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Ams Earn 3-1 Win Over Thunderbirds

The Americans played the Seattle Thunderbirds today at the accesso ShoWare Center in Kent, the third game of their season opening five game road trip. Tri-City led for the entire game after taking a one goal lead mid-first period. An strong performance from veteran goaltender Beck Warm helped lift the Americans to a 3-1 victory.

Scoring opened tonight at 13:09 first period with an unassisted power play goal from Colorado Avalanche prospect Sasha Mutala.

Sam Huo extended the Americans lead to two in the second period with a goal from the high-slot. Assisted by Mutala on the power play. Tri-City finished tonight two for four on the power play.

The Thunderbirds had five power play opportunities during the third period but were only able to capitalize once.¬†Andrej Kukuca¬†scored for Seattle on the man advantage,¬†closing Tri-City’s lead to one with 10:27 remaining.

Warm stopped an impressive 31 of 32 shots faced tonight to hold off the Thunderbirds.

With one second remaining Sasha Mutala scored the empty net insurance goal to cement Tri-City’s victory.

Final: 3-1 TC

Shots: 32-24 SEA

[Box Score]

The Americans will travel to Spokane tomorrow for the Chiefs’ 2019 home opener. They will return to Tri-City a week later on October 5th for their own home opener against the Chiefs at the Toyota Center. Tickets are available here.

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