EVERETT – The Everett Silvertips’ first-round WHL playoff series against the top-seeded Portland Winterhawks continues tonight at Comcast Arena when the puck drops in Game 6 at 7:05 pm. After keeping their season alive with an exciting 3-2 road victory in Game 5, the Silvertips are now looking to even the series at three games apiece and force a deciding Game 7 Wednesday night in Portland.
The ‘Tips surprised the heavily-favored Winterhawks with a 4-3 victory at the Rose Garden to open the series, but then suffered three consecutive losses as Portland grabbed a 3-1 series lead. After two difficult losses on home ice, the Silvertips needed to rebound Saturday night in Game 5 to keep their season alive. Everett built a 3-0 lead through two periods in that contest before holding on in the third to earn a 3-2 victory and extend the series to a Game 6.
Now the underdog Silvertips return to their home ice looking to once again keep the series going. An Everett win tonight would force a decisive seventh game to be played Wednesday night at Portland’s Memorial Coliseum, while a Wintehawks victory would end the season for the ‘Tips.
#8 Everett Silvertips vs. #1 Portland Winterhawks
Game 1 @ Portland: Friday, March 22 W 4-3
Game 2 @ Portland: Saturday, March 23 L 4-1
Game 3 @ Everett: Wednesday, March 27 L 7-3
Game 4 @ Everett: Friday, March 29 L 11-4
Game 5 @ Portland: Saturday, March 30 W 3-2
Game 6 @ Everett: Monday, April 1 7:05 pm
*Game 7 @ Portland: Wednesday, April 3 7:00 pm
* if necessary
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