Silvertips bounce back from loss, beat Giants

Niko Huuhtanen scores twice in Everett’s 5-2 win over Vancouver.

Kevin Clark / The Herald

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Yan Khomenko signals for substitution Sunday night at Xfinity Arena in Everett, Wa on September 6th, 2015

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Shot on: 09/06/15

EVERETT — Niko Huuhtanen scored twice and the Everett Silvertips rebounded from a Friday loss to Vancouver to beat the Giants 5-2 on Saturday at Angel of the Winds Arena.

Huuhtanen scored both goals in the first period and Hunter Campbell and Jackson Berezowski added goals in the second as the Silvertips raced out to a 4-0 lead.

Connor Horning scored for Vancouver early in the third to cut the deficit to three, but Jacob Wright answered with a goal to for Everett.

Zack Ostapchuk added a late goal for Vancouver.

Koen MacInnes stopped 29 of 31 shots for Everett (40-10-3-5).

Connor Martin started for Vancouver (23-30-4-0) and saved 23 of 28 shots before Will Gurski entered and saved all 11 shots he faced.

Everett wraps up its weekend with a 4:05 p.m. home game on Sunday against Spokane.

Silvertips 5, Giants 2

Vancouver 0 0 2 — 2

Everett 2 2 1 — 5

1st Period-1, Everett, Huuhtanen 31 (Zellweger, Swetlikoff), 2:22 (PP). 2, Everett, Huuhtanen 32 (Zellweger, Gibson), 16:39. Penalties-Cotton Van (tripping), 1:38; Palmieri Van (hooking), 7:29; Wright Evt (tripping), 8:28; Wright Evt (checking to the head), 12:53; Lambos Evt (tripping), 19:14.

2nd Period-3, Everett, Campbell 20 (Hemmerling, Hofer), 16:56 (PP). 4, Everett, Berezowski 41 (Zellweger, Huuhtanen), 19:19 (PP). Penalties-Swetlikoff Evt (elbowing), 3:18; Campbell Evt (tripping), 4:27; Ng Evt (major – checking to the head, game misconduct), 10:33; Toth Van (high sticking), 15:12; Semeniuk Van (tripping), 19:11; Lambos Evt (slashing), 19:56.

3rd Period-5, Vancouver, Horning 10 (Boucher, Mount), 1:23 (PP). 6, Everett, Wright 19 (Huuhtanen, Sutter), 1:55. 7, Vancouver, Ostapchuk 19 (Lysell, Horning), 8:39 (PP). Penalties-Camazzola Van (interference), 4:07; Hofer Evt (cross checking), 7:18; Swetlikoff Evt (cross checking), 7:18.

Shots on Goal-Vancouver 12-13-6-31. Everett 10-16-13-39.

Power Play Opportunities-Vancouver 2 / 9; Everett 3 / 5.

Goalies-Vancouver, Martin 1-4-1-0 (28 shots-23 saves); Gurski 5-11-2-0 (11 shots-11 saves). Everett, MacInnes 18-5-0-3 (31 shots-29 saves).

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