(1090 The Fan) — After concluding a 72-game regular season, the Seattle Thunderbirds roll into the Western Hockey League playoffs as the No. 4 seed with a first round matchup against U.S. division rival Everett.
It is the first time the two teams have ever faced off in a playoff series since Everett joined the WHL in the 2003-04 season as an expansion team. It should be a good one considering the two teams split their 10-game regular season series while finishing in the top half of the Western Conference standings.
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. The streak includes three straight wins over Seattle in which the Silvertips have outscored the T-Birds 10-4.
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