TONIGHT » Tips at Thunderbirds (2/24)
EVERETT SILVERTIPS at SEATTLE THUNDERBIRDS – SHOWARE CENTER
- Saturday, February 24, 2018
- RADIO: 1380 AM / FM 95.3
- TIPS App
TONIGHT’S MATCHUP AND SERIES NOTES
Eighth meeting of ten overall between the two U.S. Division opponents, separated by just 48 miles … the Silvertips have gone 8-0-1-1 in the last ten games – and are five points up on Kelowna for first place in the Western Conference … their magic number to clinch home ice advantage in the opening round is 13 points (outright) … the Tips are 71-58-20 all-time against the Thunderbirds and have outscored them, 380-363 in the series … Connor Dewar leads the Tips with five goals against the Thunderbirds this season … they are 19-9-2-2 against opponents from the U.S. Division.
HEAD-TO-HEAD: Silvertips are (3-2-0-2)
|Oct. 22||SEA 4 – at EVT 3|
|Nov. 17||at EVT 3 – SEA 2|
|Nov. 18||at SEA 1 – EVT 0|
|Jan. 26||at EVT 3 – SEA 1|
|Jan. 27||at SEA 3 – EVT 2 (SO)|
|Feb. 16||EVT 4 – SEA 3 (OT)|
|Feb. 17||SEA 3 – at EVT 2 (SO)|
|Feb. 24||at Seattle||6:05 pm PST|
|Mar. 3||Seattle||7:05 pm PST|
|Mar. 10||at Seattle||7:05 pm PST|
The Silvertips hold a nine point lead for first place in the Western Conference.
The Silvertips hold a five point lead for first place in the U.S. Division.
The Silvertips have 10 games to play.
The Silvertips have clinched a playoff berth for the 15th straight season, the longest current streak in the WHL.
The Silvertips have a magic number of 13 to clinch home ice advantage in the opening round of the playoffs.
IF THE PLAYOFFS BEGAN TODAY: The Silvertips would face the Seattle Thunderbirds in the first round.
NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)
DATE OPPONENT TIME SITE RADIO
2/25/18 SPOKANE 4:05pm A.O.T.W. Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
3/2/18 KELOWNA 7:35pm A.O.T.W. Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
3/3/18 SEATTLE 7:05pm A.O.T.W. Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
LAST GAME (EVT 2 – VAN 1 / 2-23-18): Carter Hart furnished 29 saves and Martin Fasko-Rudas’ second period goal stood as the game winner as the Everett Silvertips toppled the Vancouver Giants in a 2-1 victory before 2,536 fans at Langley Events Centre on Friday in WHL action. The Silvertips maintained their U.S. Division lead (9 points) and Western Conference lead (5 points) while reducing their magic number to 13 points, outright, to clinch home ice advantage in the opening round of the WHL Playoffs. Connor Dewar opened the scoring and the combo of Matt Fonteyne and Garrett Pilon each added a pair of assists.
TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS
- TORRID TIPS: The Tips are 36-7-1-3 in the last 47 games and finished 9-3-0-1 in January… they have won 30 of the last 37 games … Matt Fonteyne led the Silvertips in January – and the entire league – with 25 points in 13 games and added 12 goals … they have 4 games of scoring 8 goals or more.
- 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 … has twice tied his career high of 5 points … he needs one goal to surpass Tyler Maxwell for the Tips all-time goal record (108).
- WA TIES: Did you know? In its 15th season of WHL play, the Everett Silvertips have three players originally hailing from the state of Washington: forwards Luke Ormsby (Everett), Dawson Butt (Buckley), and defenseman Wyatte Wylie (Everett) … both Ormsby and Wylie originally skated in the Everett Youth Hockey program.
- AGAINST THE U.S. DIVISION: The Tips are 19-9-2-2 against their opponents from the U.S. Division … they play six of their final 10 games against U.S. Division opponents.
- SPECIAL DELIVERIES: For the Silvertips special teams, the penalty kill is 1st in the WHL (84.2) … the Tips power play went 5-of-9 on Jan. 7 vs. Victoria, tying a franchise record for most power play goals in one game (5) … they are 5-of-9 in the last three games … Matt Fonteyne leads the Silvertips with 14 power play goals.
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