The Everett Silvertips defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 5-4 in overtime Saturday night at the Comcast Arena in Everett.
Seattle (17-25-1-1) opened up a1-0 lead at 8:57 of the first period. Luke Lockhart took a shot that rebounded into the slot where Seth Swenson got a stick on it. Swenson took a shot that Everett goalie Kent Simpson stopped but Connor Sanvido put back the rebound for his fourth goal of the year.
Both teams had six shots on goal in the first period.
The T-Birds went in front 2-0 when Colin Jacobs scored a 5-on-3 power-play goal at 2:23 of the second period. Lockhart took a shot that rebounded off Simpson to the high slot. Dave Sutter got the puck and made a quick cross slot pass to Jacobs.
Everett (10-28-1-8) got on the board at 4:28 of the first when Kohl Bauml scored. Josh Birkholz and Ryan Harrison were credited with the assists.
Bauml tied the game 2-2 with a power-play goal at 6:27 of the first. Harrison and Ryan Murray were credited with the assists.
The T-Birds regained the lead 3-2 at 16:26 of the second. An Everett clearing attempt went off and stanchion and came to Jared Hauf just inside the Everett blue line. Hauf put a wrist shot on goal that beat Simpson over the glove for his second goal of the season. Swenson was credited with an assist on the goal.
Seattle outshot Everett 12-9 in the second period and led 18-15 in total shots after two periods.
Birkholz tied the game 3-3 for Everett at 6:58 of the third period. Reid Petryk and Austin Adam had the assists.
Justin Hickman gave the T-Birds a 4-3 lead at 16:50 of the third. Chance Lund got to a loose puck in the left corner and brought the puck up the boards. Lund cycled the puck low to Tyler Alos. Alos came up the boards and then put a shot on goal with Hickman in front of Simpson. Hickman tipped the puck past Simpson for his ninth goal of the year.
Birkholz tied the game 4-4 with 46 seconds left in the third. Everett had pulled Simpson for an extra attacker when Birkholz scored the tying goal. Josh Winquist had the only assist on the goal.
Everett outshot Seattle 15-9 in the third period.
Bauml scored the winner, on the power play, at 3:21 of overtime to secure the win for the Silvertips. Murray and Birkholz were credited with the assists.
Everett outshot Seattle 5-0 in overtime and 35-27 in the game.
Seattle goalie Calvin Pickard made 30 saves on 35 shots and his record is now 17-20-1-1.
Simpson stopped 23 of 27 shots and his record is now 8-23-1-5.
The T-Birds finish out the weekend against the Vancouver Giants on Sunday at Pacific Coliseum at 5pm.
T-Birds single game tickets for the 2011-12 season are available online at the T-Birds website and at the ShoWare Center box office. The ShoWare Center Box Office is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday game days at 10 a.m. and Sunday game days at noon.
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First period – 1, Seattle, Sanvido 8 (Swenson, Lockhart), 8:57. Penalties – Walters, Evt (interference), 5:05. Hickman, Sea (major-fighting), 13:13. Harrison, Evt (major-fighting), 13:13. Doty, Sea (major-fighting), 14:12. Grayson, Evt (major-fighting), 14:12.Winquist, Evt (delay of game), 18:45.
Second period – 2, Seattle, Jacobs 4 (Sutter, Lockhart), 2:23 (pp). 3, Everett, Bauml 10 (Birkholz, Harrison), 4:28. 4, Everett, Bauml 11 (Harrison, Murray), 6:27 (pp). 5, Seattle, Hauf 2 (Swenson), 16:26. Penalties – Walters, Evt (interference), 1:09. Morden, Evt (delay of game), 1:18. Sutter, Sea (high-sticking), 4:40. Walters, Evt (roughing), 12:25. Hickman, Sea (hooking), 17:40.
Third period – 6, Everett, Birkholz 19 (Petryk, Adam), 6:58. 7, Seattle, Hickman 9 (Alos, Lund), 16:50. 8, Everett, Birkholz 20 (Winquist), 19:14. Penalties – Fowlie, Evt (tripping), :46.
Overtime – 9, Everett, Bauml 12 (Murray, Birkholz), 3:21 (pp). Penalties – Jacobs, Sea (tripping), 1:59.
Shots on goal – Seattle 6-12-9-0 27. Everett 6-9-15-5 35 Goalies – Seattle, Pickard 35 shots-30 saves (17-20-1-1); Everett, Simpson 27-23 (8-23-1-5). Power plays – Seattle 1-6; Everett 2-3. A – 8,456. Referee – Derek Zalaski, Sean Raphael. Linesmen – Kevin Boris, Zach Brooks.