January 19, 2013, Everett, WA (ISN) – Kohl Bauml and Ryan Harrison combined for 6 points and Austin Lotz made 44 saves as the Everett Silvertips topped the Seattle Thunderbirds 5-1 Friday night in front of 7,326 fans at Comcast Arena.
Following their third straight win over Seattle, the ‘Tips now lead the T-Birds by three points for fourth place in the U.S. Division and seventh in the Western Conference. Everett will complete a five-game homestand Saturday against the Lethbridge Hurricanes.
Bauml and Harrison had primary assists on each other’s goals to help the Silvertips build a big lead, with Bauml netting two scores and Harrison burying one. Josh Winquist and Manraj Hayer each finished with a goal and an assist and Landon Oslanski each chipped in two helpers as Everett scored the game’s last four goals. Austin Lotz (10-14-0-1) allowed only a single Seattle goal despite facing 45 shots as the Thunderbirds finished with a 45-23 shot advantage.
After a strong start, Everett opened the scoring early on with a powerplay goal as Ryan Harrison’s shot banked off the back boards and out front to Kohl Bauml, who banged it in at 2:20. Seattle tied the game midway through the period when Jarret Smith’s shot from the blue line made its way through traffic and beat Lotz inside the far post. Shots were 13-8 in favor of Seattle after 20 minutes.
The ‘Tips scored three times in the second period to take control heading into the last 20 minutes. Everett’s second goal came five minutes in when crisp passing by Ty Mappin and Kohl Bauml led to Ryan Harrison’s pretty tap-in goal on the doorstep. Bauml picked up his second powerplay goal of the night at 10:06, firing a shot off the arm of Seattle goalie Danny Mumaugh and in to make it 3-1. Josh Winquist tacked on another goal five minutes later, grabbing another rebound off the end boards and roofing it upstairs on Mumaugh to give the Silvertips a 4-1 lead.
Everett increased the lead early in the third when Carson Stadnyk created a turnover in the Seattle zone, allowing Winquist to find Hayer open in front for his ninth goal of the season. Seattle put 16 shots on net in the third, but Lotz stopped each one to preserve the 5-1 advantage. The late stages of the period turned into a race to the penalty box with three more fights and 62 penalty minutes given out between the two teams. The Thunderbirds finished with 73 minutes in penalties as the teams combined for a game total of 114.
The ‘Tips owned the special teams with two powerplay goals on five opportunities and a perfect 4-for-4 effort on the penalty kill. Danny Mumaugh (0-4-0-0) stopped 18 of 23 shots in net for the Thunderbirds.
The Silvertips will now conclude their five-game homestand Saturday night with a rare visit from the Lethbridge Hurricanes at Comcast Arena. Opening faceoff is set for 7:05 pm as the ‘Tips and ‘Canes faceoff for the only time this season before Everett heads to Vancouver to finish a three-game weekend against the Giants on Sunday afternoon.
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