PORTLAND, Ore. — It took a little extra effort, but the Everett Silvertips are returning home with back-to-back road victories.
Matt Fonteyne and Patrick Bajkov found the net in a shootout as Everett defeated the host Portland Winterhawks 4-3 Sunday in a Western Hockey League game played before 4,266 fans at Veteran’s Coliseum.
Fonteyne’s wrister ended the shootout in walk-off fashion. He was Everett’s fourth shooter after Bajkov and Portland’s Kieffer Bellows scored in the initial three-round shootout.
The Tips (27-16-1-1, 56 points) have won four straight and play host to Tri-City at 4:05 p.m. today at Angel of the Winds Arena.
Everett is tied in points for the U.S. Division lead with Portland (26-13-1-2, 56 points) though the Winterhawks have two games in hand.
Fonteyne added a goal and an assist in regulation. Bajkov added two assists.
The Tips took a 2-1 lead into the final period, but Portland battled back twice to tie the game in the final frame.
Bellows tied it 2-2 with a wrister from the right circle at 1:18, but six minutes later Connor Dewar put the Tips back in front when he redirected a power-play shot past Kehler.
Then Skyler McKenzie’s second goal of the game came at 15:26.
The Tips killed a four-minute double minor penalty in the final moments to force the extra session.
Overtime solved nothing and forced the shootout.
Everett trailed 1-0 through one period, but turned the game around in just 1:16. Fonteyne’s power-play goal between the circles at 13:33 tied the contest 1-1.
Then Martin Fasko-Rudas potted a rebound of a Bryce Kindopp shot at 14:49 to give Everett a 2-1 lead.
That’s how it remained at the second intermission.
The Winterhawks took the initial lead during their first power play in the first period. McKenzie tapped in a loose puck for Portland’s first goal at 13:48, with Cody Glass and Joachim Blichfeld earning assists.
McKenzie had two goals and Bellows had a goal and an assist for Portland.
Everett finished 2-for-6 on the power play. Portland was 1-for-5.
Silvertips 4, Winterhawks 3, SO
Everett 0 2 1 0—4
Portland 1 0 2 0—3
1st Period—1, Portland, McKenzie 32 (Glass, Blichfeld), 13:48 (PP). Penalties-Cholowski Por (hooking), 5:20; MacKenzie Por (tripping), 10:55; Richards Evt (tripping), 13:11.
2nd Period—2, Everett, Fonteyne 25 (Bajkov, Davis), 13:33 (PP). 3, Everett, Fasko-Rudas 2 (Kindopp, Vala), 14:49. Penalties-served by Bellows Por (too many men), 8:49; Dewar Evt (slashing), 10:33; MacEachern Por (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 12:36; Fasko-Rudas Evt (tripping), 16:23.
3rd Period—4, Portland, Bellows 22 (Cholowski), 1:18. 5, Everett, Dewar 19 (Bajkov, Fonteyne), 7:18 (PP). 6, Portland, McKenzie 33 (Bellows, Jokiharju), 15:26. Penalties-Bellows Por (roughing), 7:10; Bellows Por (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 7:18; Sutter Evt (slashing), 10:16; Pilon Evt (high sticking, high sticking), 15:39.
OT—No Scoring. Penalties—No Penalties
Shootout— Everett 2 (Pilon NG, Bajkov G, Dewar NG, Fonteyne G), Portland 1 (Blichfeld NG, Glass NG, Bellows G, Hughes NG).
Shots on Goal—Everett 14-15-10-3-1-43. Portland 6-12-7-2-0-27.
Power Play Opportunities—Everett 2/6; Portland 1/6.
Goalies—Everett, Hart 14-3-0-1 (27 shots-24 saves). Portland, Kehler 21-9-1-2 (42 shots-39 saves).