Everett Silvertips down Seattle Thunderbirds 5-2 | Hockey
January 5, 2012 · 10:58 AM
The Everett Silvertips defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 5-2 Wednesday night at Comcast Arena in Everett.
The game marked the T-Birds and Silvertips third meeting in the last nine days. The T-Birds won the first two games against the Tips in shootouts.
Seattle (16-19-0-1) jumped out to a 1-0 lead at 3:11 of the first period on Branden Troock's seventh goal of the season. Sean Aschim and Jake Doty had the assists.
Everett (7-22-1-7) tied the game 1-1 at 4:21 of the first on a goal from Josh Birkholz. Cody Fowlie and JT Barnett were credited with the assists.
Nick Walters scored a four-on-three power-play goal at 14:37 of the first to give Everett a 2-1 lead. Josh Winquist and Brennan Yadlowski had the assists.
Seattle outshot Everett 14-11 in the first period.
Birkholz scored a power-play goal at 6:43 of the second to extend Everett's lead to 3-1. Barnett had the only assist on the goal.
The T-Birds outshot the Tips 8-7 in the second period and led 22-18 in total shots after 40 minutes.
Winquist scored a shorthanded goal at 4:39 of the third to make it a 4-1 Everett lead. Dominik Bittner and Barnett were credited with the assists.
Marcel Noebels cut the Silvertips lead to two goals at 9:16 of the third with a shorthanded goal. Noebels came out of the penalty box and got the puck. He came into Everett zone, cut across the slot and beat Everett goalie Kent Simpson with a quick snap shot. Noebels 10th goal of the season was unassisted.
Birkholz completed the hat trick at 17:23 of the third when he got his third goal of the game. Bittner had the only assist on the goal.
Seattle outshot Everett 34-27 in the game.
Seattle goalie Calvin Pickard made 22 saves on 27 shots. His record is 16-16-0-1.
Simpson stopped 32 of 34 shots and his record is 6-17-1-5.
The T-Birds travel to Kennewick to take on the Tri-City Americans on Friday at the Toyota Center. They are back home on Saturday to face the Spokane Chiefs at 7:05 p.m. at the ShoWare Center.
First period - 1, Seattle, Troock 7 (Aschim, Doty), 3:11. 2, Everett, Birkholz 15 (Fowlie, Barnett), 4:21.3, Everett, Walters 5 (Winquist, Yadlowski), 14:37 (pp). Penalties - Samoridny, Evt (tripping), 9:47. Deagle, Sea (holding), 13:39. Birkholz, Evt (unsportsmanlike conduct), 13:39. Verdino, Sea (interference), 14:09.
Second period - 4, Everett, Birkholz 16 (Barnett), 6:43 (pp). Penalties - Mychan, Evt (interference), 2:27. Troock, Sea (hooking), 5:06. Yadlowski, Evt (match-attempt to injure), 20:00.
Third period - 5, Everett, Winquist 9 (Bittner, Barnett), 4:39 (sh). 6, Seattle, Noebels 10, 9:16 (sh). 7, Everett, Birkholz 17 (Bittner), 17:23. Penalties - Noebels, Sea (goaltender interference), 13:00. Walters, Evt (holding) 13:51. Troock, Sea (hooking), 15:31. Fowlie, Evt (hooking), 16:31.
Shots on goal - Seattle 14-8-12 34. Everett 11-7-9 27 Goalies - Seattle, Pickard 34 shots-32 saves (16-16-0-1); Everett, Simpson 27-25 (6-17-1-5). Power plays - Seattle 0-5; Everett 2-6. A - 3,743. Referee - Trevor Hansen, Trent Knorr. Linesmen - Chris Sweeting, Nathan Van Oosten.