Another quick turnaround with the final game of three in three ahead, and it’s the last of this regular season.
Then, the Silvertips get a breather: five days off, then back to play for Saturday in Kent, Washington.
The Tips are in search of their fifth win in six games for the season series. Vancouver locked up their playoff berth (first time since 13-14) last night in a one-goal win over Kamloops.
AUDIO STREAM: Radio (1380 AM) / Tips App, too
ON THE BROADCAST: (pregame at 1:30 pm)
- Pregame: Connor Dewar, Dennis Williams
- 1st Intermission: WHL This Week
- 2nd Intermission: Tips Talk
The Silvertips hold a seven point lead for first place in the Western Conference and U.S. Division.
The Silvertips have 6 games to play.
The Silvertips have clinched a playoff berth for the 15th straight season, the longest current streak in the WHL.
The Silvertips have a magic number of 7 to clinch home ice advantage in the opening round of the playoffs and a magic number of 9 to clinch the U.S. Division title.
IF THE PLAYOFFS BEGAN TODAY: The Silvertips would face the Seattle Thunderbirds in the first round.
TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS
- TORRID TIPS: The Tips are 39-8-1-3 in the last 51 games and finished 9-1-1-1 in February… they have won 34 of the last 41 games … Garrett Pilon led the Silvertips with 15 points in 12 games during February … they have 4 games of scoring 8 goals or more.
- NOT STANDING PAT: Patrick Bajkov, the leading Tips scorer, set the new Silvertips all-time scoring record with 264 points on Feb. 2, when he surpassed Zach Hamill with a first period power play goal … has twice tied his career high of 5 points … he reached the Silvertips all-time goal scoring record (108) with a goal vs. Kelowna on Mar. 2.
- THIS IS 40: Did you know? The Silvertips have surpassed the 40-win mark for the sixth time in franchise history, and third time in the last four years.
- AGAINST THE B.C. DIVISION: The Tips are 16-2-0-1 against opponents from the B.C. Division … their next B.C. opponent is Mar. 16 vs. Victoria … the Silvertips have ten players on their roster from British Columbia.
- SPECIAL DELIVERIES: For the Silvertips special teams, the penalty kill is 1st in the WHL (84.6) … the Tips power play went 5-of-9 on Jan. 7 vs. Victoria, tying a franchise record for most power play goals in one game (5) … they are 7-of-23 in the last seven games … Connor Dewar leads the Silvertips with 15 power play goals.
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