Overtime Battle Goes To Everett
The Prince George Cougars have now earned at least a point in three straight games. Friday night in Everett, the Prince George Cougars dropped a 2-1 overtime decision to the Everett Silvertips. Kevin Davis netted the OT winner for the home team with 1:38 remaining in the extra period. Brogan O’Brien had the Cougars lone goal which came in the third period and once again goaltender Ty Edmonds was terrific making 36 saves on 38 shots faced.
Through the first 40 minutes of the game neither team was able to solve the opposing goaltender. Ty Edmonds made 14 first period saves and then added nine more in the second. At the other end Carter Hart was just as sharp making eight first period saves and then six additional stops in the middle frame.
Everett thought they had scored late in the second period when Dawson Leedahl snuck a shot past Edmonds, but the official immediately signaled no goal and ruled that there had been accidental interference on the Cougars veteran netminder.
Finally at the 4:53 mark of third period the Silvertips were able to solve Ty Edmonds. Dawson Leedahl parked himself in front of the Cougars net and quickly one-timed home a Carson Stadnyk pass from the corner for his third of the season. Their lead would last a grand total of two minutes and seven seconds.
Back came the Cougars on a rush of their own, and as he’s done so often early on in the season, Cougars rookie forward Brogan O’Brien came through for his team. Chargin hard towards the Everett net, O’Brien accepted a Brad Morrison cross-ice pass, outwaited Carter Hart and then tucked the puck past his right pad and home for his sixth goal of the season.
Both teams had their share of chances in the final minutes, but Edmonds and Hart were equal to the task. Edmonds made a clutch stop off of Patrick Bajkov from in close, and Hart got just enough of a Kody McDonald wraparound attempt to keep the game even.
60 minutes wasn’t enough and for the first time in 2015-16, the Prince George Cougars were headed for three-on-three overtime.
Kevin Davis ended the game for his team when he raced down the right wing on an odd-man rush. Davis tried to center a pass to his teammate, but the puck instead deflected off a diving Cougars forward and into the net past Ty Edmonds to end the game. It was the first goal of the season for the veteran Silvertips defenceman.
The Silvertips outshot the Cougars 38-24 through 60-plus minutes. Neither team was able to convert on the power play as Everett went zero-for-five and the Cougars went zero-for-four.
With the OT loss the Cougars earn a valuable single point, and their record now sits at 8-6-1-0. They will now head to Kamloops and will battle the Blazers less than 24 hours later at the Sandman Center.