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Special Thanks to Kyle Beach

Beach might have given the Tbirds the win tonight all by himself and Seattle clinches home ice advantage with a 3-1 win over the Silvertips.

The turning point in the game was the Checking from Behind Major by Beach at the 7:53 mark of the third period. Seattle then converts two Power Play goals by Bud Holloway (his 39th) and Greg Scott (his 38th) to take a 3-1 lead.

He cost the Silvertips a goal in the 1st period when a goal was waived off while Beach got a penalty and Seattle also converted on the Power Play created by a Beach in the first skirmish in the 1st period.

Seattle still had to convert all of those opportunities and give credit to the leaders, Holloway and Scott for getting the two big goals in the 3rd for the win.

David Richard also had a strong game getting assists on both of the extended Power Play goals.

Riku Helenius was back to dominating Everett with 34 saves in 35 shots to avenge the disaster in his previous outing in Everett. Even with the disallowed goal, I'm a little surprised he did not receive any of the three stars. Riku was especially big in the second period that saw him make 17 saves on 18 shots when Everett dominated the action for most of the period.

As I stated earlier... with the win Seattle will host Games 1 and 2 at Key Arena next Friday and Saturday against an opponent still to be determined. Kelowna holds the 1 point lead over Everett but has only one game left against P.G. If they can earn the win they will force the Tips to get 3 points out of their last two games.


Tristan said...

Who did Beach hit for the major? Did anyone get injured? I'm so glad we won! It's great to see Beach stand up and be the player he has always been: Selfish.

Kodi said...

He hit Olson and he laid on the ice for a bit and was helped off. He was also on the ice a few minutes later. Not sure though how hurt he was or if he was. I think he was taking a page out of Beach's book.

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