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Originally published January 11, 2014 at 10:21 PM | Page modified January 11, 2014 at 10:42 PM

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Seattle scores twice in five-minute span for comeback WHL victory

Delnov scores the winner for Thunderbirds


Two goals in a five-minute span at the end of regulation and into overtime lifted the Seattle Thunderbirds to a 4-3 comeback victory over Spokane in Western Hockey League action Saturday night at the ShoWare Center in Kent.

Alexander Delnov scored his second goal of the game, and 20th of the season, at 2:14 into overtime to win it for Seattle (25-14-2-3).

Roberts Lipsbergs also had two goals for the T-birds, and now has 25 on the season. Lipsbergs had two assists, including one on the winner. Shea Theodore and Ryan Gropp also each had two Seattle assists.

Danny Mumaugh was the winning goaltender for Seattle, making 22 stops.

Connor Chartier scored twice for the Chiefs (26-13-1-2), who were hurt by 30 penalty minutes. Seattle had eight power plays.

At Tri-City 3, Everett 2 (OT)

Philip Tot scored 4:29 in overtime to lift the Americans in the tight game.

Lucas Nickles and Justin Harmonic had assists on the winning goal.

Eric Comrie was the winning goaltender with 35 saves.

Tri-City opened the scoring in the first period when Brian Williams connected. Everett came back with a second-period goal by Ivan Nikolishin and then Patrick Bajkov scored at 15:03 of the third period to give the Silvertips (24-13-6-1) a 2-1 lead.

Braden Purtill then scored at 17:41 to enable the Americans (20-20-2-2) to force the extra period.

From league reports.



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