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GAME 4 TONIGHT: Tips at Thunderbirds (3/30)


EVERETT SILVERTIPS at SEATTLE THUNDERBIRDS – accesso SHOWARE CENTER

  • GAME 4: Friday, March 30, 2018 
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TONIGHT’S MATCHUP AND SERIES NOTES

Game 4, first round … fourth lifetime playoff matchup and in the last five seasons … the Silvertips lead the series, 2-1 … the Silvertips went 22-1-0-2 on the road and 22-12-2-2 against opponents from the U.S. Division this season … the Silvertips went 6-2-0-2 in the regular season series against the Thunderbirds … this  is the 9th occasion in Tips history that they have led the series, 2-1 (Tips have won 6 playoff series in that scenario).

 

ROUND 1: EVERETT vs SEATTLE (Tips lead series, 2-1)

GAME 1: at EVERETT 4 – Seattle 1

GAME 2: Seattle 4 – at Everett 4 (OT)

GAME 3: EVERETT 3 – at Seattle 1

GAME 4: at Seattle        | Friday, Mar. 30 – 7:35pm (accesso ShoWare Center)

GAME 5: at EVERETT | Saturday, Mar. 31 – 7:05pm (Angel of the Winds Arena)

GAME 6: at Seattle        | Tuesday, Apr. 3 – 7:05pm (accesso ShoWare Center) **

GAME 7: at EVERETT | Wednesday, Apr. 4– 7:05pm (Angel of the Winds Arena) **

** If necessary

 

SERIES IN A NUTSHELL:

GAME 1 (EVT 4 – SEA 1 / 3-23-18): The Everett Silvertips jumped out in front of the Seattle Thunderbirds early and maintained a sizeable lead throughout the game in a 4-1 victory, in Game 1 of the WHL Playoffs first round before 4,247 fans at Angels of the Winds Arena on Friday night. Patrick Bajkov was the first star of the game with a pair of goals, while Garrett Pilon and Bryce Kindopp each earned a goal. Matt Fonteyne collected 3 assists. SHOTS: EVT 46 – SEA 26

GAME 2 (SEA 5 – EVT 4 (OT) / 3-24-18): Garrett Pilon’s hat trick forced overtime with less than a minute left in regulation but Zack Andrusiak’s winner at 5:04 helped the Seattle Thunderbirds sneak by the Everett Silvertips, 5-4 in sudden death overtime before 5,694 fans at Angels of the Winds Arena on Saturday night … the best-of-seven series is tied, 1-1 … Pilon’s hat trick was the first in postseason for the Tips since Carson Stadnyk accomplished his against Spokane, Mar. 27, 2015 against the Spokane Chiefs. Martin Fakso-Rudas got the other Tips goal while three separate Tips registered multi point games. SHOTS: EVT 49 – SEA 33

GAME 3 (EVT 3 – SEA 1 / 3-29-18): Matt Fonteyne scored twice and Carter Hart furnished 33 saves to lift the Everett Silvertips to a 3-1 victory and a 2-1 series lead over the Seattle Thunderbirds before 5,600 fans at accesso ShoWare Center on Tuesday night in WHL Playoff action. The Silvertips recovered from an early 1-0 deficit and 22 shots by Seattle in the first ten minutes before Reece Vitelli tied the game. They recaptured home ice advantage in the series and outshot Seattle, 25-10 in the final 40 minutes. SHOTS: EVT 37 – SEA 34

 

TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS

  • PLAYOFF PRIMED: The Silvertips have reached the WHL Playoffs for 15 consecutive seasons, extending a current WHL record streak … the Tips went 18-7-2-3 in 1-goal games in the regular season and 22-12-2-2 against opponents from the U.S. Division.
  • TORRID TIPS: The Tips won 37 of their final 48 games … they scored a franchise record 246 goals … the Silvertips had 5 games of scoring 8 goals or more in the regular season … for the first time in franchise history, they boasted seven different 20-goal scorers on the roster, led by Connor Dewar (38).
  • NOT STANDING PAT: Patrick Bajkov, the leading Tips scorer, set the new Silvertips all-time scoring record with 264 points on Feb. 2, when he surpassed Zach Hamill with a first period power play goal … Florida Panthers prospect has twice tied his career high of 5 points … he is the Tips all-time leader in goals, points, and assists … Bajkov was named the #1 star with two goals in Game 1 vs. Seattle, last Friday.
  • HART OF THE MATTER: 19-year old Carter Hart, three-time reigning Silvertips MVP and back-to-back WHL Goaltender of the Year, led the WHL in both goals-against-average (1.60), save percentage (.947) and shutouts (7) … the Philadelphia Flyers prospect was named Western Conference Goaltender of the Year for the third straight season on Wednesday … he is in his in his 4th season with the Silvertips, the franchise leader in wins (116) … Hart made 33 saves to open the playoffs with a win on Friday, 4-1 over Seattle.
  • SPREADING IT AROUND: The Silvertips have scored 11 goals in the first three games of the playoffs … 11 players have registered at least a point … six different Tips players have recorded a goal.

 

THIS DATE IN SILVERTIPS PLAYOFF HISTORY

EVT 3 – POR 2 (OT) (3/30/05): Zach Hamill scored a game winning goal at 9:47 to lift the Everett Silvertips to a 3-2 overtime victory over the Portland Winterhawks in Game 4 of their first round series before 5,431 fans in downtown Everett … Karel Hromas and Kyle Annesley also scored for the Tips … goaltender Mike Wall made 38 saves.

 

QUITE HONORED:

Six different Western Conference Awards and four different Silvertips were honored by the WHL on Mar. 21:

  • PLAYER OF THE YEAR: CARTER HART (G)
  • GOALTENDER OF THE YEAR: CARTER HART (G)
  • COACH OF THE YEAR: DENNIS WILLIAMS
  • EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR: GARRY DAVIDSON (GENERAL MANAGER)
  • 1ST TEAM ALL-STAR: CARTER HART (G)
  • 2ND TEAM ALL-STAR: PATRICK BAJKOV (RW)

 

MORE ON GAME 4

The Silvertips are 8-16 lifetime in Game 4 … their last Game 4 win was in the first round of the 2015-16 WHL Playoffs, when the Silvertips defeated the Portland Winterhawks, 4-0 in their series victory.

 

THE SILVERTIPS IN PLAYOFF SUDDEN DEATH OVERTIME (Silvertips are 13-15 lifetime) * CHL record

DATE               OPPONENT     SITE                ROUND/GM      TIME                SCORE                        GOAL

3/19/04                        Spokane          Everett             1/1                   1:07                 W, 2-1              Barry Horman

3/23/04                        Spokane          Spokane          1/3                   2:26                 W, 5-4              Zach Hamill

4/24/04                        Kelowna           Kelowna           3/5                   5:50                 W, 1-0              Bryan Nathe

4/26/04                        Kelowna           Everett             3/6                   2:44                 W, 2-1              John Dahl

4/27/04                        Kelowna           Kelowna           3/7                   7:56                 W, 2-1              Jeff Schmidt

3/30/05                        Portland           Everett             1/4                   9:47                 W, 3-2              Zach Hamill

4/2/05              Portland           Portland           1/6                   1:04                 L, 2-3               Darrell May

4/11/05                        Kootenay         Everett             2/3                   13:35               L, 2-3               Adam Taylor

4/12/05                        Kootenay         Everett             2/4                   18:24               L, 3-4               Nigel Dawes

3/28/06                        Tri-City              Tri-City              1/3                   3:15                 W, 2-1              Torrie Wheat

4/14/06                        Kelowna           Kelowna           2/5                   7:50 (2OT)       L, 2-3               Troy Bodie

3/24/07                        Spokane          Everett            1/2                   7:06                 W, 3-2              Zach Hamill

4/7/07              Prince George  Everett             2/2                   2:28                 W, 3-2              Jesse Smyke

4/11/07                        Prince George  Prince George  2/4                   5:18                 L, 3-4               Nick Drazenovic

3/28/08                        Spokane          Everett             1/4                   12:21               L, 2-3               Mitch Wahl

3/20/09                        Tri-City              Tri-City              1/1                   11:13               L, 5-6               Justin Feser

3/19/10                        Kelowna           Everett             1/1                   5:18                 W, 5-4              Daniel Iwanski

3/24/10                        Kelowna           Kelowna           1/4                   0:46 (2OT)       L, 4-5               Georgie Wudrick

3/28/12                        Tri-City              Everett             1/4                   18:53               L, 3-4               Zachary Yuen

3/25/14                        Seattle             Seattle             1/3                   3:47                 L, 3-4               Justin Hickman

4/1/15              Spokane          Spokane          1/3                   2:07 (2OT)       W, 2-1              Jake Mykitiuk

4/4/15              Spokane          Everett             1/5                   15:25               L, 3-4               Riley Whittingham

4/7/15              Spokane          Spokane          1/6                   3:43 (3OT)       W, 2-1              Brayden Low

4/11/15                        Portland           Everett             2/2                   0:29 (2OT)       L, 3-4               Oliver Bjorkstrand

4/17/15                        Portland           Portland           2/4                   5:40                 L, 1-2               Blake Heinrich

3/31/17                        Victoria             Everett             1/5                   7:02                 W, 3-2              Eetu Tuulola

4/2/17              Victoria             Victoria             1/6                   11:36 (5OT)*    W, 3-2              Cal Babych

4/11/17                        Seattle             Seattle             2/3                   1:30                 L, 4-5               Mathew Barzal

3/24/18            Seattle             Everett             1/2                   5:04                 L, 4-5               Zack Andrusiak

 

WHEN THEY SCORE (regular season)

A look at the Tips records when the following players score a goal:

 

#4 Ian Walker                           1-0-0-0

#7 Martin Fasko-Rudas            5-0-0-1

#8 Patrick Bajkov                     20-3-1-0

#9 Dawson Butt                       1-0-0-0

#10 Ethan O’Rourke                1-0-0-0

#14 Riley Sutter                       15-3-0-2

#15 Sean Richards                  13-4-0-1

#16 Luke Ormsby                     2-0-0-0

#17 Matt Fonteyne                   18-8-1-1

#19 Bryce Kindopp                  15-2-0-0

#20 Kyle Walker                       1-0-0-0

#24 Gianni Fairbrother             1-0-0-1

#23 Jake Christiansen              5-0-0-0

#26 Reece Vitelli                      1-1-0-0

#29 Wyatte Wylie                     4-1-0-0

#41 Garrett Pilon                      9-1-1-0

#43 Connor Dewar                   20-4-0-1

#44 Spencer Gerth                  2-0-0-0

#38 Kevin Davis                       7-1-0-0

 

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