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Greg Scott scores game-winner as Seattle defeats Kelowna 6-4

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KELOWNA, B.C. - Greg Scott scored the winner for Seattle, a short-handed effort on a two-on-one break, as the Thunderbirds rallied for a 6-4 win over the Kelowna Rockets in WHL playoff action Tuesday.

The best-of-seven series is now tied 2-2. The Rockets jumped out to a quick lead, scoring twice on five shots and prompting Seattle bench boss Rob Sumner to pull starter Jacob De Serres.

The move calmed the Thunderbirds' frazzled nerves, and Seattle played smooth hockey from there out, scoring four straight goals to pull ahead 4-2 after two periods.

Bud Holloway, David Richard, with his fourth post-season goal, Thomas Hickey, Jan Eberle and Lindsay Nielsen also scored for Seattle.

On Monday, the T-Birds posted a 3-2 overtime win in Game 3 at Prospera Place.

Game 5 is Thursday.

Brady Leavold and Jamie Benn, in the first five minutes of the game, plus Colin Long and Kyle St. Denis, in the third period, replied for Kelowna, which rallied to tie the score at 4-4.

Scott, however, broke the deadlock by burying a hard, short-handed wrister at 8:16 of the third. Nielsen closed out the scoring with an empty-net goal.

Kris Westblom made 16 saves for the Rockets, while Riku Helenius made 19 stops in relief for Seattle.

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