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It's going to be a battle between U.S. division rivals Everett and Seattle in the first round of the WHL playoffs. Here, Ryan Gropp (12) of Seattle and Kohl Bauml (15) of the Silvertips battle for the puck in a game earlier this month. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Seattle Will Have Its Hands Full With A Hot Silvertips Squad

The T-Birds will be taking on an Everett squad that enters the playoffs as the hottest team in the league. After an up-and-down season, Everett finished strong when it mattered most, carrying an 11-0-0-2 record over its final 13 games.

1090 The Fan–03/20/2014

(Photo by Kyle Scholzen, WHL)

Critical Win Eludes Seattle As Spokane Inches Closer

Two late third period goals allowed Spokane to inch closer to Seattle with a 6-4 win, Tuesday night. Spokane now sits fifth, just two points behind the Thunderbirds in fourth place and three in front of Everett in sixth.

1090 The Fan–03/11/2014

Seattle Thunderbirds' forward Jaimen Yakubowski (19) tries to score on Vancouver goalie Payton Lee in Sunday's game. Seattle beat the Giants 4-3 in a shootout. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Theodore’s Shootout Goal Rescues Seattle From Potential Collapse

It was a game the Thunderbirds absolutely had to have after a 3-game losing skid left their grip on the No. 4 seed tenuous. Shea Theodore finished with three assists, Danny Mumaugh had 32 saves in his first start in eight games and Alexander Delnov tallied his 28th goal of the season to lift the T-Birds.

1090 The Fan–03/09/2014

Seattle players Sam McKechnie (5) and Ryan Gropp (12), center, protect the goal in front of goalie Taran Kozun, Saturday night. The T-Birds defeated Portland 4-1, snapping Portland's 21-game win streak. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Kozun, Seattle Snap Portland’s Near-Record Streak

Late goals from forwards Justin Hickman and Brendan Troock carried Seattle to a statement-making 4-1 win over Portland, Saturday at the ShoWare Center in Kent. Goalie Taran Kozun had 41 saves and Seattle halted one of the greatest regular-season streaks in WHL history.

1090 The Fan–03/01/2014

Seattle Thunderbirds' rookie forward Mathew Barzal (13) celebrates a goal in Tuesday's 4-3 win over Prince Albert. Barzal scored twice, his 10th and 11th goals of the season as Seattle snapped a 3-game losing streak. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Seattle Ends Losing Skid With Win Over Prince Albert

In the end, Alexander Delnov scored the game-winner in overtime to lift Seattle past Prince Albert 4-3. Mathew Barzal scored two goals, Roberts Lipsbergs added his first goal in nine games, and Shea Theodore contributed two assists to lead the T-Birds.

1090 The Fan–02/25/2014

Seattle Thunderbirds' forward Alexander Delnov celebrates his game-winning overtime goal in Saturday's victory over Spokane. It was Delnov's second goal of the game. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Delnov Leads Seattle To Overtime Win

Roberts Lipsbergs and Alexander Delnov, playing on the same line for the majority of Saturday’s game with the team still shorthanded, combined to deliver seven points, including the late equalizer and overtime game-winner as Seattle stunned Spokane with a 4-3 overtime victory, Saturday.

1090 The Fan–01/12/2014

The Seattle Thunderbirds finished a 5-game road swing through Western Canada with a 2-3 record thanks to consecutive wins over Prince George this week.

T-Birds Return Home With 2-3 Record Over Western Canada Road Trip

After being outscored 22-3, the T-Birds went into Prince George and came away with consecutive wins Tuesday and Wednesday to end a 5-game losing streak and at least salvage part of the trip.

1090 The Fan–01/09/2014

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T-Birds Fly Out Of Everett With 3-2 Victory

Seattle (22-10-1-3) goaltender Justin Myles provided 36 saves including some critical ones late as Everett attempted a furious late rally with a 2-man empty-net power play with 45 seconds left. The win was Seattle’s 10th in its last 11 contests, and evened the season series with Everett (22-11-4-0) at one win apiece even as the team was outshot 38 to 21.

1090 The Fan–12/27/2013

Seattle's Alexander Delnov, 24, tries to score against Tri-City, Tuesday, December 17 at the ShoWare Center. Delnov and the T-Birds won 5-2. (Brian Liesse, WHL)

Seattle Enters Break With 5-2 Win Over Tri-City

Seattle (21-10-1-3) got off to a fast start thanks to Delnov. The 19-year-old Russian scored after he corralled a loose puck in the slot at 5:06 in the first period. He then assisted on Ryan Gropp’s goal which gave the T-Birds a 2-0 lead with just over seven minutes to play in the period.

1090 The Fan–12/17/2013

Seattle Edges Spokane For Sixth Straight

Seattle’s sweep of Spokane extended its win streak to six games and vaulted the team into fifth place in the Western Conference standings with 40 points. Danny Mumaugh provided 26 saves and Shea Theodore and Adam Henry each had two assists.

1090 The Fan–12/08/2013

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