3rd period slip-ups dooms Silvertips, lose to Tri-City 5-2

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3rd period slip-ups dooms Silvertips, lose to Tri-City 5-2

The game was looking good after the 1st period of tonight’s game 2 matchup, when the Everett Silvertips scored twice on power plays to lead the game after 1 period by a score of 2-1. The Silvertips would go on to lose to the Tri-City Americans by a score of 5-3 as a flurry of 3rd period goals would bury the home team.

Matt Fonteyne would strike early and fast (as he usually does) with the Tips 1st power play goal in the series. The goal came just 12 mintues in and the crowd was going wild. Fast foward to the end of the 1st period and the Americans earned back to back penalties that gave the Tips a 5-3 advantage. Patrick Bajkov would find net against a reeling American’s defense and give the Tips a 2-1 lead.

All was looking good as the Tips had a 20-9 shot advantage. But the Americans would fight back and fire 13 shots in the 2nd, including an Isaac Johnson rocket into the net to tie the game 2-2. Center Garrett Pilon would hit a 3rd goal (9th of the playoffs) to tie the game for the Tips, but the Americans would score 2 more goals. The final goal came on an empty net giving Tri-City the game and equalize the series at 1-1.

The Silvertips will battle the Americans for game 3 in Kennewick on Monday, April 23rd.

Photo: John Rainwaters


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