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Silvertips Get Past T-Birds In Overtime

Brian Liesse

Philp scores in 2-1 overtime loss to Everett

EVERETT, March 4, 2018 — The Everett Silvertips defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 2-1 in overtime Saturday night at the Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett.

The T-Birds record is now 30-24-8-2 and they are seven points ahead of the Kamloops Blazers for the second wild card playoff slot. The T-Birds have three games in hand on the Blazers. They are two points behind the Tri-City Americans for the first wild card playoff spot.

The T-Birds magic number to clinch a wild card playoff spot is two. Any combination of T-Birds wins and Blazers losses and the T-Birds can do no worse than the second wild card playoff spot.

The T-Birds play the Winterhawks at 5:05pm on Sunday at accesso ShoWare Center. This game is being broadcast in Seattle on JOEtv Channel 22/Cable 110 with Ian Furness and Andy Johnson on the call.

Everett (43-18-2-3) took a 1-0 lead at 7:08 of the first period on a goal by Patrick Bajkov. Matt Fonteyne and Sean Richards had the assists.

Seattle tied the game 1-1 at 13:54 of the second period. Turner Ottenbreit moved the puck up the left wing to Zack Andrusiak. Andrusiak dropped the puck to Noah Philp just inside the blue line. Philp skated into the left circle and beat Everett goalie Carter Hart for his 14th goal of the season.

Everett’s Connor Dewar scored the game winning goal in overtime at 2:57 on the power-play. Bajkov and Fonteyne had the assists.

The Silvertips outshot the T-Birds 46-18 in the game.

Seattle goalie Liam Hughes record is now 12-10-5-1 after making 44 saves on 46 shots.

Hart had 17 saves on 18 shots and his record is now 28-4-1-3.

T-Birds single game tickets for the 2017-18 season are currently on sale online on the T-Birds website and at the accesso ShoWare Center box office.

SCORING SUMMARY

First period – 1, Everett, Bajkov 30 (Fonteyne, Richards), 7:08. Penalties – Fakso-Rudas, Evt (interference), 9:10.

Second period – 2, Seattle, Philp 14 (Andrusiak, Ottenbreit), 13:54. Penalties – Williams, Sea (slashing), 14:50. Harsch, Sea (tripping) 18:24. Sutter, Evt (cross checking), 19:10.

Third period – No scoring. Penalties – Harsch, Sea (interference), 6:18. Malukhin, Sea (roughing), 9:49. O’Rourke, Evt (roughing), 9:49.

Overtime – 3, Everett, Dewar 35 (Bajkov, Fonteyne), 2:57 (pp). Penalties – Wedman, Sea (slashing), 1:48.

Shots on goal – Seattle 7-9-1 18, Everett 7-12-20-7 46. Goalies – Seattle, Hughes 46 shots-44 saves (12-10-5-1); Everett, Hart 18-17 (28-4-1-3). Power plays – Seattle 0-2; Everett 1-5. A – 8,319. Referees – Ryan Benbow, Brett Iverson. Linesmen – Michael Bean, Nick Bilko.

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