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T-Birds Season Ends In Game 5 Loss To Everett

Brian Liesse

Silvertips win first round series 4-1

EVERETT, March 31, 2018 — The Everett Silvertips defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 4-0 Saturday at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett in Game 5 of the team’s first round playoff series.

Everett wins the series 4-1 and will advance to the second round of the playoffs.

Turner Ottenbreit, Donovan Neuls and Austin Strand, the T-Birds three 20-year old players, played their last game with the T-Birds in Game 5.

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Strand_Body_033118The Silvertips got goals from Riley Sutter in the first period, Ondrej Vala and Patrick Bajkov in the second period and an empty-net goal from Connor Dewar in the third period.

Everett outshot Seattle 46-36 in the game.

Seattle goalie Liam Hughes had 42 saves on 45 shots.

Everett goalie Carter Hart had 36 saves.

First Round Schedule
Game 1 At Everett 4, Seattle 1
Game 2 Seattle 5, at Everett 4, OT
Game 3 Everett 3, at Seattle 1
Game 4 Everett 7, at Seattle 3
Game 5 At Everett 4, Seattle 0

SCORING SUMMARY

First period – 1, Everett, Sutter 3 (Dewar, Pilon), 5:46. Penalties – Richards, Evt (roughing), 20:00. Ottenbreit, Sea (roughing), 20:00.

Second period – 2, Everett, Vala 1 (Pilon, Davis), 11:42. 3, Everett, Bajkov 4 (Dewar, Fonteyne), 16:10 (pp). Penalties – Wedman, Sea (roughing), 15:53.

Third period – 4, Everett, Dewar 2, 17:29 (en). Penalties – No penalties.

Shots on goal – Seattle 11-14-11 36, Everett 14-17-15 46. Goalies – Seattle, Hughes 45 shots-42 saves (1-4); Everett, Hart 36-36 (4-1). Power plays – Seattle 0-0; Everett 1-1. A – 6,179. Referees – Fraser Lawrence, Derek Zalaski. Linesmen – Nick Bilko, Brett Mackey.

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