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.
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.
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.
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.
The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 3-2 in overtime of Game 7 Wednesday night in Kelowna to win the teams first round playoff series four game to three.
After a loss in Game 6 at home, the Thunderbirds will head back to Kelowna for the final game of the WHL playoff series.
The Seattle Thunderbirds scored two late goals Saturday night at Prospera Place, but it wasn’t enough as the Kelowna Rockets took Game 5 of their first round playoff series 4-3.
The Kelowna Rockets shut out the Seattle Thunderbirds 4-0 Wednesday night in Game 4 of their first round playoff series. The T-Birds have a 3-1 series lead heading in to Game 5 at Prospera Place on Saturday at 7:05pm.
Wardley scores overtime winner to give T-Birds 3-2 win and 3-0 series lead.
Delnov scores game winner to give T-Birds 2-0 series lead.