Chase De Leo took a beautiful feed from Taylor Leier and scored 13 minutes, 17 seconds into the game Saturday night to give the Portland Winterhawks a 1-0 lead over the Spokane Chiefs after the first period of Game 2 of their WHL Western Conference semifinal at the Rose Garden. Shots were even at 8 midway through the period, but the Winterhawks outshot the Chiefs 20-11 for the period. Portland won Friday's opener 7-2.
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