EVERETT, October 15, 2016 – The Everett Silvertips defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 3-2 Saturday night at Xfinity Arena in Everett.
Everett took a 1-0 lead on at 4:14 of the first period. Bryce Kindopp knocked in rebound for the opening goal. Sean Richard and Brett Kemp had the assists.
The Silvertips made it a 3-0 lead with two power-play goals by Riley Sutter 1:55 apart midway through the second period. Sutter scored at the 10-minute mark on a tic-tac toe passing play. He then scored at 11:55 on a four-on-three power play from the low left circle.
The T-Birds cut the Silvertips lead to two goals at 14:09 of the first on the power play. Ottenbreit fed the puck to Sami Moilanen in the slot. Moilanen beat Everett goalie Carter Hart with a wrist shot over the glove for his second goal in as many games. Bryan Allbee had the second assist.
Everett outshot Seattle 11-6 in the first period.
The T-Birds cut the Silvertips lead to one goal with 1:34 left in the game with goalie Rylan Toth on the bench. Turner Ottenbreit took a slap shot from the slot that beat Hart on the blocker side. Ethan Bear and Elijah Brown worked the puck to Ottenbreit from a scramble in front of the Everett goal.
The T-Birds kept Toth on the bench and came close to tying the game in the last minute of the game but could not get the puck past Hart.
The T-Birds outshot the Tips 25-23 in the game.
Toth had 20 saves on 23 shots.
Hart made 23 saves on 25 shots.
The T-Birds next game is Friday, October 21, against the Portland Winterhawks at ShoWare Center at 7:35pm. They host the Kelowna Rockets on Saturday, October 22, at 7:05pm.
T-Birds 2016-17 season tickets are currently on sale. Season tickets can be purchased by calling the T-Birds office at 253-239-7825.
First period – 1, Everett, Kindopp 2 (Richard, Kemp), 4:14. 2, Everett, Sutter 3 (Dewar, Zwerger), 10:00 (pp). 3, Everett, Sutter 4 (Davis, Juulsen), 11:55 (pp). 4, Seattle, Moilanen 2 (Ottenbreit, Allbee), 14:09 (pp). Penalties – Kindopp, Evt (tripping), 1:48. Eansor, Sea (hooking) 8:03. Onyebuchi, Evt (unsportsmanlike conduct), 10:16. Brown, Sea (unsportsmanlike conduct),10:16. Bear, Sea (tripping), 10:29. Wylie, Evt (hooking), 12:20. Eansor, Sea (slashing), 16:08.
Second period – No scoring. Penalties – Bench, Evt (too many men-served by Kemp), :30. Hamaliuk, Sea (goaltender interference), 11:32. Bajkov, Evt (tripping), 12:19. Juulsen, Evt (interference), 16:05. Gropp, Sea (high-sticking), 17:14. Bench, Evt (too many men-served by Sutter), 18:12.
Third period – 5, Seattle, Ottenbreit 1 (Bear, Brown), 18:26. Penalties – Richards, Evt (hooking), 4:47. Bajkov, Evt (holding), 19:55.
Shots on goal – Seattle 6-11-5 25, Everett 11-5-7 23. Goalies – Seattle, Toth 23 shots-20 saves (1-4-0-0); Everett, Hart 25-23 (5-1-1-0). Power plays – Seattle 1-8; Everett 2-5. A – 7,678. Referees – Kevin Bennett, Brett Iverson. Linesmen – Adam Brastad, Michael McGowan.