Zach Yuen's goal at 18:53 of overtime, off a nice pass from Malte Strömwall, sends the Americans to the second round of the WHL playoffs.
Ty Rimmer finishes with 42 saves to win his first playoff series.
Ryan Harrison, Ryan Murray and Josh Caron score for Everett to tie at 3 and send into overtime. Caron's goal came with 40.4 seconds left in regulation.
Ty Rimmer has stopped all 23 Everett shots through two periods as the Americans lead 3-0.
Brendan Shinnimin scored in the first period, and Mason Wilgosh and Mitch Topping found the net in the second.
Tri-City has been playing good defense and their backcheck has been outstanding.
Tonight could be the last the Tri-City Americans see the Everett Silvertips this season.
With a 3-0 series lead, a win tonight would put the Americans in the second round against a yet-to-be-named opponent.
Only one team, the 1996 Spokane Chiefs, rallied from an 0-3 deficit to win a playoff series.
The Americans will be shorthanded tonight with Patrick Holland serving a one-game suspension for a major clipping penalty Tuesday night. Also, rugged forward Jesse Mychan is lost for the rest of the season.
According to Tri-City GM Bob Tory, Mychan's right Achille’s tendon was sliced during the game Tuesday night. He will have surgery next week. Rehab is expected to be 6 months.
The suspension on Everett’s Manraj Hayer came down today — 3 games for his hit on Drydn Dow. Dow suffered a broken right arm last Saturday in Game 2.
Tonight, Ty Rimmer is back in goal for the Americans. He had a 4-0 shutout in game 3 with 23 saves. Sam Grist and Zach Yuen are on the blue line, while Brendan Shinnimin, Adam Hughesman and Mason Wilgosh are up front.
For Everett, Kent Simpson is giving it another go in net. He's 0-3 in the series, but he has been their best player. Brennan Yadlowski and Ryan Murray are starting on D, while Cody Fowlie, Kohl Bauml and Ryan Harrison are the forwards.
A few tidbits from around the league:
From Prince George: A trio of Cougars, including former Americans forward Spencer Asuchak, signed professional contracts.
Asuchak joined the Ontario Reign of the ECHL, while D-man Cody Carlson is headed to the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees of the CHL, and forward Campbell Elynuik is off to the Adirondack Phantoms of the AHL.
From Spokane: The Chiefs confirmed Tuesday morning that D Brendan Kichton had surgery to repair a broken jaw suffered last Friday in Game 1 of their series with Vancouver. Kitchton was struck in the face by a puck.
From Kamloops: The Blazers haven’t won a playoff series since the spring of 1999 when they beat the Americans in the Western Conference final. They have a 3-0 lead over the Victoria Royals in their first-round series. Game 4 is tonight in Victoria.