KENNEWICK, Wash. - Brian Williams and Justin Gutierrez each had two goals in leading the Tri-City Americans to a 5-1 victory Tuesday night over the Seattle Thunderbirds in Western Hockey League action.
Justin Feser stretched his point streak to 10 games, dishing out two assists. Rookie Parker Bowles also had two assists, while Luke Lee-Knight had 26 saves for the Americans (28-17-3).
Lee-Knight, getting his seventh consecutive start, is 5-2-0-0 since Eric Comrie was shelved for the season with a hip injury.
The Thunderbirds (18-27-3), who have lost 16 of 18, got their lone goal from Alexander Delnov on a 5-on-3 power play in the second period.
Yeah, it was a pretty special moment for me. Today was my Dad's [55th] birthday. I have a lot of family in town, so it was a special moment for me to score my first one today. A win definitely would have capped it off, but you can't have everything.
— Sabres rookie Jack Eichel after scoring a goal in his National Hockey League debut
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