Patrick Bajkov had the hat-trick for the Everett Silvertips as they exploded for eight goals to take a 2-1 lead in the WHL Western Conference final with an 8-4 win over Tri-Cities on Monday night.
The Silvertips have not lost on the road in the WHL playoffs and going into last night, the Americans had not lost on home ice.
The series won’t resume until Thursday.
The Eastern Conference final between Swift Current and Lethbridge continues Tuesday in Lethbridge with Game 3. The Broncos won the first two on home ice.