EDMONTON, Alberta — The Everett Silvertips jumped out to a two-goal lead after the first period, but ultimately fell to the Eastern Conference-leading Edmonton Oil Kings 4-3 in a shootout on Wednesday at Rogers Place.
Gage Goncalves and Michal Gut scored in the first as the Silvertips raced out to and early lead against the team with the best record in the Western Hockey League.
But Dylan Guenther and Carter Souch each scored in the second period as the Oil Kings pulled even at 2-2 heading into the intermission.
The teams traded third-period goals, Liam Keller for Edmonton and Bryce Kindopp for Everett, before a scoreless overtime sent the game to a shootout, which the Oil Kings won 2-1.
Keegan Karki stopped 42 of 45 shots as the Silvertips (25-8-2-1) came away with a point in the tough road matchup.
Sebastian Cossa stopped 34 of 37 shots for Edmonton (25-7-5-2), which earlier in the day swung a big trade to acquire 20-year-old goaltender Beck Warm from the Tri-City Americans.