Everett started out strong Offensively, and Defensively giving them a 6-2 win over Portland. Offensively, they opened a quick scoring lead in the first period.As for Defensively play, they were able to stop Portland’s fast momentum and rhythm. Portland feeds off of a strong rhythm game.
Everett was able to get the first goal, and somewhat of an early lead. Everett’s player Riley Sutter, would get a low shot wrister that would sneak past Kehlr, at 4:35 in the 1st period. Almost three minutes later Bryce Kindopp would sweeten the lead 2-0.
As Sutter laid a huge hit on a Winterhawks player, the Winterhawks didn’t like the hit on their team-mate. Portland Winterhawks player Alex Overhardt, and Everett Silvertips player Sean Richards, would drop the gloves at 8:51 and get a “5:00 min Major” for fighting. As tensions were already high, and the Winterhawks were fighting for a 2-0 come back. Sutter would additionally add to the pain of the score-board for Winterhawks players and fans, now extending their lead to 3-0. As the 2nd period would near an ending buzzer sound, with 4:25 left Winterhawks player Dennis Cholowski, would score making it a two goal lead (3-1).
Opening the 2nd period, Portland came out with some fire and determination. The Silvertips would be on a penalty kill two minutes into the 2nd, but the Tips killed the penalty. At nearly 11:00 into the 2nd, Everett had a 5-on-3 man advantage for nearly 40 seconds, but couldn’t capitalize on their shots. At 12:51, Connor Dewar would go to the box for “Tripping.” Portland’s player Keifer Bellows, would snap a shot at 14:11 where it would hit the cross-bar, hit Harts back and go in the net. Portland would now trail by 1. That goal would be a power play goal for Portland, Portland has been 1/6 PP goals in this series. With exactly 28 seconds ticked by Reece Vitelli would score, now extending their lead by 2. 2nd period had lots of scoring chances for Portland & Everett. Portland out-shot Everett 14-9 in the 2nd, but didn’t out-score them.
Opening the 3rd, was standard hockey played. Portland had many scoring chances, and out-shot Everett again 14-7. But Everett would capitalize on their lead, as Portland couldn’t. With 7:06 gone in the 3rd period, Kindopp would shuffle a pass from the corner to Fasko-Rudas where he’d make it 5-2, getting their 3 goal lead back. With the puck in Everett’s zone, Portland would pull their goalie. Patrick Bajkov would feed a puck down the ice into Portland’s zone where the dagger would be dug in, by Dewar scoring on the empty net with 2:05 left in the 3rd. The empty netter would increase their lead by 4 (6-2). Wyatte Wylie would go to the box for “Slashing” with 2.00 seconds left in the 3rd.
With Everett’s strong defense and offense lines, they’d take the road win, and lead the series 2-1. Everett plays Portland again on Thursday, and hopes to win and take a 3-1 series lead.
Humboldt Broncos: #putyoursticksout
A movement has started for the young Saskatchewan Junior Hockey Team players that lost their lives in the horrific bus crash. #putyoursticksout is for the players that lost their lives that are now playing on a hockey rink above us, if they need a stick well…one is out-side of houses all across the world. Join us in letting the boys borrow your stick… and always remember the boy’s that were taken too soon.
Heres a gallery of images (I do not own these photos):
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
- Left Winger, Sean Richards is ranked 3rd in Penalty Minutes
- Defensive, Wyatte Wylie is tied for 2nd in Plus/Minus (+/-) getting +12 points
- Center, Connor Dewar is tied for 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 (.936)
- Goalie Carter Hart is tied for 1st in Wins
- Goalie Carter Hart is tied for 1st in Shutouts
Game 4 Away; Thursday, April 12th puck drop 7:00pm @ Moda center
Something to note…
Left Winger, Matt Fonetyne was signed to a 1 year AHL contract with the San Jose Barracuda. Read on @ SIGNED » Matt Fonteyne, AHL Contract, San Jose Barracuda
Written by: Chandler O’Neill