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The Edmonton Oil Kings trail a series for the 1st time in this years WHL playoffs.
Ty Rattie returned from injury and scored his league-leading 18th playoff goal to spark the Portland Winterhawks to a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oil Kings in Game 3 of the Western Hockey League's final.
Portland has won consecutive games to take a 2-1 series lead. Calgary Flames prospect Sven Baertschi had a goal and an assist for the Winterhawks, while Brendan Leipsic and Oliver Gabriel also scored.
Henrik Samuelsson, Martin Gernat and Keegan Lowe supplied the offence for the Oil Kings. Rattie sat out Game 2 after a check by Edmonton's Mitchell Moroz in Game 1 left him with a head injury that the Winterhawks have said is not a concussion.
The Winterhawks led 3-0 through two periods and 4-1 in the third period, but had to hold on after the Oil Kings closed within one with 9:26 to play.
Game 4 is Tuesday in Portland. (The Canadian Press)