Everett, Wash. – The Everett Silvertips were able to sweep the Portland Winterhawks 6-0, tonight in Game 2. The Everett Silvertips were looking to tie up the series after a tough loss on Friday night.
Everett immediately came out with lots of energy. Everett was moving the puck well, their passes were great. At just over a minute played, Christansen would fire a shot from the blue-line, where Richards would tip it in getting the early lead for the Tips (1-0). This goal would go “Under-Review” although, the Goal would stand and Everett’s fans would nearly be heard outside the arena. This Goal seemed to boosts Everett’s confidence up quite a bit.
Nearly half-way through the 1st period Fonteyne would grab the puck at center ice and fling a pass to Bajkov, where he would juke Kehlr out and net it in on the right side. Wylie would go to the box at 14:04, for “cross checking.” The Tips would kill the Power-Play and Everett would lead 2-0 at the end of the 1st.
Portland would open the 2nd period, pushing & keeping the puck in Everett’s zone for nearly a minute an a half straight. Roughly 3:00 into the 2nd period, Fasko-Rudas Would spin around Kehlr and put it in the net. Fasko-Rudas’s goal would put the tips up 3-0. Tips would go on a Power-Play moments later. Davis would shoot the puck, where Bajkov would get the rebound and score at 4:51 in the 2nd. (That would be Bajkov’s 2nd Goal of the night, and his 7th goal of the Playoffs.)
While Portland beat Everett for shots on goal during the 2nd, Portland couldn’t get the puck in the net. With nearly 5:00 to go in Period 2, Pilon would pass to Sutter, Sutter would wrist a shot from the top of the circle, and Kehlr would make a pad save but Pilon would rebound and net it in. Pilon’s goal would give them a huge lead going into the 3rd Period (5-0). With 37 seconds left in the 2nd period, Dawson Butt would go to the penalty box for “High Sticking” giving Portland a Power-Play opportunity to open the 3rd.
While Portland had a Power-Play opportunity opening the 3rd period, They also did a goalie substitution entering the 3rd period. While Everett killed the penalty, Butt had a fast break as soon as he was let out of the box, but couldn’t get the puck past Portland’s fresh goalie. Five minutes into the 3rd, a brawl would break out between a few players, for a hit that Bajkov took. Davis and Vala would get 2:00 minutes for “Roughing”, Bajkov would get 2:00 minutes for “Embellishment.” Portland’s players Bellows, Hughes, and Texeira would get 2:00 minutes for “Roughing” as well. Tensions were definitely rising between both Teams.
The 3rd period Everett seemed to be dominating Puck time. Portland only had 5 shots on goal in the 3rd, giving Hart another shutout. As tensions kept rising, another brawl would happen with 2:48 left to go, Everett had the Power-Play advantage. With just over a minute left, Bajkov would complete his first ever career Playoff “hatrick.” Tips would win the game with 6 unanswered Goals, and Harts 2nd shutout of the Playoffs.
Details about the Humboldt Broncos bus crash via The Washington Post:
“At least 15 people are dead after a crash between a tractor-trailer and a bus carrying a Canadian junior hockey league team, a tragedy that struck at the heart of a tightknit city in rural Saskatchewan and immediately echoed through the hockey world and beyond.
The deadly crash occurred around 5 p.m. Friday on Highway 35 in Saskatchewan, about 150 miles northeast of Saskatoon, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
The bus was carrying members of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey league team, on their way to the town of Nipawin for a playoff game.
On Saturday, police confirmed there were 29 people on the Humboldt Broncos team bus, including the driver, at the time of the crash. The death toll stood at 15 late Saturday afternoon, police said, while 14 people remained injured.
There has been a GoFundMe account made for the families involved, that you can donate too. ⇒ Humboldt Broncos GoFundMe
There is also a Hockey Apparel company called “Bring Hockey Back” and they have designed a shirt in memory of the Humboldt Broncos team, where proceeds will also go to the affected families. Get yours now at: ⇒ BHB Humboldt Tee
Hockey fans from tonight’s attendance raised over $11,000 for the Humboldt Broncos. (4/7/18)
Things to know:
Everett’s leaders for the 2018 WHL Playoffs, (ranking top 3 or higher)
- Right Winger, Patrick Bajkov is tied for 2nd in Short Handed Goals
- Right Winger, Patrick Bajkov is tied for 2nd in Insurance Goals
- Defensive, Wyatte Wylie is ranked 2nd in Plus/Minus (+/-) getting +12 points
- Goalie, Carter Hart is ranked 1st in Goals Against Average
- Goalie Carter Hart is ranked 1st in Save percentage, with a (.932)
- Goalie Carter Hart is tied for 2nd in Wins
- Goalie Carter Hart is tied for 1st in Shutouts
Game 3 Away; Tuesday, April 10th puck drop 7:00pm @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Game 4 Away \; Thursday, April 12th puck drop 7:00pm @ Moda center
Written by: Chandler O’Neill
FEATURED IMAGE CREDITED TO, CHRIS MAST (4/7/18) (Moment of Silence before the game, for the Humboldt Broncos)
Images via, Everett Silvertips, Images
Humboldt Bronco T-shirt link: http://www.bringhockeyback.net/product/we-are-all-humboldt-hockey-fundraiser-shirt-shipping-included
The Washington Post Article link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2018/04/07/at-least-14-dead-in-canadian-junior-hockey-team-bus-crash-reports-say/?utm_term=.1be92fcb3d31
GoFundMe account for the Humboldt Broncos: https://www.gofundme.com/funds-for-humboldt-broncos