SASKATN - Oliver Bjorkstrand was the story on Saturday night.Bjorkstrand scored three times in the third period to record the hat trick as the Portland Winterhawks cruised by the Saskatn Blades 6-1 in Western Hockey League play.Anton Cederholm, Chase De Leo and Miles Koules all chipped in for the Winterhawks (5-9-2).Adam Henry had a power-play goal halfway through the second period for the Blades (4-9-0).Bolton Pouliot turned away 24 shots to record the win as Saskatns Alex Mdie made 34 saves in a losing effort.Portland scored twice on four power-play attempts while the Blades were 1 for 4.---HURRICANES 3 RAIDERS 1PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — Taylor Cper had a first-period goal and added an assist for Lethbridge as it got by the Raiders.Dexter Bricker and Andrew Nielsen added goals for the Hurricanes (4-8-1), who won their third-straight game.Jayden Hart scored at 19:20 of the third period for Prince Albert (5-8-0) to spoil the shutout.---REBELS 5 WARRIORS 1RED DEER, Alta. — Conner Bleackley scored his third of the season and added two assists as the Rebels cruised past Mse Jaw.Evan Polei, Wyatt Johnson, Meyer Nell and Scott Feser rounded out the attack for Red Deer (5-7-1).Kolten Olynek chipped in with a short-handed goal for the Warriors (6-6-1).---OIL KINGS 5 COUGARS 1EDMONTON — Luke Bertolucci struck twice, 27 seconds apart, as the Oil Kings beat Prince George.Edgars Kulda, Mitchell Walter and Dysin Mayo supplied the remainder of the Edmonton (8-3-1) offence.Jari Erricson opened the scoring with his 10th of the year for the Cougars (7-8-0).---BRONCOS 2 PATS 1REGINA — Brett Lernout had the go-ahead goal halfway through the third period as Swift Current slipped past the Pats.Jake DeBrusk also scored for the Broncos (9-7-1) on the power play.Sergey Zborovskiy replied with his first goal of the year for Regina (5-8-1).---TIGERS 7 HITMEN 5MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — Markus Eisenschmid scored a pair for the Tigers as they got past Calgary.Ty Stanton, Matt Bradley, David Quenneville, Cole Sanford and Trevor Cox rounded out the offence for Medicine Hat (11-1-1).Pavel Karnaukhov and Jake Virtanen each had two goals and an assist for the Hitmen (7-5-1). 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Maria Silvia Bastos Marques, president of the EOM (Municipal Olympic Company), will be leaving her post but will remain as an advisor, a city hall statement said Tuesday.PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins spot in the post-season is assured. The Phoenix Coyotes are living much more dangerously. For long stretches during Phoenixs 3-2 win on Tuesday night, it certainly lked like the other way around. Pouncing on a series of sloppy mistakes by the suddenly erratic Penguins, the Coyotes picked up two vital points in the chase for the eighth-seed in the Western Conference playoffs. Thomas Greiss stopped 23 shots -- including all 15 he faced over the final two periods -- and received plenty of help as Phoenix rebounded a night after losing starting goaltender Mike Smith indefinitely with a right leg injury in a loss to the New York Rangers on Monday. David Moss, Antoine Vermette and Mikkel Boedker scored for the Coyotes, who never trailed while dropping the Metropolitan Division-leading Penguins to just 6-6-2 since the Olympic break. "It gives confidence that if you can win in Pittsburgh you can win anywhere," Phoenix forward Shane Doan said. Jussi Jokinen and Taylor Pyatt scored for the Penguins. Marc-Andre Fleury made 26 saves, but the Penguins failed to clinch a playoff berth and lked lifeless at times without centre Evgeni Malkin, who is out 2-3 weeks after hurting his ft in a loss to St. Louis on Sunday. While hes expected by the end of the regular season, his absence is just the latest setback in a season in which Pittsburgh has lost over 400 man games due to injuries. It didnt seem to bother the Penguins as they built a seemingly insurmountable division lead. Coach Dan Bylsma isnt sure now is the time to start throwing around blame. "I dont think injuries had anything to do with today or what you saw on the ice," he said. More disconcerting for Pittsburgh is its lack of focus. The Penguins held a brief players only meeting after the game and cancelled a scheduled practice on Wednesday. "I dont think theres anyone feeling sorry for us, but that still doesnt allow us not to have the right type of effort and work ethic," centre Sidney Crosby said. Phoenixs play had a little bit to do with it. If the Coyotes were rattled by the loss of their franchise goaltender, it didnt exactly show. Greiss has been effective when sspelling Smith this season, though he wasnt sharp while allowing the Rangers to steal two points Monday by rallying for an overtime victory after he replaced Smith with 72 left in regulation and the Coyotes holding a one-goal lead.dddddddddddd No matter. Despite a short turnaround in the midst of a three-game road trip that could shape the final weeks of the regular season, Greiss kept the Penguins in check. "I thought we did a gd job of being close to one another," Moss said. "It seemed like if there was a breakdown, there was support. If they had a chance, (Greiss) made a huge save." Whenever Pittsburgh made a mistake deep in its own zone, the Coyotes were there to take advantage. Moss picked up his seventh goal of the year when great forechecking by Martin Hanzal and Brandon McMillan produced a turnover that ended with Moss all alone in front of the Penguins net. Jokinens 18th goal of the season tied it 11:51 into the period, kind of. His wrist shot caromed out of the back of the net so quickly the goal light never came on. Play continued for nearly 3 minutes before a stoppage in play provided time for the goal to be awarded on replay. Vermette put Phoenix back in front with a power-play goal, poking a rebound between Fleurys legs. Pyatt knotted it at 2 with just 4 seconds left in the first by deflecting in Rob Scuderis shot from the point. The back-and-forth play, however, stopped over the final 40 minutes as the Coyotes choked off the Penguins while continuing to effectively counterpunch. Boedker put Phoenix in front to stay 13:18 into the second period by grabbing a rebound in front of the Pittsburgh net and rfing it over Fleurys glove as a penalty to Jokinen expired. NOTES: Injured Penguins defenceman Paul Martin did not skate on Tuesday morning due to an illness. Martin, who has not played since injuring his hand while playing for Team USA in the Winter Olympics, will have an X-ray on Sunday to determine his progress. ... The Coyotes recalled G Mark Visentin from the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League to serve as the backup until Smiths status is determined. ... The Penguins host Los Angeles on Thursday while Phoenix wraps up its road trip Thursday in New Jersey. ' ' '