Everett, Wash. — The Spokane Chiefs dropped the second game of their 2019 preseason schedule on Saturday night in Everett, falling to the hosting Everett Silvertips, 5-3. Adam Beckman scored twice to lead the Chiefs.
Everett’s Michal Gut opened the scoring with just over seven minutes left in the first period, beating Spokane netminder Lukas Parik to make it 1-0 in favor of the hosting Silvertips at 12:59. Dawson Butt and Gianni Fairbrother earned assists on the play.
Spokane bounced back early in the second period as Post Falls, Idaho native Bear Hughes scored on a power play to make it 1-1. Linemates Cordel Larson and Michael King earned assists on the tying goal just 3:33 into the middle frame.
The Silvertips regained the lead at 2-1 just over three minutes later as rookie Jack Lambert was able to beat Parik’s blocker to score his first goal as Silvertip.
Last year’s team-leading goal-scorer and 2019 third-round NHL draft pick Beckman took advantage of a power play opportunity with with 3:14 left in the second to tie the game, scoring just 11 seconds into the man advantage off a Justyn Gurney interference call. Eli Zummack earned the lone assist on the play.
Everett once again gained the lead with 13:49 left in the third and final frame as Brendan Lee set up Max Patterson for a well-executed goal off the rush to make it 3-2. Defenseman Ty Gibson also earned an assist on the play, marking his first point as a member of the Silvertips. Justyn Gurney added on at 11:35, deflecting a Reece Vitelli shot in front to make it 4-2.
Beckman struck again at 17:30 of the third, again on the power play, snapping his second of the game past Everett goalie Keegan Karki to make it a one-goal game. Everett slid the puck into an empty net with under a minute remaining to secure the victory.
The loss pushes Spokane to 0-2-0-0 so far during the 2019 preseason. They will face Vancouver at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday in Everett.
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