KENT, Wash. - Mathew Barzal scored 3:47 into overtime as the Seattle Thunderbirds downed the visiting Everett Silvertips 4-3 on Tuesday in Western Hockey League playoff action.
Scott Eansor had a pair of goals in regulation for the Thunderbirds, who lead the first-round matchup 3-0, and Branden Troock added a single goal.
Patrick Bajkov scored twice for the Silvertips, Mirco Mueller had a goal and an assist and Manraj Hayer assisted on all three of his club's goals.
The Thunderbirds can clinch the series on Friday when the Silvertips host Game 4.
OIL KINGS 4 RAIDERS 3
PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — Riley Kieser broke a 3-3 deadlock at 17:28 of the third period as the Oil Kings edged Prince Albert to go up 3-0 in their first-round series.
Griffin Reinhart, Edgars Kulda and Brett Pollack also scored for Edmonton, which trailed 3-2 after 40 minutes of play.
Tristan Jarry stopped 24 shots for the Oil Kings while Prince Albert's Cole Cheveldave turned away 33-of-37 shots in defeat.
BRONCOS 3 TIGERS 1
SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. — Eetu Laurikainen stopped 30-of-31 shots as the Broncos took Game 3 of their first-round matchup against Medicine Hat.
Cole Sanford scored the lone goal for the Tigers.
Medicine Hat's Marek Langhamer made 36 saves in a losing cause.
ICE 5 HITMEN 4
CRANBROOK, B.C. — Jaedon Descheneau scored the winner with 52 seconds remaining in regulation as Kooteny slipped past Calgary to even its first-round series at two games apiece.
WINTERHAWKS 6 GIANTS 3
VANCOUVER — Brendan Leipsic had two goals and two assists as Portland doubled up the Giants in Game 3 of Round 1 action.
Vancouver got goals from Joel Hamilton, Trent Lofthouse and Alec Baer.
Portland's Brendan Burke made 25 saves for the win as Payton Lee turned away 28-of-34 shots for the Giants.
AMERICANS 4 ROCKETS 3
KENNEWICK, Wash. — Eric Comrie stopped 52 shots, including 34 through the first two periods of play, as Tri-City downed Kelowna to take Game 3 in Round 1 play.
Kelowna's Jordon Cooke made 33 saves in a losing cause.