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.
Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
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