silvertips Saturday night.
Portland got on the board early when defenseman Derrick Pouliot scored a power play goal 2:17 into the game for an early 1-0 lead. Midway through the frame Tyler Wotherspoon scored on a shot from the neutral zone to give the Hawks a 2-0 lead they took into the second period.
Brendan Leipsic then extended his point streak to 15 games just 1:35 into the second period with his 16th goal of the season to put the Hawks up 3-0. The Hawks continued to apply pressure, and Ty Rattie scored at the 19:41 mark of the frame to give Portland a 4-0 lead going into the third period.
Everett got on the board 13:29 into the third on a goal by Cole MacDonald to make it 4-1 The Silvertips then had a chance to make it a two-goal game when Manraj Hayer was awarded a penalty shot a little later in the frame, but Hawks netminder Brendan Burke turned away the attempt to keep the score 4-1, which ended up as the final.
Burke earned his seventh win of the season with 29 saves on 30 shots. Everett s Daniel Cotton made 30 saves on 34 Portland shots.
With a goal, Leipsic extended his point streak to 15 games, with 13 goals and 22 assists for 35 points during his point streak.
Rattie s goal and assist Saturday gave him points in 20 of his last 21 games, including six straight multi-point games, with 17 goals and 24 assists for 41 points in that span.
Portland was 1-5 on the power play and a perfect 4-4 on the penalty kill.
The Hawks and Silvertips will meet again Tuesday night in Portland at Veterans Memorial Coliseum at 7 p.m.