EVERETT, Wash. – Riley Sutter celebrated the news of his entry level contract with the Washington Capitals by scoring two goals and added an assist, helping lift the Everett Silvertips to a 3-2 road victory over the Tri-City Americans before 3,076 fans at Toyota Center on Saturday in WHL action.
Wyatte Wylie notched a pair of assists, giving him five in the first four games while Dustin Wolf turned in a 22 save effort. The Silvertips, only letting a pair of two-man advantage goals get by, went 7-of-9 on the penalty kill while turning in an efficient 2-of-3 effort on the power play.
Sutter’s 3 points helped him surpass the 100-point mark in his Silvertips and WHL career.
UP NEXT: The Silvertips return home for their next game after another five-day layoff, hosting the Seattle Thunderbirds on Friday at 7:35 p.m. (1520 AM / 101.1 FM / Tips App / WHL Live) for Pink The Rink. Up to seven dollars will be donated per ticket will be donated to patients who lack coverage to pay for breast health care. Tickets are on sale at www.everettsilvertips.com/pinktherink.
Sutter rifled a snap shot past Beck Warm for a 1-0 lead on the power play, 5:21 into the game with Sutter positioned at the right circle. After Wolf turned in an impressive stop on Paycen Bjorklund’s one timer, Connor Dewar boosted the lead to 2-0 on another power play tally at 14:07 when Dewar slammed a rebound past the left circle.
Tri-City took advantage of a five-on-three opportunity in the second period at 6:49, when Isaac Johnson finished a wrist shot between the circles for a two-goal deficit, and Krystof Hrabik was credited for his third goal of the season on another two-man advantage just 42 seconds into the third period.
The Tips maneuvered penalty issues in the third period including a late interference penalty to Gianni Fairbrother, but killed the penalty and then kept any potentially serious looks at their own net away in a 6-on-5 situation. A brief melee ensued at the final horn, but the Tips skated away in the rematch of the Western Conference Championship Series with a 2-2-0-0 record.
Beck Warm took the loss for Tri-City on a 20 save effort.
1 – Sutter
2 – Wylie
3 – Isaac Johnson
NOTES: Silvertips scratches include Dawson Butt, Peter Melcher, Alex Moar, Jalen Price and Conrad Mitchell … the Tips scored the game’s first goal for the first time this season … Wylie extended his assist streak to four consecutive games … Dewar has a three-game goal scoring streak … Sutter went 15-of-28 at the face-off circle.
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