T-birds get to Everett goaltender Carter Hart and grab 2-1 series lead with Game 4 Friday in Everett.

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EVERETT — The Seattle Thunderbirds got a measure of revenge against top goaltender Carter Hart on Wednesday and regained the home-ice advantage with a 5-0 win over the Everett Silvertips.

After winning seven times against Seattle this season, including a shutout win in the series opener, Hart surrendered all five goals before leaving in the third period.

Seattle now leads the Western Conference semifinals series 2-1 with Game 4 scheduled in Everett on Friday.

The Thunderbirds scored three goals in the second period to take control of the game and then added two more on the power play after a five-minute kneeing major.

The key, though, might have been the first period when the Thunderbirds took three penalties and managed to keep the game scoreless thanks mainly to goaltender Landon Bow.

“They came out flying,” Seattle coach Steve Konowalchuk said. “Our penalty kill was a real boost because it gave us a chance to get into the game. Bow played solid and our penalty kill has a lot of depth.”

Seattle’s first goal was shocking and definitely put the momentum squarely on Seattle’s side.

Scott Eansor, the hard-working center who is a superb penalty killer, launched an innocent-looking high shot that bounced off the top of Hart’s catching glove. The puck fluttered in the air before it landed behind Hart and into the net.

The second goal came when Ethan Bear, a Western Conference all-star defenseman, used his hard shot to get through traffic and into the twine. The third was much like the second, except it was Keegan Kolesar who shot the puck through traffic and into the net.

Turner Ottenbreit and Donovan Neuls added power-play goals in the third period after Dawson Leedahl was called for a five-minute kneeing major against Kolesar.

It was the second game in a row that Seattle decided to take shots whenever possible, and it paid off.

“We have to work really hard to get shots against that team,” Konowalchuk said. “We have to take them when we can.”

Bow, who led the WHL in shutouts in the regular season with six, picked up his second in the playoffs by stopping all 23 shots that came his way and helped Seattle successfully kill off all five of Everett’s power plays.

“That was huge to get the home-ice advantage back,” Bow said. “It sets us up to get another one. We scored some tonight, but we know Hart is a really good goalie and it won’t be easy on Friday night.”

Mathew Barzal and Nolan Volcan both had three assists in the game for Seattle.