KENNEWICK, Wash. — Riley Sutter and Reece Vitelli scored in the second period as the Everett Silvertips held on for a 3-1 win over the Tri-City Americans on Thursday in Western Hockey League playoff action.
Everett leads the best-of-seven series 3-1. Game 5 is in Everett, Wash., on Saturday.
Carter Hart made 29 saves in net for the Silvertips and Matt Fonteyne added an empty-net goal with 40 seconds left to play.
Riley Sawchuk replied for Tri-City early in the third period and goaltender Patrick Dea stopped 24-of-26 shots.
Everett was 0 for 2 on the power play and the Americans were 0 for 3 with the man advantage.