TODAY // Tips vs. Portland (9/23)
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EVERETT SILVERTIPS vs PORTLAND WINTERHAWKS – A.O.T.W. ARENA
Sunday, September 23, 2018 | RADIO: 1380 AM & 95.3 FM KRKO & Silvertips App
TONIGHT’S MATCHUP AND SERIES NOTES
The Silvertips battle the Portland Winterhawks in the first of ten meetings for the regular season … the Silvertips are 74-66-14 lifetime against Portland and 40-31-6 all-time in downtown Everett … the two teams met last season in the second round of the WHL Playoffs and the Silvertips defeated Portland, 4-1 to advance to the Conference Championship series … the Silvertips are playing on the back end of three games in three days to end the first weekend of WHL play … they will take a five-day break before their next game, Saturday, Sept. 29 in Tri-City.
REGULAR SEASON SERIES (Silvertips are 0-0-0-0)
|Sep. 23||Portland||4:05 pm PDT|
|Oct. 6||Portland||7:05 pm PDT|
|Oct. 14||at Portland||5:00 pm PDT|
|Nov. 14||Portland||7:05 pm PST|
|Nov. 16||at Portland||7:00 pm PST|
|Nov. 25||at Portland||5:00 pm PST|
|Nov. 28||Portland||7:05 pm PST|
|Jan. 19||at Portland||5:00 pm PST|
|Feb. 9||Portland||7:05 pm PST|
|Mar. 12||at Portland||7:00 pm PDT|
NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)
DATE OPPONENT TIME SITE RADIO
9/29/18 @ Tri-City 7:05pm Toyota Center KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
10/5/18 SEATTLE 7:35pm A.O.T.W. Arena KKXA 1520 AM & 101.1 FM/Tips App
10/6/18 PORTLAND 7:05pm A.O.T.W. Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
LAST TIME OUT:
VAN 3 – TIPS 1 (9/22/18): A 27-save night from Vancouver goaltender David Tendeck along with a multi-point night from Vancouver defenseman Dylan Plouffe helped lift the Vancouver Giants past the Everett Silvertips, 3-1, at A.O.T.W. Arena before 5,894 fans on Saturday, the Silvertips home opener for the 2018-19 regular season … with two banners hoisted to the rafters by member of the returning Silvertips squad, Connor Dewar scored the only Silvertips goal with 1:01 left in the second period … Dustin Wolf made his second consecutive start in net and turned in a 26 save effort. Giants’ right-winger Jared Dmytriw scored the game-winning goal at 10:12 into the third period during a 4-on-4 stint, putting the Giants up 2-1, prior an empty net goal scored at 18:43.
TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS
- TIPS TITLES: The Silvertips enter this season as defending Western Conference champions (second time in franchise history) … they won their sixth U.S. Division title in 15 years … they had 99 points last season, third highest in franchise history.
- SPECIAL DELIVERY: The Silvertips scored on their first power play opportunity of the season on Friday night in Vancouver … they delivered a 5-of-5 effort on the penalty kill that evening and have gone 8-of-9.
- NHL TIES: The Tips had four players currently skating in NHL training camps – defensemen Wyatte Wylie (Philadelphia) and Jake Christiansen (Calgary), and forwards Connor Dewar (Minnesota) and Riley Sutter (Washington).
- HELPING HAND: Wyatte Wylie had an assist in the second period on the Tips lone goal Saturday night, giving the Tips defenseman two assists in his first two games.
- HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF: Dustin Wolf, who had 4 shutouts in his first 16 games last season as a rookie, had two shutouts in five preseason games with a .927 save percentage … he appeared in net on Wednesday in Minnesota at the USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game.
DID YOU KNOW?
AT HOME: the Tips last season had 25 wins, second most in the Western Conference … they allowed just 77 goals, fewest in the entire league … their penalty killing was first in the WHL, at 86.7 percent … the Tips went 19-0-2-0 when leading after two periods and 5-1-0-1 when tied after two periods … they led in shots on goal for 31 of 36 home games.