Winterhawks edge Everett in shootout, 2-1

Portland's win streak reaches 20 games

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Oliver Bjorkstrand scored the game-winning goal in a shootout as the Portland Winterhawks extending their winning streak to 20 games on Sunday with a 2-1 road win at Everett.

It was the 20th consecutive Western Hockey League win for the Winterhawks (46-12-2-3), extending a franchise record. Portland is closing in on the WHL record for a single-season winning streak, which was set in the 1967-68 season by the Estevan Bruins with 22.

After a scoreless first two periods, Everett’s Ivan Nikolishin broke the deadlock seven seconds into the third.

The Hawks broke through at the 7:13 mark with Bjorkstrand scoring to tie the game, which went into overtime.

Following the scoreless extra period, Bjorkstrand scored in the second round of the shootout, and with Portland goalie Corbin Boes turned away all three Everett attempts to seal the win.

The Hawks will be back in action Friday night in Spokane when they take on the Chiefs.