KENNEWICK, WA — The Tri-City Americans scored two goals in the first 2:42 of the game and went on to a 5-3 win over the Kamloops Blazers on Tuesday night in Kennewick, WA.
Morgan Geekie scored first taking a great pass from Jordan Topping off the rush for a 1-0 lead 1:12 into the game.
Mackenze Stewart scored his second of the year off a rebound on the rush putting it over the glove of goaltender Connor Ingram for a 2-0 Americans lead 2:42 into the game.
Vladislav Lukin rounded out the scoring in the first period with a wrist shot from the slot and the Americans led 3-0 going into the first intermission.
The Blazers scored the next goal on the power play 6:50 into the second period. Matt Revel potted his 15th of the season off a rebound.
Parker Bowles restored the three goal lead 43 seconds later one-timing a pass from Morgan Geekie for a 4-1 Americans lead.
Gage Quinney made it 4-2 with 8.1 seconds left in the second period one-timing a power play goal past goaltender Evan Sarthou.
The next goal was key, and the Blazers had their chances but Sarthou turned them aside.
Michael Rasmussen made it 5-2 midway through the frame walking out of the corner with the puck and sliding it underneath goaltender Connor Ingram.
Collin Shirley tallied on a partial breakaway, blowing past an Americans defender in the neutral zone.
The Blazers had Ingram pulled for the 1:31 to finish the game, but did not score in a 5-3 loss.
Evan Sarthou had a strong night in goal with 33 saves on 36 shots, while Ingram stopped 24 of 29 shots.
The Blazers power play was 2-for-4 on the night and their penalty kill went 2-for-2.
The Blazers play next on Wednesday in Seattle.
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