Barzal gets two goals, and scores the winner 35 seconds into overtime in a 3-2 victory over the Silvertips.

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KENT — Give Mathew Barzal time and space and look out.

Barzal, a first-round pick of the New York Islanders who just finished competing for Team Canada in the World Junior Championships, scored 35 seconds into the three-on-three overtime period to lift the Seattle Thunderbirds to a 3-2 win over the Everett Silvertips on Saturday night.

Barzal, who also scored in the first period and now has 11 goals and 34 assists in 27 games, showed why he is one of the elite players in the world with a perfect shot into the top shelf over Everett goaltender Carter Hart.

“That was really a lot of fun,” Barzal said. “There’s obviously a lot of space in the overtime. It’s new and it’s fun and that’s what it’s supposed to be.”

Barzal took a pass from Ryan Gropp in front of his own net, weaved his way down the ice and fired a shot over Hart’s blocker and into the top of the net.

Seattle coach Steve Konowalchuk could barely hide his enthusiasm at having Barzal back after he missed nine games due to his time at the World Juniors in Helsinki, Finland.

“That,” Konowalchuk said, “was just a great play in overtime. That was an NHL move and shot against a good defense and a good goaltender.”

The win puts Seattle at 22-14-3-0 and two points behind Everett for the lead in the U.S. Division. The loss ends a four-game winning streak for the Silvertips and puts Everett at 23-12-1-2.

It was a big first period for Seattle’s first line when the T-birds built a 2-0 lead.

Keegan Kolesar, who is averaging more than a point a game, scored his 18th goal of the season at 7:10 of the first period to give Seattle the lead.

Barzal, the other Seattle player who scores more than a point a game, made it 2-0 with his 10th goal of the season.

Gropp, the third member of Seattle’s first line, had assists on all three goals.

Everett cut the margin to a single goal with only 12 seconds left in the second period on a goal by Remi Laurencelle, his 23rd of the season.

The second period was all about goaltending with both Everett’s Hart and Seattle’s Landon Bow taking turns making spectacular stops.

Everett tied it just 1:47 into the third period on the 10th goal of the season by Matt Fonteyne.