November 28, 2012 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Everett Silvertips
KENT - The Everett Silvertips battled their way back from a three-goal deficit to tie the Seattle Thunderbirds at three Tuesday night before ultimately falling 5-3 at the Showare Center. The loss drops Everett to 0-3 against their cross-town rivals this season as they prepare for a pair of home games this weekend.
Reid Petryk had a hand in all three Everett goals, drawing three assists as the Silvertips stormed back from 3-0 down in the second period. Kohl Bauml, Josh Winquist and Carson Stadnyk scored as the 'Tips evened the game at three before Seattle scored a pair in the third to cement the win. Seattle outshot Everett 38-23.
The Silvertips found themselves with a two-goal deficit after 20 minutes of play. Robert Lipsbergs opened the scoring for Seattle after his shot from the circle was redirected off a body in front and squeaked past Daniel Cotton. The Thunderbirds added another after Cotton made a great pad save to stop an initial shot before Lipsbergs caught the rebound and netted his second of the night.
Seattle scored again in the second before the 'Tips tallied three straight to tie the game. After applying pressure on the powerplay, the Silvertips got caught in their own end and Jesse Forsberg's long shot took an odd bounce that snuck into the net. Everett got on the board with a shorthanded goal of their own midway through the period when Reid Petryk created a turnover and sent a cross-ice pass Kohl Bauml, who backhanded it over Brandon Glover to make it 3-1. Josh Winquist scored on the powerplay five minutes later, slamming home a rebound in front to bring the 'Tips within one. Everett then tied the game late in the period as Carson Stadnyk skated into the circle to release a low shot that beat Brandon Glover.
Lipsbergs completed his hat trick in the opening minutes of the third after a defensive zone turnover by Everett helped Seattle take a 4-3 lead. After a number of great scoring chances for the Silvertips, Justin Hickman extended the T-Birds lead to 5-3 late in the game on a shot off the rush. Both teams finished 1 for 4 on the power-play Daniel Cotton (7-6-0-0) turned away 33 shots while taking the loss in goal. Brandon Glover (11-9-1-0) made 20 saves to earn the win for Seattle.
The 'Tips are back on home ice for a pair of games this weekend at Comcast Arena, starting with a Friday night matchup against the Vancouver Giants at 7:35 pm. Everett will then play host to the Portland Winterhawks Saturday at 7:05 pm.
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