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Blazers return to Kamloops down two games

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April 21, 2013 - 7:14 AM

The Kamloops Blazers will need to find a way to score if they want to come back from a two-game deficit against the Portland Winterhawks in the Western Conference Final.

The Winterhawks came out strong on their home ice in game two, defeating the Blazers 4-0 in Western Hockey League action Saturday.

Portland's Seth Jones opened the scoring on an individual effort burying his third of the playoffs on a wraparound 15:31 into the first period.

Heading into the second, Ty Rattie put the pressure on the Blazers making it a 2-0 lead for Portland as the period came to a close.

An early goal in the third by Nicolas Petan sealed the deal and the fourth by Brendan Leipsic was insult to injury.

The Winterhawks were 2 for 8 on the powerplay and the Blazers were 0 for 5.

Winterhawks goaltender Mac Carruth was the first star for the second consecutive game and Portland outshot the Blazers 34 to 27.

Game three takes place at the Interior Savings Centre in Kamloops Tuesday night.

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