Portland’s Gabe Klaassen makes a goal past Everett’s Koen MacInnes to win in the penalty shootout Saturday evening at the Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Portland’s Gabe Klaassen makes a goal past Everett’s Koen MacInnes to win in the penalty shootout Saturday evening at the Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Silvertips rally late, fall to Winterhawks in shootout

Everett scores twice in the final five minutes to force overtime, but can’t complete the big comeback in a 7-6 loss.

EVERETT — The Everett Silvertips scored twice in the final five minutes of regulation to force overtime, but ultimately fell to the U.S. Division-rival Portland Winterhawks 7-6 in a shootout on Saturday evening at Angel of the Winds Arena.

Gabe Klassen scored the lone goal in the shootout to give Portland the key division victory.

Klassen also scored the first goal of the game, and Tyson Kozak added another, as the Winterhawks jumped out to an early 2-1 lead after the opening period.

Jacob Wright potted his ninth goal of the season in the first period for Everett.

The teams traded two goals each in the second period as Portland went into the final intermission with a 4-3 lead.

Luke Schelter and Dawson Pasternak scored for the Winterhawks while Niko Huuhtanen and Alex Swetlikoff found the back of the net for the Silvertips.

Ryan Hofer evened the game at 4-4 with a goal at 4:12 in the final period, but Portland answered back with goals from Kyle Chyzowski and Marek Alscher to take a 6-4 lead.

But Everett would not go quietly.

Swetlikoff scored again at 15:02 and Michal Gut tied the game with a goal at 17:08 to force overtime.

Neither team scored in the extra period and the game ended in the shootout.

Koen MacInnes stopped 32 of 38 shots in goal for Everett (23-6-2-2).

Dante Gianuzzi made 51 saves on 57 shots for Portland (16-11-3-1).

Winterhawks 7, Silvertips 6 (SO)

Portland 2 2 2 0 — 7

Everett 1 2 3 0 — 6

1st Period-1, Portland, Klassen 14 (Stefan), 1:41. 2, Everett, Wright 9 (Hofer, Gibson), 6:34. 3, Portland, Kozak 13 (Nguyen, Chyzowski), 16:21. Penalties-Chyzowski Por (cross checking), 4:17; Campbell Evt (boarding), 11:11; Smith Evt (hooking), 18:20.

2nd Period-4, Everett, Huuhtanen 17 (Hofer, Lambos), 5:30. 5, Everett, Swetlikoff 18 (Anderson), 12:40. 6, Portland, Schelter 3 (Chyzowski), 13:06. 7, Portland, Pasternak 5 (Bevington), 15:07. Penalties-Swetlikoff Evt (tripping), 6:12; Sutter Evt (delay of game), 10:28; O’Brien Por (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 11:46; Campbell Evt (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 11:46; Campbell Evt (roughing), 15:07; Stefan Por (high sticking), 16:13; Alscher Por (high sticking), 17:23.

3rd Period-8, Everett, Hofer 12 (Huuhtanen, Wright), 4:12. 9, Portland, Chyzowski 3 (Nguyen), 5:13. 10, Portland, Alscher 4 (Kozak, Chyzowski), 13:18. 11, Everett, Swetlikoff 19 (Gut, Zellweger), 15:02 (PP). 12, Everett, Gut 8 (Swetlikoff), 17:08. Penalties-Nguyen Por (slashing), 6:28; Pasternak Por (high sticking), 14:40.

OT Period- No Scoring. Penalties-No Penalties

Shootout – Portland 1 (Stefan NG, Klassen G), Everett 0 (Zellweger NG, Gut NG, Swetlikoff NG).

Shots on Goal-Portland 14-14-6-4-1-39. Everett 16-17-21-3-0-57.

Power Play Opportunities-Portland 0 / 5; Everett 1 / 5.

Goalies-Portland, Giannuzzi 12-8-2-1 (57 shots-51 saves). Everett, MacInnes 10-3-0-1 (38 shots-32 saves).


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