EVERETT, Wash. - Liam Stewart scored 2:54 into overtime and Eric Williams turned away 31 Everett shots as the Spokane Chiefs scored a 1-0 overtime win in Everett over the Silvertips Saturday night. With the victory, Spokane improved to 5-1 on the season and with 10 points are tied with Seattle for first place in the U.S. Division.
Everett outshot Spokane 7-5 in a scoreless first period. The two teams put up 11 shots each in the second as the Chiefs went 0-2 on the power play and a perfect 3-3 on the penalty kill. Williams made several spectacular saves in the period, including a glove save of a Dawson Leedahl shot midway through the period that looked to be goal bound. Everett would get the only power play of the third period and control the play offensively, outshooting the Chiefs 13-3, but Williams turned away every Silvertips shot to send the game to overtime.
In the overtime, Mitch Holmberg stole the puck and found Stewart down the left wing. Stewart's shot beat Everett goalie Austin Lotz for Stewart's second goal of the season. The assist was Holmberg's team leading 10th of the season and extended Holmberg's point scoring streak to 6 straight. Spokane was outshot 31-21 in the game, going 0-2 on the power play and 4-4 on the penalty kill.
Spokane will return home to host the B.C. Division leading Kelowna Rockets Tuesday night at 7:05pm at the Spokane Arena.
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