Silvertips fall to Americans on back-to-back nights

Tri-City breaks open a tied game with four goals in the final period and beats Everett 5-2.

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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KENNEWICK — Tri-City broke open a tied game with four goals in the final period as the last-place Americans won 5-2 on Saturday evening and beat the first-place Everett Silvertips for the second time in two nights.

After a scoreless first period the teams traded goals in the second. Rhett Melnyk scored first for Tri-City before Jackson Berezowski tied it up at 1-1 with a goal for Everett.

Then the flood gates opened for the Americans.

Jake Sloan, Samuel Cho and Sasha Mutala scored unanswered goals in the third period to give Tri-City a 4-1 lead.

Ryan Hofer potted a goal to pull Everett to within two, but Tyson Greenway added an empty-net score for the Americans to seal the game.

Braden Holt stopped 32 of 36 shots for Everett (19-5-1-1).

Nick Avakyan stopped 34 of 36 shots for Tri-City (7-12-3-0).

Americans 5, Silvertips 2

Everett 0 1 1 — 2

Tri-City 0 1 4 — 5

1st Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Wright Evt (inter. on goaltender), 10:23; Dragicevic Tc (slashing), 19:39.

2nd Period-1, Tri-City, Melnyk 3 (Haynes, Huo), 2:12. 2, Everett, Berezowski 19 (Gut, Lambos), 3:23. Penalties-Whittle Evt (tripping), 5:31.

3rd Period-3, Tri-City, Sloan 9 (Greenway, Serraglio), 1:27. 4, Tri-City, Huo 6 (Melnyk, Feenan), 5:04. 5, Tri-City, Mutala 7 (Moravec, Serraglio), 11:00. 6, Everett, Hofer 8 (Gut), 11:54. 7, Tri-City, Greenway 2 (Serraglio, Dragicevic), 19:03 (EN). Penalties-Ng Evt (tripping), 2:08; Swetlikoff Evt (hooking), 3:33; Lajoie Tc (holding), 3:33; Huuhtanen Evt (roughing), 8:05; Feenan Tc (roughing), 8:05; Whittle Evt (roughing), 12:45; Huo Tc (roughing), 12:45; Hemmerling Evt (major-boarding, game misconduct), 13:53; Mutala Tc (tripping), 16:04.

Shots on Goal-Everett 11-12-13-36. Tri-City 9-13-15-37.

Power Play Opportunities-Everett 0 / 5; Tri-City 0 / 8.

Goalies-Everett, Holt 10-3-1-1 (36 shots-32 saves). Tri-City, Avakyan 2-3-1-0 (36 shots-34 saves).

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