The Thunderbirds’ Turner Ottenbreit brings the puck up the ice with the Silvertips’ Martin Fasko-Rudas in pursuit during Game 5 play Saturday night. COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse, T-Birds

The Thunderbirds’ Turner Ottenbreit brings the puck up the ice with the Silvertips’ Martin Fasko-Rudas in pursuit during Game 5 play Saturday night. COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse, T-Birds

Thunderbirds’ season ends in Game 5 loss to Silvertips

Seattle falls 4-0 at Everett

  • Sunday, April 1, 2018 12:21pm
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The Everett Silvertips eliminated Seattle from the WHL playoffs, blanking the Thunderbirds 4-0 at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett on Saturday night.

Everett took the first-round, best-of-seven series 4-1.

The 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.

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.

PLAYOFF GLANCE

First-round, best-of-7 series

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

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