The Everett Silvertips defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 3-2 Saturday night at Xfinity Arena in Everett.
Everett took a 1-0 lead on at 4:14 of the first period. Bryce Kindopp knocked in rebound for the opening goal. Sean Richard and Brett Kemp had the assists.
The Silvertips made it a 3-0 lead with two power-play goals by Riley Sutter 1:55 apart midway through the second period. Sutter scored at the 10-minute mark on a tic-tac toe passing play. He then scored at 11:55 on a four-on-three power play from the low left circle.
The T-Birds cut the Silvertips lead to two goals at 14:09 of the first on the power play. Ottenbreit fed the puck to Sami Moilanen in the slot. Moilanen beat Everett goalie Carter Hart with a wrist shot over the glove for his second goal in as many games. Bryan Allbee had the second assist.
Everett outshot Seattle 11-6 in the first period.
The T-Birds cut the Silvertips lead to one goal with 1:34 left in the game with goalie Rylan Toth on the bench. Turner Ottenbreit took a slap shot from the slot that beat Hart on the blocker side. Ethan Bear and Elijah Brown worked the puck to Ottenbreit from a scramble in front of the Everett goal.
The T-Birds kept Toth on the bench and came close to tying the game in the last minute of the game but could not get the puck past Hart.
The T-Birds outshot the Tips 25-23 in the game.
Toth had 20 saves on 23 shots.
Hart made 23 saves on 25 shots.
The T-Birds next game is Friday, October 21, against the Portland Winterhawks at ShoWare Center at 7:35pm. They host the Kelowna Rockets on Saturday, October 22, at 7:05pm.
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