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Americans overcome four-goal deficit, beat Thunderbirds in shootout

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KENT, Wash. - The Tri-City Americans overcame a four-goal deficit by scoring four power-play goals, then won a shootout decision over the Seattle Thunderbirds 5-4 in Western Hockey League action Sunday night.

Brendan Shinnimin scored twice in regulation and then he and Johnny Lazo both scored in the shootout as they beat the Thunderbirds 2-0 in the tiebreaker.

Seattle scored four straight goals in the first period, two by Jonathan Parker and singles by Chance Lund and Tyler Alos.

Tri-City got one back with a power play goal by Shinnimin, his fourth of the season, at 19:54 of the opening period. The goal was the first by Tri-City against Seattle goaltender Calvin Pickard this season and came after Pickard had stopped 68 straight Tri-City shots over two games.

Adam Hughesman and Shinnimin scored to set up the game-tying goal by Feser.

In the shootout, both Prab Rai and Colin Jacobs missed while Shinnimin and Lazo both connected to lift Tri-City to a 5-2-0 record on the season. Seattle is 2-5-1.

Drew Owsley made 25 saves for Seattle.

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