Luding Leads T-Birds To Shootout Win Over Silvertips

Chris Mast

T-Birds goalie has 41 saves in 3-2 shootout win over Everett

EVERETT, February 17, 2018 — Seattle Thunderbirds goalie Dorrin Luding made 41 saves Saturday night at the Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett to lead the T-Birds to a 3-2 shootout win over the Everett Silvertips.

Luding made a pad save on Garrett Pilon, Everett’s first shooter in the shootout. Noah Philp was the T-Birds first shooter. He skated at Everett goalie Carter Hart, faked a forehand shot, brought the puck to his backhand and put the puck over Hart.

Matt Fonteyne, the second Everett shooter, beat Luding with a shot over the glove. Zack Andrusiak was the T-Birds second shooter. He skated down center ice and from the low slot beat Hart with a slap shot.

Patrick Bajkov came up for Everett needing to score to keep his team in the game. Luding made a solid glove save on Bajkov to seal the win.

Luding made 21 saves in the third period to keep the game tied 2-2 and force overtime. In the second period he had 12 saves as the T-Birds killed off four Everett power plays. Luding’s record is now 9-12-1-0.

The T-Birds are in the second wild card playoff spot in the Western Conference standings. They are one point behind the Tri-City Americans for the first wild card playoff spot and four points behind the Spokane Chiefs for third place in the US Division. Next up for the T-Birds is the Chiefs on Sunday at 5:05pm at accesso ShoWare Center.

Everett (37-17-2-3) went in front 1-0 at 16:54 of the first period on a goal from Martin Fasko-Rudas. Luke Ormsby had the only assist.

Both teams had nine shots on goal in the first period.

Seattle (28-20-7-2) tied the game 1-1 1:42 into the second period on a power-play goal from Blake Bargar. Jarret Tyszka took a shot from center ice with traffic in front of Hart. The puck rebounded off Hart to Bargar in the low slot and he whipped it past the goalie. Philp had the second assist.

The T-Birds took a 2-1 lead less than three minutes after their first goal. Nolan Volcan worked the puck from behind the Everett net up to Tyszka at the left point. Tyszka took as with Andrusiak screening Hart. Tyszka’s shot beat the goalie on the glove side for his seventh goal of the season. Matthew Wedman had the second assist on the goal.

The Silvertips tied the game 2-2 at 16:20 of the second on a goal from Riley Sutter. Pilon and Jake Christiansen had the assists.

Seattle outshot Everett 15-12 in the second period and led 24-21 in shots after two periods.

Hart made 30 saves and his record is 23-4-1-3.

T-Birds single game tickets for the 2017-18 season are currently on sale online on the T-Birds website and at the accesso ShoWare Center box office.


First period – 1, Everett, Fasko-Rudas 4 (Ormsby), 16:54. Penalties – Wedman, Sea (hooking), 7:49. Bargar, Sea (unsportsmanlike conduct), 19:06. Ormsby, Evt (unsportsmanlike conduct), 19:06.

Second period – 2, Seattle, Bargar 11 (Tyszka, Philp), 1:42 (pp). 3, Seattle, Tyszka 7 (Volcan, Wedman), 4:26. 4, Everett, Sutter 23 (Pilon, Christiansen), 16:20. Penalties – Fonteyne, Evt (cross checking), 1:20. Strand, Sea (high-sticking), 5:41. Ottenbreit, Sea (holding), 6:44. MacLean, Sea (roughing), 9:43. Ottenbreit, Sea (interference), 18:39.

Third period – No scoring. Penalties – Bajkov, Evt (slashing), 4:55.

Overtime – No scoring. Penalties – No penalties.

Shootout – Seattle 2 (Philp G, Andrusiak G). Everett 1 (Pilon NG, Fonteyne G, Bajkov NG).

Shots on goal – Seattle 9-15-7-1-1 33, Everett 9-12-21-1-0 43. Goalies – Seattle, Luding 43 shots-41 saves (9-12-1-0); Everett, Hart 32-30 (23-4-1-3). Power plays – Seattle 1-2; Everett 0-5. A – 8,238. Referees – Mike Campbell, Bryan Bourdon. Linesmen – Nick Bilko, Michael McGowan.

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