Taran Kozun

Seattle Thunderbirds' center Scott Eansor (8) battles Everett center Jujhar Khaira (7) in a face off during Game 4 of the teams' best-of-seven playoff series, Friday night. Khaira scored three goals to help Everett avoid elimination with a 6-1 win. (Photo by Kyle Scholzen, WHL)

Seattle Unable To Close Out Khaira, Silvertips In Game 4

Khaira, who had not scored all series, delivered a hat trick while teammate Brayden Low provided a goal and an assist as Everett extended its season at least one more night with a dominating 6-1 victory in front of 4,908 at the Comcast Arena.

1090 The Fan–03/28/2014

Seattle Thunderbirds' center Scott Eansor celebrates one of his two goals in Tuesday's 4-3 win over Everett in Game 3 of the teams' opening round playoff series. Eansor finished with two goals as Seattle claimed a 3-0 series lead. (Photo by Kyle Scholzen, WHL)

Barzal’s Overtime Winner Gives Thunderbirds 3-0 Series Lead

Scott Eansor scored two goals, including the equalizer which eventually carried Seattle into overtime, Tuesday night. Branden Troock also scored and center Russell Maxwell continued his playoff point streak with an assist. It was the first overtime playoff game for Seattle since it dropped Game 7 to Kelowna last season.

1090 The Fan–03/25/2014

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

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

(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

Seattle Thunderbirds' forward Ryan Gropp (12) attempts to hold the puck while being defended by Everett's Kohl Bauml (15). Everett defeated Seattle 3-1, Sunday. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Slow Start Dooms Seattle In Loss To Everett

It’s the second consecutive loss for the Thunderbirds against Everett in a little over a week, with Seattle (39-20-2-4) managing just two goals against the stingy Everett defense.

1090 The Fan–03/02/2014

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' defenseman Shea Theodore is upended by a Tri-City player earlier this month. While Theodore scored the game's first goal, Saturday night, the T-Birds stumbled, losing 3-2 to Kamloops in a shootout. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Seattle Drops Third Straight In Shootout Loss To Kamloops

Kamloops (13-44-2-3) continued its dominance over Seattle thanks to a Matt Bellerive game-winning shootout goal on a shot that just inched past the goal line. The Blazers forced extra time despite being out shot 16-2 in a third period the teams entered tied 2-2.

1090 The Fan–02/22/2014

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