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Glover stops 44 shots as the Thunderbirds beat the Americans 3-1

Saturday, 10.27.2012 / 1:24 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Glover stops 44 shots as the Thunderbirds beat the Americans 3-1

SEATTLE - Brandon Glover stopped 44-of-45 shots, earning the game's first star, as the Seattle Thunderbirds beat the visiting Tri-City Americans 3-1 on Friday in Western Hockey League action.

Connor Sanvido, Roberts Lipsbergs and Riley Sheen scored for the Thunderbirds (6-5-0), who sit last in the U.S. Division, while Seth Swenson chipped in with two assists.

Tyson Dallman scored the lone goal for the Americans (9-4-2), who lost in regulation time for the first time in 10 outings.

Eric Comrie made 24 saves in a losing effort.

Seattle was unable to earn any power-play opportunities while Tri-City went 0-for-4 with the man advantage.

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This team has been a real treat to say you've been the head coach of them. I'm extremely proud of this group ... after the disappointment of (the Game 6 loss) is digested, it's always a lot easier as a coach when your team has emptied its tank, and that team emptied its tank for me for three months.

— Senators coach Dave Cameron after getting eliminated in the first round by the Canadiens