EVERETT — The first three times the Everett Silvertips and Kamloops Blazers played this season the result were one-goal victories for the Tips.
On Friday nothing changed much as the Blazers prevailed 3-2 in overtime in front of 4,612 fans, among them parents of the players on Silvertips Parents Weekend at Xfinity Arena.
Kamloops winger Deven Sideroff scored the game-winner at 1:25 in the overtime session as the Blazers escaped with the victory after surrendering a two-goal lead in the final period.
It was the second overtime game among the four between the two teams this season. It was also the second straight game in which the Silvertips erased a deficit of at least two goals in the final period to force overtime.
The Silvertips (35-20-4-2, 76 points) picked up a point in the standings and remained five points up on second-place Seattle, which won at Tri-City on Friday. The two teams square off at 6 p.m. Saturday night at the ShoWare Center in Kent.
Kamloops (28-24-5-4, 65 points) remains in the eighth and final playoff position in the Western Conference and moved four points up on surging Tri-City.
Everett played with a full complement of 18 skaters for the first time in several weeks as forward Brandon Ralph and defenseman Lucas Skrumeda returned to the lineup. But star defenseman Noah Juulsen was scratched with an upper-body injury.
The Blazers built a 2-0 lead through two periods, but the Tips scored twice in the final 20 minutes to force the extra session.
The Tips first reached the scoreboard at 6:55 in the third period. Matt Fonteyne won a power-play faceoff and played the puck straight to Carson Stadnyk in the slot who put it past Ingram to cut the lead to 2-1.
With 2:01 to go in the game, Constantine pulled goaltender Mario Petit for an extra skater and Remi Laurencelle flicked the tying goal past Ingram with 31 seconds to play to knot the game at 2-2.
Laurencelle appeared to give the Tips the lead on the power play two minutes into the game with his slap shot from the left circle. But the officials waved it off, ruling that Everett forward Yan Khomenko was in the crease.
Kamloops took the 1-0 lead when an Everett turnover in its own zone found its way to the stick of Matt Revel, whose wrister snuck over Petit’s right shoulder at 17:44 in the opening period.
The Blazers pushed the lead to 2-0 at 14:32 when Quinn Benjafield redirected Dawson Davidson’s point shot and the puck dribbled past the prone Petit. Kamloops took that two-goal lead into the third.
Petit finished with 24 saves while Ingram tallied 34.
Kamloops 3, Silvertips 2 (OT)
Kamloops 1 1 0 1 — 3
Everett 0 0 2 0 — 2
1st Period—1, Kamloops, Revel 18 (Kryski, Quinney), 17:44. Penalties—Smejkal Kam (hooking), 0:48.
2nd Period—2, Kamloops, Benjafield 8 (Davidson, Smejkal), 14:32. Penalties—No Penalties
3rd Period—3, Everett, Stadnyk 18 (Fonteyne), 6:55 (PP). 4, Everett, Laurencelle 28 (Davis, Bajkov), 19:29. Penalties—Pilon Kam (hooking), 2:34; Davidson Kam (holding), 6:52; Skoleski Evt (hooking), 9:17.
OT Period—5, Kamloops, Sideroff 18 (Shirley, Davidson), 1:25. Penalties—No Penalties
Shots on Goal—Kamloops 9-11-5-2-27. Everett 14-8-14-0-36.
Power Play Opportunities—Kamloops 0 / 1; Everett 1 / 3.
Goalies—Kamloops, Ingram 25-14-5-4 (36 shots-34 saves). Everett, Petit 2-1-3-0 (27 shots-24 saves).
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