November 17, 2012, EVERETT – The Everett Silvertips and Vancouver Giants combined for 11 goals, four lead changes and four ties in Saturday night’s game, and when the dust settled the Silvertips came away with an exciting 6-5 victory in front of over 6,600 fans at Comcast Arena.
Everett has now won two of its last three games with another home contest coming up Sunday against Medicine Hat.
Reid Petryk scored two goals, including the game winner with 4:30 to play, to pace the ‘Tips offensively. Defensemen Landon Oslanski and Nick Walters each chipped in a goal and an assist, with Walters scoring for the first time this year. Ty Mappin and Tyler Sandhu also notched goals for the Silvertips, who scored three times during a span of just 3:05 during the first period.
That scoring outburst erased a 1-0 first period deficit for the Silvertips after Brett Kulak opened the scoring for Vancouver. Nick Walters then started things for Everett, releasing a laser slapshot over the shoulder of Giants goaltender Payton Lee for his first goal of the season. The ‘Tips powerplay then went to work, and a Landon Oslanski slapshot from the blueline beat Lee through the five-hole. Tyler Sandhu recorded a second powerplay goal just over a minute later as his centering feed from the left side ricocheted into the net off a Vancouver skate to make it 3-1 Everett. Anthony Ast scored for Vancouver before the period ended to make it 3-2 Silvertips after one.
The Giants scored twice in the second period to take the lead, first when Kale Kessy banged home a powerplay rebound at 6:05 and again at 12:50 as Trevor Cheek grabbed a rebound and scored on a nice spin move in front, giving the Giants their first lead of the game at 4-3. With less than a minute to go in the period, the Silvertips evened things up again as Reid Petryk picked up a loose puck in front after a Kohl Bauml faceoff win and made a beautiful move around the goaltender to tie the game at four.
Vancouver re-took the lead in the third as Taylor Vickerman powered to the front and scored at 4:53 to put Vancouver ahead for the third time. Everett knotted the score again midway through the frame when Oslanski collected a Giants turnover and patiently fed a cross-ice pass to Ty Mappin, who tied the game at five with his second goal of the year. The game-winning goal came four minutes later as Mirco Mueller sprung Petryk behind the defense on a partial breakaway, where he cut across the crease and deposited a backhander to put the ‘Tips ahead to stay 6-4.
Austin Lotz (2-8-0-3) stopped 21 of 26 shots in the victory, while Payton Lee (4-3-0-0) turned away 21 of 27 in defeat. The Silvertips went 2 for 6 on the powerplay and the Giants recorded one goal on two opportunities.
The Silvertips are right back on home ice Sunday afternoon at 5:05 against the Medicine Hat Tigers, who make a rare appearance at Comcast Arena to close a three-in-three weekend.
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