With a few scratches of main players, the Winterhawks served notice that if they were to face Seattle in the playoffs, the chance for a Seattle surprise would be nearly slim to none.
It started off with the top point leaders, Brendan Leipsic to Nic Petan and a great feed back to Leipsic on the first goal nearly 12 minutes in. It would go to 2 when Leipsic rushed up the ice, faked a pass and buried it past Thunderbirds goaltender Danny Mumaugh, starting his second straight game owing to a 2-game suspension to #1 Goaltender Brandon Glover.
Just as a power play was expiring, a pass from the corner by Jesse Forsberg found Seth Swenson in a goal mouth scramble and the puck found its way behind Brendan Burke to end the period. The Hawks led 2-1, but were outshot 13-11.Click here to read the entire article