KENT — Kyle Crnkovic scored midway through the third period to tie the game, and Gracyn Sawchyn potted the game-winner just 2 minutes into overtime as the Seattle Thunderbirds rallied for a 2-1 win over the rival Everett Silvertips on Saturday night at ShoWare Center.
The loss was the Silvertips’ third straight after returning from a long road trip, and their first overtime or shootout defeat of the season.
After a scoreless first period, Roan Woodward gave Everett the lead with a goal on assists from Eric Jamieson and Olen Zellweger at 4:52 in the second. The goal was Woodward’s second of the season.
Braden Holt started in goal and stopped 28 of 30 shots for Everett (12-7-1-0).
Thomas Milic made 21 saves on 21 shots for Seattle (13-3-1-0).
The Silvertips return to the ice when the host Portland at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday at Angel of the Winds Arena.
Thunderbirds 2, Silvertips 1 (OT)
Everett 0 1 0 0 — 1
Seattle 0 0 1 1 — 2
1st Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Sytsma Evt (delay of game), 0:22; Mynio Sea (boarding), 2:43.
2nd Period-1, Everett, Woodward 2 (Jamieson, Zellweger), 4:52 (PP). Penalties-Woodward Evt (slashing), 2:37; Ciona Sea (interference), 3:28; Ciona Sea (slashing), 7:45; served by Quiring Evt (too many men), 10:47; Sytsma Evt (high sticking), 12:20.
3rd Period-2, Seattle, Crnkovic 8 (Hanzel, Sanders), 8:19 (PP). Penalties-Quiring Evt (tripping), 6:34; Sanders Sea (tripping), 18:57.
OT Period-3, Seattle, Sawchyn 5 (Schaefer, Milic), 2:04. Penalties-No Penalties
Shots on Goal-Everett 8-7-5-2-22. Seattle 9-9-9-3-30.
Power Play Opportunities-Everett 1 / 4; Seattle 1 / 5.
Goalies-Everett, Holt 10-6-1-0 (30 shots-28 saves). Seattle, Milic 8-2-1-0 (22 shots-21 saves).
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