The Americans won 3-1 to take a 2-0 lead in the series. Ryan Murray's blast from the right point ended Ty Rimmer's shutout bid with 1:03 to play in the game.
The league will take a look at the two major penalties. We'll have to wait and see what happens.
The Silvertips remained with their "If you can't beat them, beat them up" style of play in the second.
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Cody Fowlie got sent to the showers at 4:20 of the second for a check from behind on Patrick Holland. Holland has his back to the ice and Fowlier blindsided him and doubled him over the Everett bench dash boards with the gate to the bench open.
Jesse Mychan and Derek Ryckman came to his defense, and got 10 minute misconducts for the defense of their teammate.
Again, the Silvertips paid for their sins. Adam Hughesman scored on the ensuing power play to give Tri-City a 3-0 lead.
Let's see what the third period brings.
The Americans have a 2-0 lead, but it came at the expense of their players.
Everett's Manraj Hayer checked Drydn Dow from behind just 2:34 into the game. He left holding his right arm — word has it he broke his arm. Hayer got a double minor.
The Americans didn't score on that power play, but when Ryan Harrison blindsided Jesse Mychan (who did not have the puck), Tri-City got a 5-minute power play and came away with goals by Patrick Holland and Mason Wilgosh.
Everett, will be without Harrison the rest of the game. It's only fair. Hitting a player who has no chance to defend himself is what the league has deemed unacceptable. I'm sure Harrison may be suspended for another game or two once the league takes a look. In my opinion, sit Hayer as well.
Intent to injure is not part of the game.
Game 2 of the Tri-City-Everett series tonight here at Toyota Center. The Americans won Game 1 7-2 on Friday.
Everett has made the playoff every year of its 9-year existence, but have lost in the first round the last four seasons. It could be five seasons unless they can muster a better outing than last night.
To catch you up on the Western Conference playoff scene from Friday night:
Portland beat Kelowna 6-3 behind a Ty Rattie hat trick.
Vancouver beat Spokane 7-5. The Chiefs will be missing D-man Brendan Kichton tonight. Word has it he has a broken jaw.
Kamloops beat Victoria 4-1. That series is on Shaw TV.
Ams radio man Craig West, who is a walking history book of hockey, passed this on to me:
Both Western Conference coach of the year Jim Hiller, and Eastern Conferene Coach of the Year Pat Conacher of Regina are ex- L.A. Kings and played together in 92-93 for Barry Melrose. Jim was dealt later that year to Detroit. Funny that Jim didn't mention that, but he tends to focus more on his players than himself.
Tonight, Ty Rimmer is in goal for the Americans, while Kent Simpson is in goal for Everett.
Jimmy Butcher is singing the National Anthem.
Puck drops in 5.