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Seattle Thunderbirds' forward Mathew Barzal celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal earlier in the season. Seattle holds a 2-0 series advantage over Everett in their best-of-seven series. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Up Two Games In Its Opening Round Series, T-Birds Looking Good

With Sunday’s 3-1 win, the Thunderbirds hold a 2-0 edge in their opening round series against Everett. A start that has to please everyone, including general manager Russ Farwell and head coach Steve Konowalchuk.

1090 The Fan–03/24/2014

Seattle Thunderbirds' goalie Taran Kozun makes an acrobatic save on Everett forward Carson Stadnyk (16) as T-Birds defenseman Jared Hauf looks on. Kozun had 26 saves in the Game 2 victory. (Photo by Kyle Scholzen, WHL)

Kozun, T-Birds Penalty Kill Lead Way Again For Game 2 Win

Through two games of its best-of-seven playoff series versus Everett, Seattle has won the special teams battle decisively while also getting the best goal-tending effort. With 26 Kozun saves leading the way, the Thunderbirds won Game 2 3-1 at Comcast Arena in Everett, Sunday to take a 2-0 series lead.

1090 The Fan–03/23/2014

Seattle Thunderbirds' defenseman Evan Wardley checks Everett's Remi Laurencelle (13) in Saturday's playoff game. Seattle took Game 1, 2-1. (Photo by Kyle Scholzen, WHL)

Early Goals Gives Seattle Game 1 Victory

Thanks to 38 saves from Taran Kozun, those goals held up to give Seattle a 2-1 victory over the Silvertips in Game 1 of their best-of-seven playoff series.

1090 The Fan–03/23/2014

Shea Theodore (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

Seattle’s Shea Theodore Named To Western Conference First Team

Defenseman Shea Theodore was named to the first-team All-Star squad in the Western Conference, it was announced Thursday. Theodore led the T-Birds — and all WHL defensemen — with 79 points, including 22 goals.

1090 The Fan–03/20/2014

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

Seattle Thunderbirds players defend in their zone in a game earlier this month. Seattle will face Everett in the first round of the WHL playoffs beginning Saturday at 7:05 p.m. at the ShoWare Center in Kent. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Seattle Earns No. 4 Seed, Will Take On Everett In First Round

With the Thunderbirds’ 6-1 win at Tri-City and the Silvertips’ 5-4 shootout loss to Portland, both teams finished with 88 points. That meant that Seattle (41-25-2-4), by virtue of its higher win total, won the tiebreaker over Everett (39-23-7-3) and earned the No. 4 seed.

1090 The Fan–03/17/2014

Seattle Thunderbirds' forward Mathew Barzal celebrates with teammates after a goal in a game in late January. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Final Weekend No Picnic For Weary T-Birds

The Seattle Thunderbirds emerged from a difficult stretch in which it faced four playoff teams in five nights only to face a weekend of meaningful games with just a two point lead for the No. 4 seed and home-ice advantage.

1090 The Fan–03/12/2014

(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

(Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Silvertips Notch Third Straight Win Over Seattle

Seattle dropped its third straight game to Everett in a 5-2 home loss, Saturday. With five games left on its schedule, Seattle is clinging to a 2-point advantage for the fourth seed, and home-ice advantage, in the Western Conference.

1090 The Fan–03/08/2014

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