Leading scorer Josh Winquist recorded his 31st goal of the season in defeat, putting him third in the league.  Kohl Bauml netted his 11th goal of the season in the third period, with Darcy DeRoose and Ivan Nikolishin picking up the helpers.  Everett was scoreless on six powerplay opportunities as the ‘Hawks scored three times in the second period to move ahead to stay.

The teams exchanged goals in a 29-second span of the opening period, leaving the game tied after 20 minutes.  The ‘Tips opened up scoring as Josh Winquist pulled the puck off the boards past the top of the circle and fired a shot to the top corner.  The Winterhawks responded however when Oliver Bjorkstrand intercepted a pass in the Everett zone and lifted the puck over the shoulder of goaltender Austin Lotz.  Shots were 10-5 in favor of the Hawks following the first frame.

Moments after a Silvertips penalty expired early in the second, Portland got the puck to the net and Bjorkstrand notched his second goal of the night.  Brendan Leipsic made it 3-1midway through the period, tapping in a nice pass from Paul Bittner in front off the rebound of a point shot.  The Winterhawks tear continued as Bjorkstrand scored on a 2-on-1 rush to complete his hat trick and put the Hawks up by three.  Everett trailed 25-23 on the shot clock after 40 minutes of play.

The ‘Hawks made it 5-1 early in the third on a goal from Chase De Leo and added powerplay tally from Keegan Iverson at 12:08.  Everett got on the board for a second time with five minutes remaining when Ivan Nikolishin fed a streaking Kohl Bauml in front, who backhanded a shot past Burke to provide the final 6-2 margin.

Austin Lotz (18-15-3-1) turned away 32 of 36 shots in net for Everett as Portland finished with a 38-29 advantage on the shot clock.  Brendan Burke (27-10-2-2) made 27 saves for the Winterhawks.   The Silvertips killed off three of four powerplay opportunities for the Winterhawks.

The ‘Tips travel to Portland to for their third game against the ‘Hawks in six days Wednesday night at 7:00 pm, with broadcast coverage starting at 6:30 on Fox Sports 1380 AM.  Everett then returns home for back-to-back weekend games at Comcast Arena, hosting the Seattle Thunderbirds on Friday and the Spokane Chiefs on Saturday.