Mount scores in shootout and has goal and two assists in 5-4 win
KENT, November 16, 2019 — Payton Mount had a goal and two assists and was one of two Seattle Thunderbirds to score in the shootout Saturday night to help lead his team to a 5-4 shootout win over the Portland Winterhawks in front of 5,554 raucous fans at accesso ShoWare Center.
The T-Birds next game is Tuesday against the Winnipeg ICE at 7:05pm at accesso ShoWare Center. The game is the second Dave and Buster’s 2-for-Tuesday of the season. All tickets, hot dogs, popcorn, soda and beer have two-for-one prices. Single game tickets are on sale online on the T-Birds website and at the accesso ShoWare Center box office.
Simon Kubicek was the T-Birds second shooter and he made a move to his right and beat DiLaura high as the goalie lunged to make the save. Cross Hanas was the second shooter for the Winterhawks, needing to score to extend the shootout, and he tried to beat Ross with a backhand shot but put it over the net.
The T-Birds stormed from the bench and mobbed Ross after Hanas missed his attempt.
Portland had 58 seconds of a five-on-three power play five minutes into the second. Mount, Williams and Luke Bateman all blocked shots and goalie Roddy Ross made three solid saves to deny the Winterhawks a second goal.
Gabe Klassen tied the game 4-4 at 9:23 of the third.
Henrik Rybinski was awarded a penalty shot in overtime with 1:14 left when he was taken down on a breakaway. DiLaura made a glove save on Rybinski’s attempt.
The T-Birds are now taking orders for Flex-24 Ticket packages. Fans that purchase the 24-Flex Ticket Package will be able to select any available premium seat for any game, in any ticket combination, during the 2019-20 season.
First period – 1, Portland, Ludvig 9 (Newkirk, Dureau), 4:11 (pp). 2, Seattle, Morozoff 3 (Bruggen-Cate, Mount), 6:41. Penalties – Williamson, Sea (hooking), 2:55. Cicek, Por (interference), 8:59.
Second period – 3, Seattle, Bruggen-Cate 4 (Williams, Mount) 3:14 (pp). 4, Seattle, Mount 2 (Kubicek, Bruggen-Cate), 11:55 (pp). 5, Portland, Stefan 1 (Klassen, Kozak), 16:26. 6, Portland, Dureau 2 (Ludvig, Newkirk), 16:38. Penalties – Newkirk, Por (cross checking), 1:20. Popowich, Sea (tripping), 4:13. Bruggen-Cate, Sea (tripping), 5:15. Davidson, Sea (slashing), 9:43. Hanus, Por (roughing), 9:43. Hanus, Por (tripping), 13:12. Schaefer, Sea (roughing), 13:12. Mount, Sea (tripping), 17:38.
Third period – 7, Seattle, Jeri-Leon 6 (Schaefer, Rempe), 7:59. 8, Portland, Klassen 1 (Cicek), 9:23. Penalties – No penalties.