Thunderbirds goalie Dorrin Luding. COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse, T-Birds

Thunderbirds goalie Dorrin Luding. COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse, T-Birds

Luding leads Thunderbirds to shootout win over Silvertips

Goalie has 41 saves in 3-2 victory; Seattle splits pair with Everett

  • Sunday, February 18, 2018 9:08am
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For the Reporter

Goalie Dorrin Luding made 41 saves to lead the Seattle Thunderbirds to a 3-2 shootout win over the Everett Silvertips at the Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett on Saturday night.

The Western Hockey League rivals split a pair of games, with the Silvertips downing the Thunderbirds 4-3 in overtime Friday night in front of 5,409 fans at the accesso ShoWare Center.

The T-Birds (28-20-7-2) are in the second wild-card playoff spot in the Western Conference standings, one point behind the Tri-City Americans.

Next up for the T-Birds is Spokane on Sunday at the ShoWare Center. The puck drops at 5:05 p.m.

On Saturday, Luding made a solid glove save on Patrick Bajkov, the Silvertips’ third shooter, to seal the win.

Ludge made a pad save on Garrett Pilon, Everett’s first shooter in the shootout, but Matt Fonteyne, the second Silvertip shooter, beat him with a shot over the glove.

For the T-Birds, Noah Philp and Zack Andrusiak each scored on Everett goalie Carter Hart in the shootout.

Luding made 21 saves in the third period to keep the game tied 2-2 and force overtime. In the second period, he had 12 saves as the T-Birds killed off four Everett power plays. Luding’s record is now 9-12-1-0.

Everett (37-17-2-3) went in front 1-0 at 16:54 of the first period on a goal from Martin Fasko-Rudas. Luke Ormsby had the only assist.

Seattle tied the game 1-1 1:42 into the second period on a power-play goal from Blake Bargar. Jarret Tyszka took a shot from center ice with traffic in front of Hart. The puck rebounded off Hart to Bargar in the low slot, and he whipped it past the goalie. Philp had the second assist.

The T-Birds took a 2-1 lead less than three minutes after their first goal. Nolan Volcan worked the puck from behind the Everett net up to Tyszka at the left point. Tyszka took as with Andrusiak screening Hart. Tyszka’s shot beat the goalie on the glove side for his seventh goal of the season. Matthew Wedman had the second assist on the goal.

The Silvertips tied the game 2-2 at 16:20 of the second on a goal from Riley Sutter.

Hart made 30 saves and his record is 23-4-1-3.

For home tickets, order on the T-Birds website and drop by the ShoWare box office.

SCORING SUMMARY

First period – 1, Everett, Fasko-Rudas 4 (Ormsby), 16:54. Penalties – Wedman, Sea (hooking), 7:49. Bargar, Sea (unsportsmanlike conduct), 19:06. Ormsby, Evt (unsportsmanlike conduct), 19:06.

Second period – 2, Seattle, Bargar 11 (Tyszka, Philp), 1:42 (pp). 3, Seattle, Tyszka 7 (Volcan, Wedman), 4:26. 4, Everett, Sutter 23 (Pilon, Christiansen), 16:20. Penalties – Fonteyne, Evt (cross checking), 1:20. Strand, Sea (high-sticking), 5:41. Ottenbreit, Sea (holding), 6:44. MacLean, Sea (roughing), 9:43. Ottenbreit, Sea (interference), 18:39.

Third period – No scoring. Penalties – Bajkov, Evt (slashing), 4:55.

Overtime – No scoring. Penalties – No penalties.

Shootout – Seattle 2 (Philp G, Andrusiak G). Everett 1 (Pilon NG, Fonteyne G, Bajkov NG).

Shots on goal – Seattle 9-15-7-1-1 33, Everett 9-12-21-1-0 43. Goalies – Seattle, Luding 43 shots-41 saves (9-12-1-0); Everett, Hart 32-30 (23-4-1-3). Power plays – Seattle 1-2; Everett 0-5. A – 8,238. Referees – Mike Campbell, Bryan Bourdon. Linesmen – Nick Bilko, Michael McGowan.

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