Wedman caps four goal outburst for 4-3 win over Vancouver
KENT, March 27, 2019 — The Seattle Thunderbirds came back from a three-goal deficit Wednesday night at accesso ShoWare Center by scoring four unanswered goals, capped off by Matthew Wedman’s game winner at 15:46 of the third period, to secure a 4-3 Game 4 victory over the Vancouver Giants.
The first round playoff series between the T-Birds and Giants is tied 2-2. Game 5 is Friday at 7:30pm at the Langley Events Centre. Game 6 is Saturday at 6:05pm at accesso ShoWare Center.
Vancouver went in front 1-0 at 10:33 of the first period on a goal from Dylan Plouffe.
The Giants took a 2-0 lead with three minutes left in the first on a goal from Brayden Watts.
Vancouver made it a 3-0 lead at 2:19 of the second period on a goal from Davis Koch.
Seattle started the comeback at 5:18 of the second on the power play. Nolan Volcan carried the puck up the right wing the rush. Volcan took a shot from the right circle that was blocked and went behind the net. Keltie Jeri-Leon got the loose puck and skated out into the left circle and then the slot. Jeri-Leon beat Vancouver goalie David Tendeck with a wrist shot over the blocker.
Vancouver pulled Tendeck with 1:10 left in the game for an extra attacker. Seattle goalie Roddy Ross stopped Milos Roman in close all alone with a big save with a minute left. Tyler Carpendale blocked two shots and Simon Kubicek did hard work in the left corner killing time by tying up the puck.
Ross had 26 saves.
Tendeck had 30 saves.
Vancouver vs. Seattle Game 1 At Vancouver 7, Seattle 1
Game 2 Seattle 4, at Vancouver 1
Game 3 Vancouver 6, at Seattle 4
Game 4 At Seattle 4, Vancouver 3
Game 5 Seattle @ Vancouver Friday, March 29, 7:30pm
Game 6 Vancouver @ Seattle Saturday, March 30, 6:05pm
Game 7 Seattle @ Vancouver Tuesday, April 2, 7pm*
First period – 1, Vancouver, Plouffe 3 (Koch, Svejkovsky), 10:33. 2,Vancouver, Watts 2 (Dmytriw, Bafaro), 17:00. Penalties – Richards, Sea (major-checking from behind, game misconduct), 4:16. Plouffe, Van (roughing), 15:45. Kubicek, Sea (interference), 15:45.
Second period – 3, Vancouver, Koch 1 (Nielsen, Kannok Leipert), 2:19. 4, Seattle, Jeri-Leon 1 (Volcan), 5:18 (pp). Penalties – Roman, Van (hooking), 3:30. Philp, Sea (delay of game), 7:01. Hardy, Van (checking to the head), 11:58.
Third period – 5, Seattle, Philp 1 (Kukuca, Tyszka), 7:11. 6, Seattle, Kukuca 3 (Wedman, Philp), 11:13 (pp). 7, Seattle, Wedman 2 (Rybinski), 15:46. Penalties – Byram, Van (tripping), 5:04. Kannok Leipert, Van (cross checking), 10:54.
Shots on goal – Seattle 9-13-12 34, Vancouver 12-11-6 29. Goalies – Seattle, Ross 29 shots-26 saves (2-2); Vancouver, Tendeck 34-30 (1-1). Power plays – Seattle 2-4; Vancouver 0-2. A – 2,270. Referees – Jeff Ingram, Mark Pearce. Linesmen – Ron Dietterle, Mark Heier.