The Americans kicked off their round one playoff series against the Everett Silvertips tonight at Angel of the Winds Arena. Tri-City struggled to find offense and ultimately fell 6-1.
Through the eight-game regular season series between the two teams Americans goaltender Beck Warm faced an average of 40 shots per game. Warm once again started in net for Tri-City tonight. The 19-year-old netminder stopped 42 of 47 shots faced.
Everett took the first lead of the night when Connor Dewar netted a rebound goal on their 17th shot of the night, assisted by Martin Fasko-Rudas at 17:44. Silvertips out shot the Americans 17-3 through the first twenty minutes.
The score held at 1-0 until Dewar added his second of the night at 6:54 third period. Max Patterson added another extending Everett’s lead to three at 12:34. Americans captain Nolan Yaremko responded four seconds later putting Tri-City on the board.
Everett added three more goals late in the third period including an empty net and power play goal.
Final Score: 6-1 EVT
The Americans will return tomorrow for Game 2 against the Silvertips. Game 3 + 4 will be in Tri-City next week. Tickets available online here.